Michael Bloomberg says he has a direct path to Heaven for his gun work — no, really

The end of Michael Bloomberg’s NY Times interview (we covered the part where he plans to make an anti-gun NRA here) has a very odd ending. The former NYC mayor said that if there is a God, he’s getting fast-tracked to him in the afterlife because of his work on guns and smoking:

Mr. Bloomberg was introspective as he spoke, and seemed both restless and wistful. When he sat down for the interview, it was a few days before his 50th college reunion. His mortality has started dawning on him, at 72. And he admitted he was a bit taken aback by how many of his former classmates had been appearing in the “in memoriam” pages of his school newsletter.

But if he senses that he may not have as much time left as he would like, he has little doubt about what would await him at a Judgment Day. Pointing to his work on gun safety, obesity and smoking cessation, he said with a grin: “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”