As history has shown, unplowed streets after a blizzard are the unforgivable crime against the people. In Chicago, Jane Byrne used that as a platform to become mayor. The same scenario played out in New Jersey several times and it could deep six the ambitions of Governor Sandwiches, that is Chris Christie, caught in DisneyWorld as his state's streets remain snowed under in three feet of snow.
But the biggest hit of all could happen to the career of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The snow issue isn't going away. The media is gleefully publishing photos of residents of the city who can't navigate sidewalks which haven't been cleared. In the background are piles of garbage. The garbage is always a nice touch in urban scenes.
Bloomberg's deepening snow troubles render him less and less able to stand up for his new head of the New York school system Cathie Black. She starts early next month already hobbled by the initial denial of a waiver and later, after it was granted, by a parents's lawsuit to still keep her out. That lawsuit failed but such a setback might only whip up the fury among parents even more. As they observe the mayor's fall from grace, they are likely planning new attacks on Black.
Without support from on-high, Black might surrender early in the game, and return to her life as a socialite. That could be very good news indeed for the children of New York City. They need an education to find work in the global economy.