Juvenile politicians delay opening of Ground Zero Museum

New York city Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo are in a spitting contest over who will be responsible for funding and operating the 9/11 museum and memorial. The project is now in limbo and might not even be ready by next year's anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. New York Times: The first hint of tensions occurred after the 10th anniversary commemoration, when reports surfaced that Mr. Cuomo and Mr. Christie were annoyed at Mr. Bloomberg and the foundation over restrictions on access to the memorial and the ceremony. The reports were later denied by aides to the two governors. The dispute entered a new stage in June with a struggle over who would control the overall memorial. The conflict over what many New Yorkers regard as a hallowed site carries political risks for the mayor and the governor. Mr. Bloomberg has raised tens of millions of dollars for the museum and has contributed $15 million of his own money, but he may leave office at the end of 2013 with a...(Read Full Post)