E-mails reveal Bloomberg administration courted celebs and feminist icons to get support for Cathie Black as schools chancellor

Before Mayor Bloomberg appointed Cathie Black as schools chancellor, he had Micah Lasher, one of his top political operatives, orchestrate a public relations salvo to build support for her. Goodness knows she needed it, given that Black was not legally qualified for the job.

E-mails reveal Bloomberg administration courted celebs and feminist icons to get support for Cathie Black pick as schools chancellor – NYPOST.com.

2 thoughts on “E-mails reveal Bloomberg administration courted celebs and feminist icons to get support for Cathie Black as schools chancellor

  1. Constant Reader has pointed out that the Times has followed our lead in reporting the sordid tale of the Cathie Black emails. The best part of the Times piece is this gem:

    “I asked representatives of Mr. Bloomberg and Michael A. Cardozo, the city’s chief lawyer, how much the city had spent in trying to keep secret the public information in this and a number of other cases it had lost. A day later, Mr. Cardozo’s spokeswoman suggested filing a Freedom of Information request. ”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/nyregion/city-fought-30-months-to-keep-e-mail-about-cathleen-black-secret.html?ref=nyregion&_r=0

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