¡Viva El Bloombito!
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has some choice words for those who razz him for his stilted Spanish: get a life.
Speaking on his weekly radio show this morning, Mr. Bloomberg–whose command of the language has long been the butt of jokes, eye rolling and even a parody Twitter account–said he’s actually pretty good and getting better all the time.
¡Viva El Bloombito!
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who famously–or infamously, perhaps–summarizes his press conferences in both English and Spanish, is determined to continue improving upon his language skills even after his final term ends.
A coalition of labor unions has launched a major Spanish-language radio campaign touting City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor.
SEIU 32BJ, the Hotel Trades Council, the Mason Tenders District Council and Teamsters Joint Local 16 have teamed up as “Unidos para Comunidades Trabajadoras” for the one-minute spot, which touts Ms. Quinn’s record and declares: “It’s time we had a mayor who looks out for us.”
Step aside Carlos Danger, Bill de Blasio is ready to make his own pitch to Latino voters as he and his fellow mayoral candidates increasingly tailor their message to the city’s sizable Hispanic community.
Mr. de Blasio, who has clearly been practicing his Spanish language skills, released a new online ad today where he personally narrates in the language.
Mitt Romney released a new Spanish-language ad today, “Country of Immigrants” featuring his son, Craig, discussing the family’s roots in Mexico.
“I’m Craig Romney. I would like to tell you how my father, Mitt Romney, thinks. He values very much that we are a nation of immigrants. My grandfather George was born in Mexico. For our family the greatness of the United States is how we respect and help each other, regardless of where we come from,” Craig says in the ad.
At today’s press conference on the set of Saturday Night Live touting the growth of the media industry in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg did his customary Spanish remarks after concluding his English address, much to the amusement of comedian Seth Meyers standing behind him and quietly chuckling.
“That was the highlight for me,” Mr. Meyers said in response to a reporter asking about it afterwards.