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Lucia Graves
Oct. 17, 2013, 1:23 p.m.

There is noth­ing un­com­fort­able about the fact that May­or Mi­chael Bloomberg likes wo­men. Es­pe­cially wo­men in high heels. Es­pe­cially Christine Quinn.

Re­mem­ber that New York Magazine pro­file when Quinn com­men­ted that the may­or “likes me in high heels” and would “yell at” her when she wore flats? Well Bloomberg would like you to for­get that; he later told a re­port­er who asked about it that it was an on­go­ing “joke” between him and Quinn, a failed New York City may­or­al can­did­ate and cur­rent speak­er of the New York City Coun­cil.

To un­der­score just how hil­ari­ous it is that he prefers his fe­male sub­or­din­ates in heels, he made the point again in a newly pub­lished con­ver­sa­tion with The New York­er‘s Re­becca Mead. “I like wo­men and I think that they look stun­ning in high heels — not that they look bad without high heels. I wouldn’t cri­ti­cize any­body,” Bloomberg said, at party cel­eb­rat­ing a mem­oir writ­ten by Jimmy Choo cofounder Tamara Mel­lon. “But, if I were a wo­man, I think I would wear high heels.”

He does not, however, wish it were a stand­ard fash­ion item for men, he ad­ded. No no, then he might ac­tu­ally have to wear them. Heels are strictly for wo­men.

“I just like wo­men,” he ad­ded.

Noth­ing un­com­fort­able about that at all!

An­oth­er per­son who likes con­veni­ent al­tern­ate real­it­ies? That would be failed New York City may­or­al can­did­ate and ir­re­press­ible sex­ter An­thony Wein­er, as TPM poin­ted out.

“Maybe if the In­ter­net didn’t ex­ist? Like, if I was run­ning in 1955? I’d prob­ably get elec­ted may­or,” he told GQ magazine in an in­ter­view pub­lished Thursday.

Yes, either that or if he didn’t send strangers pic­tures of his junk.

H/t Kev­in Murphy (@kcm74).

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