Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Mayor Michael Bloomberg rang in the New Year by sharing a smooch with Lady Gaga after they dropped the ball in Times Square together. At Mayor Bloomberg’s post-State of the State address press conference today, The Politicker spotted the mayor’s girlfriend, Diana Taylor and got her take on the now infamous smooch.
Earlier this week, State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. wrote a scathing, Spanish-language blog post criticizing unmarried couples including Mayor Bloomberg and Diana Taylor, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Sandra Lee, and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. According to Senator Diaz, all these unmarried couples are a bunch of unholy fornicators.
“I, for my part, don’t want to offend anyone, but the Bible, the word of God; calls it fornication to live as husband and wife without having made this union a wedding officially blessed by God and man,” Senator Diaz wrote in remarks translated from the original Spanish.
The First Lady
Mayoral main squeeze Diana Taylor was interviewed for the latest issue of NYO Magazine by Observer editor-in-chief Elizabeth Spiers, and it’s a doozy.
Asked, for example her thoughts on President Barack Obama, she channels Sarah Palin.
“I think that he’s a very intelligent man,” she said carefully. “And he has a lot to learn.”
Her voice took on a sharper edge. “For somebody’s who’s going to come in and be the great unifier—you know, that hopey-changey stuff—it hasn’t worked very well. The country is more divided now than it’s ever been. And he doesn’t appreciate other people and what they do. “