Earlier this week, Mayor Bloomberg and Comptroller Thompson met in the first mayoral debate. The NY Times notes that "moderators asked questions about manicures, pedicures, Roman Polanski and Big Macs. They did not, however, ask about the economy," despite unemployment, foreclosure and budget issues plaguing the city. Why was that? Apparently they ran out of time! NY1's political director explained, "Had we not asked about the ‘nanny state’ or N.Y.P.D. tactics or education or homelessness, someone would be asking us about that omission."