Could you imagine a Republican caught pulling something like this? Here we’ve got the ultimate Nanny Stater, the man who wants to control your diet, how much you drink, what you smoke, your sodium intake and, well, pretty much your entire existence. But when it comes time to sacrifice for the common good and conserve a little bit of energy, what does this elitist snob do? He actually has someone attack an air-conditioning until to his idling SUV so he doesn’t have to perspire for even a second.
There are likely hundreds of NYC schools that have no AC, but his gas-guzzling SUV is super-fortified with freshly chilled air
Who’s full of hot air?
Mayor Bloomberg wants to maintain his politically correct credentials on global warming — but hates to get into a hot car when he leaves an air conditioned building.
The solution his aides came up with could easily have doubled as a stunt on David Letterman’s show.
In full view of bemused tourists and other passers-by, workers yesterday performed what looked like a comedy routine: They hoisted a standard room air conditioner to a side window of one of the mayor’s SUVs parked in the City Hall lot to see if it would fit.
If the strange plan gets a green light, the units would be plugged into electrical outlets and cause less pollution than running the vehicles’ own A/Cs on an idling engine.
“This is an experiment to be used on extremely hot days like the types we saw last week,” said mayoral spokesman Stu Loeser.
“Even with the vehicles parked in the shade, the temperatures inside can quickly rise to more than 100 degrees.”
When temperatures hit the high 90s a week ago, Bloomberg visited the Bronx Works senior center and called on New Yorkers to turn off “all non-essential appliances.”
So the rest of the schlubs should sweat their asses off, but we just cannot have Emperor Bloomberg sit in a warm truck for even a minute.