A couple of months ago we reported on the possible return of former Nassau Presiding Officer Bruce Blakeman to politics.
Not Nassau County politics, New York City politics.
And now it is official.
The New York Post reports that Blakeman is throwing his hat in the ring for Mayor of NYC in 2009.
The headline is pure Post and not a good sign for Blakeman's image "BEATLE GAL PAL'S EX IN MAYOR RUN." That means Blakeman's ex is now Paul McCartney's main squeeze.
Blakeman says "I think there's a real desire for continuity," by following "in the mold" of Rudy Guiliani and Bloomberg.
I guess he doesn't want "continuity" of his own years in Nassau where he along with the rest of the Gulotta Republicans buried the county in debt.
Blakeman continues "I've come to the conclusion all want a different name than the names out there."
He should also conclude that his tenure in Nassau will be fodder for the NYC media and his opponents.
The Post story says Blakeman "... last ran for office in 1998 as the Republican nominee for state comptroller."
That was when he saw the writing on the wall in Nassau and wanted to get out while the getting was good.
The Post didn't mention his real last run which was his defeat in 1999.
My prediction is a short-lived candidacy.