As previously mentioned, Democratic City Councilmember Charles Barron has blasted Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowtiz, calling him a Benedict Arnold for endorsing Mayor Bloomberg's third term bid. At a rally outside of Brooklyn Borough Hall yesterday, Markowitz, a Democrat, threw his support behind the billionaire mayor, telling everyone, "When you have a great thing you stick with it...Do we agree on everything? No. But I know we agree that Brooklyn is where New York City begins."

Bloomberg, who was at Markowitz's side, proudly declared, "Marty knows that this election isn’t about partisanship, it’s about leadership. Marty’s decision to join our campaign shows what Brooklynites already know: Marty has the courage of his convictions." He also knows who's going to be buttering his bread after the next election, and odds are it's not going to be a Democrat.

Contacted by Politicker, Barron unloaded on Markowitz: "He's a traitor to the borough of Brooklyn. He's supposed to be a big-time Brooklyn cheerleader."