The answer was obvious even before the question was posed, but we felt like asking anyway. Given reports that Michael R. Bloomberg has been shopping around for someone he’d like to anoint as the next mayor, is it possible that Hon. Fernando Ferrer got a call? Mr. Ferrer smiled. It was a half-smile, one registering both amusement and bemusement.
“I mean, if I were he, supposedly a fully grown adult, I’d be embarrassed by it,” he said of the Bloomberg search for a designated successor. “Leave it at that.”
Fact is, he said the other day over breakfast at a Bronx diner, his last conversation with the mayor was quite a while back. Mr. Bloomberg had tried to recruit him to take part in a lighthearted video for the annual Inner Circle dinner, where reporters and politicians trade jabs. “I took a pass,” he said.
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