The first act of last weekend’s annual Inner Circle show featured a spoof of Back To The Future with Mayor Michael Bloomberg traveling back in time in an attempt to find a famous historical figure worthy of serving as his successor. At his press conference this afternoon announcing the LINK initiative to connect low-income New Yorkers with job opportunities, Politicker asked Mayor Bloomberg which historical figure he would choose if he could indeed travel back in time to pick someone to follow him in City Hall. Mayor Bloomberg declined to answer the question.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind may have sincerely apologized for wearing face paint for his “black guy Purim costume,” but at the Inner Circle Show this weekend, reporters demonstrated they weren’t completely finished with the controversy. To wit, Bloomberg News’ Henry Goldman did a musical number impersonating Mr. Hikind for the charity event, singing a modified version of the classic blues song “Got My Mojo Working.” Fortunately, Mr. Goldman declined to wear face paint himself.