3rd SE Quadrant\The Approval Matrix: Week of March 31, 2008
The annual press Inner Circle Dinner performance showcases the Mayor (and Broadway casts) performing skits written by the City Hall press corps, with proceeds from the $500 tickets going to charity. Last night's [March 15, 2008] performance included references to PlaNYC 2030 (Planadu), calling Bloomberg "Young Mikenstein," and even a Spitzer song "Love Client Number 9." Mayor Bloomberg even wore a Xanadu-ish outfit - yellow headband, spandex leggings under shorts, and rollerskates! Last year, Bloomberg was Mayor Poppins.
A crowd pleasing moment came when Giants quarterback Eli Manning took to the stage. Bloomberg called him "mediocre," to which Manning replied, "You must be from New England. Are you secretly taping this show?" Bloomberg also made fun of his presidential ambitions and Rudy Giuliani's failed campaign.
(Photo courtesy of Gothamist.)