Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg
is many things — 72 years old; personally worth about 12 percent of the Colorado economy; clueless — but one thing that especially describes him is someone who's very bad at identifying the existence of roads.
I'm speaking, of course, about his recent quote
in Rolling Stone
regarding the recall elections of former Colorado Springs Sen. John Morse
and Pueblo's Rep. Angela Giron
over the contentious gun legislation that was recently upheld as constitutional
by a federal judge. Here's what Bloomberg said:
In Colorado, we got a law passed. The NRA went after two or three state Senators in a part of Colorado where I don't think there's roads. It's as far rural as you can get. And, yes, they lost recall elections. I'm sorry for that. We tried to help 'em. But the bottom line is, the law is on the books, and being enforced.
Now, I realize that to most New Yorkers the rest of the U.S. looks like Saul Steinberg's illustration "View of the World from 9th Avenue."
But "as far rural as you can get" is just stupid. So Todd Shepherd
took it upon himself to investigate and put an end to this question of roads or no roads for all. The result is pretty hilarious.