Bloomberg Unimpressed by Prince Charles’s House

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17:  New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg attends a press conference announcing the new date for the Concert 4 NYC to be held on September 30, 2011 at the Central Park Arsenal on August 17, 2011 in New York City  The Concert 4 NYC was originally scheduled for June 9, 2011 but was cancelled due to inclement weather.  (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
Photo: Jemal Countess/2011 Getty Images

There are several double-takes to be had in the New York Times’ look at Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s British overtures, such as London Mayor Boris Johnson’s joke about trans-fats — “I thought it had something to do with transsexuals, obese transsexuals, or something.” But the real laugh-out-loud moment comes with the New York mayor’s response to his night at Prince Charles’s Scottish home of Birkhall: “‘Won’t stay there again,’ he said, of the vast estate.” Of course, it is hard to compete with Chez Bloomberg.