Mayor Bloomberg has implemented a controversial report card system for the city's teachers and schools and he's pushing restaurants to display their cleanliness grades on their windows — but he has no interest in grading the president. As a guest on CNN's "State of the Union" yesterday, the Mayor declined to issue a letter grade to President Obama. "I'd give him a pretty high grade," he said, adding that "[f]or a new president, he's in a very tough time" with issues including the war in Afghanistan, a "partisan," and the economy.

"I'd hate to use letters, but this guy is working very hard and trying, and he's got enthusiasm and drive." Last week, Obama said he had earned a solid B+ for his first 11 months in office — but that statement came before his healthcare plan began making significant advances in Washington. The other guest on the show, Republican Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger, said: “When it comes to effort, [Obama] should get a straight A."