When he ran for Mayor and as Public Advocate, Bill deBlasio often criticized Mayor Michael Bloomberg for being too close to then New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Last week he was picked off pressuring New York City Council members to vote for his leftist ally, Melissa Mark-Viverito who he successfully installed as Speaker of the City Council.

Confronted over the inconsistency deBlasio said, “Michael Bloomberg and I are very different people in ideology and many other ways.” And I just think it’s a different reality.”