Official portrait of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has long struggled to imagine a successor with the combination of star power, experience and grit to fill his shoes.
But not long ago, he was struck by an inspiration:
Hillary Rodham Clinton, the retiring secretary of state.
In a telephone call confirmed by three people, Mr. Bloomberg encouraged Mrs. Clinton to consider entering the 2013 mayor’s race, trading international diplomacy for municipal management on the grandest scale.
She would, the mayor suggested, be a perfect fit.
Irene claimed 27 lives in eight states according to CBS.
New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority has begun rebooting their massive system which was entirely shut down for the first time in its history due to weather.
13,000 flights were cancelled, nearly 5 million homes and business lost power at some point during the storm and damage is estimated at $7 billion dollars.
Already people are pointing fingers and crying overreaction. I say better to overreact and save lives. Things could have been
much worse and we should be thankful for that.
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