After the AP blew the whistle on Mayor Bloomberg's SUV idling away as he attends various events, Bloomberg's spokesman Stu Loeser says the mayor "made it clear" to his police detail that the administration "should set a better example." The administration being one that has supported laws for tougher restrictions on vehicles idling and touted reducing carbon emissions by 30% by 2030. The AP points out that "the city's three-minute idling limit ... does not legally apply to the mayor's SUVs, which are classified as emergency vehicles," but adds, "The mayor isn't just violating his own environmental agenda when he lets his SUVs idle. He's wasting fuel and money." We'll keep an eye on Idle-gate.