Mayor Bloomberg may be many things, but a dummy, he ain't.
If you remember, last summer, he tried to get the city council to lower the fee ($25 to $110), and add several restrictions at the same time. He did this, because he could see the writing on the wall. See this
article, from the Gothamist.
As a politician who might have his sights on the Whitehouse, he is very aware of what battles he must fight and which ones not to fight.
Spats, yeah, you saw my announcement over in the 2A thread. And while we can discuss things there, to a point, it is best to start a specific thread to discuss the specific case. There is just too much in that 2A thread to make much meaningful discussion of. So Glenn, knowingly or not, did the right thing.