Giuliani: Bloomberg's Snow-Removal Effort a 'Big Mistake' - Yahoo! NewsOn the other hand, Republican Bloomberg is regarded in some circles as a liberal nanny-theorist, a member of the progressive avant-garde. The Jewish mayor angered many when he stepped in to defend Imam Rauf and the proposed Ground Zero Mosque .
Mayor Bloomberg publicly called for a draconian 3-1/2-year sentence for Plaxico Burress. Burress is a former New York Giants football player who accidentally shot himself in the leg in a New York bar. There was no talk of "redemption" or of America being the land of "second chances," as there was with Michael Vick.