Girlieman of the Week
Date Awarded: August 03, 2007
Girlieman: Big Apple Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Antics: Rampant ‘greeniac’ hypocrisy Michael Bloomberg, the Big Apple’s billionaire mayor, is, reportedly, eager to make a big step up the political ladder. With that in mind, he’s trying to shed that pesky ‘fatcat’ image by rubbing elbows with the people. Eager to sell himself as ‘a man of the people who is sensitive to environmental issues’, Bloomberg, with suitable fanfare, made it known that he rides to work on the subway "almost every day". Rides the subway? You bet. But, he doesn’t walk the sort distance to catch that ‘rubbing elbows with John Q. Public’ ride at the station nearest his home. Instead, two - GASP - Chevy Suburban SUVs meet him at his abode and drive him 22 blocks to another station where he can catch an express train that makes fewer stops. For playing up his ‘greeniac’, ‘man of the people’ crap for political purposes...for lacking the nads to admit, in public, that ‘I’m green, but I’m not THAT green’, Michael Bloomberg is PIG’s Girlieman of the Week.