I should care, I should go around weeping
I should care, I should go without sleeping
Strangely enough, I sleep well
‘cept for a dream or two
But then I count my sheep well
Funny how sheep can lull you to sleep
So I should care, I should let it upset me
I should care but it just doesn’t get me….
That’s as far as Bloomberg would get in this Sammy Cahn tune, for now. At some point, either on a future Election Day, or when a problem that could have been avoided arises from within this mosque, he’ll get to the last part:
“I should care, and I do.”
“Mayor Bloomberg doesn’t care where money to build Ground Zero mosque comes from,” by Adam Lisberg for the New York Daily News, August 6 (thanks to Twostellas):
Mayor Bloomberg said he doesn’t know where the planners of the proposed mosque and Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero will get the money to build — and he doesn’t care.
“People say, well, you know, ‘Do they have the money? Can they raise the money? Where does it come from?’ ” the mayor said Friday on his WOR-AM radio show with John Gambling.
“I don’t know, and government shouldn’t — do you really want every time they pass the basket in your church and you throw a buck in, they run over and say, ‘Okay, now, you know, where do you come from? Who are your parents? Where’d you get this money?’
Big difference: What supremacist middle finger to America is the corner church trying to put up at Ground Zero?
“No! This is just not — and I can’t for the life of me — a handful of people ought to be ashamed of themselves.” [channeling a Fred Armisen character from SNL’s Weekend Update? – ed.]
Bloomberg gave an impassioned defense of the rights of the Park51 Islamic center this week after the Landmarks Preservation Commission gave the founders permission to tear down the existing structure on Park Place.
Organizers have not yet raised money to construct the proposed 13-story building.
They have said they may accept some foreign donations, but have pledged to weed out any contributions from people and groups with anti-American agendas.
So, no money from Feisal Abdul Rauf and Daisy Khan? Fabulous!