Just because you’re rich, it doesn’t mean you’re smart.

If the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords didn’t mobilize the legislature to act on gun control, don’t expect the Navy Yard to stir emotions, New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.

She “was one of them!” he said of the Arizona congresswoman at a press conference on Wednesday. “It didn’t stir them.”

“Is it tilting at windmills? No,” he said, rebuking the Don Quixote association. “But let’s assume it is. What are we supposed to do, walk away?”

Well, he could walk away. Alternately, he can afford to throw millions of dollars away in electoral defeat.

I’m really fine either way.