2008_10_blterminat.jpgToday, the NY Post has a story about how Mayor Bloomberg directed money from the mayoral slush fund to City Council members on the committee that will decide whether the term limits extension should go to a vote before the whole Council: "Five members of the committee secured $3.1 million from the $5.3 million stash in Bloomberg's 2008 budget" (chart). Though the slush fund was discontinued in the summer, one term limits opponent in the Council says, "I think it's obvious that Bloomberg was trying to curry favor here... I think this is one way he laid the groundwork." Also: the Post Photoshopped a picture of Bloomberg as the Terminator for the cover! And yesterday the NY Times reported how Bloomberg as urging the many charities he donates to to support him in his third term quest.