Meet Mayor Bloomberg’s Alter Ego, “El Bloombito”
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a Latin alter ego and his name is El Bloombito.
New Yorkers with basic cable were subject to round the clock Hurricane Irene updates over the weekend. Amongst the MTA schedule updates and meteorology reports, our mayor of the last nine years held a press conference which was informative and reassuring until…he chose to break the language barrier and speak Spanish on live television.
It was by far the funniest display of Spanglish I’ve heard in, well, EVER. You would think if you were a billionaire you could afford a translator or maybe even Rosetta Stone, but as we all know Mayor Bloomberg isn’t a fan of tradition.
Bloomberg’s display of all out gringo-ness spawned the birth of his new, friendlier Latin alter ego—”Miguelito Bloomberg” or “El Bloombito” as the Latino community has affectionately nicknamed him.
Bloomberg himself has take notice of his counterpart El Bloombito and today tweeted a video to him of a reporter asking of Miguelito’s origin:
The world may never know who’s behind this parody of our mayor’s atrocious attempt at being bilingual, but we may have a new viable candidate for a mayor for the people and created by the people. Miguelito for Mayor!