I don't understand why people are so exercised about the way Michael Bloomberg canned his deputy mayor. We're getting upset about all the wrong things.
New Yorkers elected Bloomberg mayor not because he was fun to watch but because he looked as if he knew how to run things. Now, you've got to wonder. He doesn't even seem to notice when he's wrong.
The corporate/conservative right are currently working a narrative that public employees and their unions are the reason for state and local budget problems.