So notes this piece from the weekend Post, which argues that fire-station closings based on flawed statistical models provided by consultants were actually much more responsible for the seventies fire epidemic than the traditional villain, arson. The author also points out various ongoing consulting-driven boondoggles in Bloomberg’s emergency-services departments that will be sure to enrage you if your local fire station becomes one of the twenty set to be cut this summer. [NYP]
Thanksgiving, Christmas and then maybe a few weeks into January — that’s when you really gotta sit down, talk to your advisers and say, ‘Look, do I have a chance?’ I think I know why I would want to run. I think I know what I think this country should do and what I would do. But I just don’t know whether it’s possible.