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NYC deputy mayor sneers at concerns about anti-gun MAIG using tax dollars


http://twitter.com/#!/Will_Antonin/status/348301440206389249

Earlier this week, Ace of Spades HQ blogger John Ekdahl uncovered evidence that New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s gun-grabbing group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, was using city resources to host its website. “As a NYC taxpayer, I’m pissed,” wrote one city resident.

http://twitter.com/#!/ExJon/status/348304467818586113

Ekdahl’s research raised a host of ethical and legal questions about whether NYC taxpayer dollars should support Nanny Bloomberg’s pet project, a tax-exempt 501(c)(4) like the ones targeted by the IRS.

Nothing to see here, move along, says New York City Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson.

http://twitter.com/#!/howiewolf/status/348280663092391936

Not just legal, but appropriate.

NYC Councilman Brad Lander, co-chair of the progressive caucus, disagrees. Delicious:

http://twitter.com/#!/bradlander/status/348282471479123968

Wolfson sneered at the councilman’s concerns.

http://twitter.com/#!/howiewolf/status/348283284570136577

“Ours”?

http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/348302824569974784

Heh.

The city’s sponsorship of MAIG is so clearly “legal and appropriate” that the story was picked up by Politico and BuzzFeed.

http://twitter.com/#!/maggiepolitico/status/348251374171066368
http://twitter.com/#!/ItsFischy/status/348247518422896640

Reporters and citizen journalists weren’t satisfied with Wolfson’s answers, but he continued to sneer at the concerns they raised.

http://twitter.com/#!/howiewolf/status/348284364871847936
http://twitter.com/#!/IsaacDovere/status/348286286630641664
http://twitter.com/#!/howiewolf/status/348287344450883586
http://twitter.com/#!/howiewolf/status/348288192610447360
http://twitter.com/#!/bradlander/status/348288700557426688
http://twitter.com/#!/howiewolf/status/348287893409775617
http://twitter.com/#!/howiewolf/status/348289328713187328
http://twitter.com/#!/IsaacDovere/status/348288519950704641
http://twitter.com/#!/IsaacDovere/status/348289471634100224
http://twitter.com/#!/maggiepolitico/status/348289867509276674
http://twitter.com/#!/BuzzFeedAndrew/status/348290205305950208
http://twitter.com/#!/howiewolf/status/348290995936452608

It’s no longer midnight. We’re still waiting for the answer, Howie.

Nanny Bloomberg’s press secretary upped the petulant ante when he got in on the action.

http://twitter.com/#!/maggiepolitico/status/348284898416656384
http://twitter.com/#!/maggiepolitico/status/348286788416200704
http://twitter.com/#!/marclavorgna/status/348287101999149056
http://twitter.com/#!/marclavorgna/status/348288450757271553

LaVorgna bravely ran away before answering these tweets.

http://twitter.com/#!/maggiepolitico/status/348293971182755840
http://twitter.com/#!/RobGeorge/status/348307115166810112
http://twitter.com/#!/CatsPolitics/status/348310196310908931

The Weekly Standard’s Jim Swift ran with the story and it was picked up by The Drudge Report.

http://twitter.com/#!/DRUDGE_REPORT/status/348420886321315840

More from Swift on the press secretary’s spin.

http://twitter.com/#!/bomble/status/348203643192872961

As Ekdahl notes, questions remain.

http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/348311004637184001
http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/348312747001380866
http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/348314749982875650
http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/348317910600663041
http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/348318173042454530
http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/348320537111576576
http://twitter.com/#!/JohnEkdahl/status/348320848551231488

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/06/22/nyc-deputy-mayor-sneers-at-concerns-about-anti-gun-maig-using-tax-dollars-bonus-gun-grabber-slap-fight/


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