Bloomberg Calls NYPD His ‘Own Army,’ Flirts With Washington

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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11:  Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg talk at Ground Zero on the seventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks September 11, 2008 in New York City. Obama and Republican presidential nominee John McCain visited the World Trade Center area together to pay tribute to the more than 2,700 people killed on September 11, 2001.  (Photo by Shannon Stapleton-Pool/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Michael Bloomberg;Barack Obama
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Continuing to take digs at Barack Obama, Mayor Bloomberg explained last night the various ways his business and political expertise have prepared him for a job in Washington — you know, just in case it comes to that. "I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world," he said. "I have my own State Department, much to Foggy Bottom’s annoyance." Independents, assemble!