The NY Times tells us that big cities, including the greatest city in the world, will get more money in 2005 from the Homeland Security budget. And well they ought to.
What the NY Times does not do is give credit to any local politican, which is so weird as to be inexplicable. Surely Chuck Schumer, Hillary!, Mayor Bloomberg, and Presidential hopefuls Pataki and Giuliani were lined up to claim that it was their great relationship with Bush and forceful advocacy for the Apple that turned the tide.
Instead, the only pol mentioned is George Bush. In all seriousness, there is no way he deserves the sole credit, now is there?
So, is the Times deliberately stiffing Pataki and Giuliani, or is there a greater subtlety to this? My paranoia is broad, but (on this point, anyway) not deep.