Michael Bloomberg is the poster politician for oppressive, nanny state government … a rabidly unapologetic liberal who wants to take away your guns and your big gulps.
But the New York mayor is 100 percent correct in his assessment of female footwear.
“I like women and I think that they look stunning in high heels — not that they look bad without high heels. I wouldn’t criticize anybody,” Bloomberg told The New Yorker.
Hmmmm … so it’s not just “sexist” blogs like FITS (oh, and the mainstream media) who have a foot fetish.
But is Bloomberg telling the truth when he says he “wouldn’t criticize” women who don’t wear heels? Not according to New York city council chairwoman Christine Quinn, who claims Bloomberg has repeatedly rebuked her for wearing flats.
“I was at a parade with him once and he said, ‘What are those?’” Quinn told The New York Times. “I said, ‘They’re comfortable,’ and he said, ‘I never want to hear those words out of your mouth again.’”
“He likes me in high heels,” Quinn added.
Incidentally, Bloomberg made a decidedly sexist appearance in a New York Magazine profile of Quinn (who finished third in the Democratic primary to replace Bloomberg as mayor New York). Introduced to the mayor along with a friend, journalist Jonathan Van Meter recalls Bloomberg’s response to a supporter of his anti-Second Amendment policies.
“My friend and I followed the host over, shook Bloomberg’s hand, and my friend thanked him for his position on gun control,” recalls Van Meter. “Without even acknowledging the comment, Bloomberg gestured toward a woman in a very tight floor-length gown standing nearby and said, ‘Look at the ass on her.'”