NY mayor Michael Bloomberg blasted Sarah Palin for a tweet urging New Yorkers to block the construction of a mosque at Ground Zero. He then quickly denied that he had called Palin a racist.
On Sunday, Palin tweeted:
“Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan if you believe catastrophic pain caused @ Twin Towers site is too raw, too real.”
At a press conference later that day, Bloomberg said:
“Sarah Palin has a right to her opinions, but I could not disagree more…Everything the United States stands for and New York stands for is tolerance and openness.”
Bloomberg then made a remark that seemed to suggest that he thought Palin was a racist, which he immediately denied.
In any event, a WSJ poll shows why Palin is still a popular politician. Most WSJ readers agree with her on this issue: