Mayor's Installs Window A/C Unit To SVU

Known for his politically-correct stance on global warming, Mayor Bloomberg may become a target for environmentalists after his workers were seen installing a standard air conditioning unit in the window of his SVU. Ironically enough, if the plan gets approved it is expected to cause less harmful emissions than if the idle car ran its own A/C.

"This is an experiment to be used on extremely hot days like the types we saw last week," mayoral spokesman Stu Loeser told "Even with the vehicles parked in the shade, the temperatures inside can quickly rise to more than 100 degrees."

Mayor Bloomberg’s vechicle has received attention before -- in July 2009 his SVU was put on cooling restriction when reporters saw them idling with the A/C on.

Bloomberg promptly apologized for the incident and promised to obey the city’s three-minute idling restriction.

"There is far less emissions corresponding to the power of a single air conditioner on the grid than idling a V-8 engine," Loeser said.