‘Why Don’t They Just Get a Life?’: Bloomberg on Critics of His Spanish

Mayor Bloomberg during an appearance on WOR. (Photo: Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)
Mayor Bloomberg during an appearance on WOR. (Photo: Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)

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. Continue reading “‘Why Don’t They Just Get a Life?’: Bloomberg on Critics of His Spanish”

Mayor Bloomberg Vows to ‘Speak Spanish Like a Native’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and actress Jennifer Lopez. (Photo: Getty)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and actress Jennifer Lopez. (Photo: Getty)

¡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. Continue reading “Mayor Bloomberg Vows to ‘Speak Spanish Like a Native’”

Unions Launch Spanish Radio Ad Campaign Touting Quinn

Christine Quinn and Sila María Calderón
Christine Quinn at one of her many events touting her support in the Latino community.

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.”

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Bill de Blasio Touts His Spanish Language Skills

Bill de Blasio in his new ad.
Bill de Blasio in his new ad.
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.

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Mitt Romney Touts His Immigrant Roots in New Ad

romney wave2 Mitt Romney Touts His Immigrant Roots in New Ad 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.  Continue reading “Mitt Romney Touts His Immigrant Roots in New Ad”

Seth Meyers Is Amused With Bloomberg’s Spanish [Video]

bloomberg snl set Seth Meyers Is Amused With Bloombergs Spanish [Video]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.

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