Ask Mayor Bloomberg why he didn’t go to the scene of the deadly train derailment in the Bronx or participate in press conferences throughout the day, and he’ll reply thusly, as he did last night:>
What can I do? I’m not a professional firefighter or a police officer. There’s nothing I can do. What I can do is make sure that the right people from New York City — our police commissioner, our fire commissioner and our emergency management commissioner — are there and that they have all the resources that they want.