We will leave it up to the reader
to determine whether Rudy Giuliani has made serious errors in in judgment. Rudy has
sometimes supported a Conservative Christian position especially when it comes to Church
and State issues (But he flip flops so much you can't really tell what he believes)
But, it is apparent from the data collected, that the Constitution and First
Amendment may be in danger from his past and future actions.
There are several Moral issues involving his divorce from
his previous wife which will be addressed. Why do his children do not want anything
to do with him? They Know!
How can a man blatantly take credit for constantly
working at the World Trade Center site, but in fact only spend 29 hours in three
months. He was trying to claim a connection with the 9/11 heroes. Shame on you
Rudy Giuliani's office like others we called, stated that
his position is that Hinduism or Islam aren't "Real" religions." What
is a real religion, Mr. Giuliani? What you have been practicing? Read the
following and remember: "By their Works may they be known." This is a
summary of information collected from several sources about Rudy Giuliani.
(Remember it is best to investigate on your own when
looking at allegations about anyone. Don't believe us, think for
yourself and investigate for yourself! And remember, the Religious Freedom Coalition
does not represent any political party nor do we recommend any political candidate, nor
are we involving ourselves in the political process. This information is only for
students of Rudy Giuliani)
Rudy Giuliani Billed Visits
to His Mistress to the City!
Rudy Giuliani, Qatar and Al Qaeda
Rudy Giuliani and That Regan Woman!
Rudy Giuliani's Ties to Fox News
Rudy Giuliani Lies like Bush
Rudy Giuliani and World War III
See Rudy's Real Qualifications Here
See Rudy's Lie About Cutting Taxes
Rudy Has lost it and is Mentally Ill and on Drugs!!!
Rudy Faces Federal
Investigation About 9/11 Radios and Why They Didn't Work
Rudy's New Best Friend
- Pat Robertson
Election 2008: Rudy Giuliani in the news
Why Shouldn't We Judge Rudy
Giuliani by His Disastrous Home Life?
Excerpts from a Slate.com article by
Posted Tuesday, May 8, 2007, at 2:55 PM ET
Giuliani's character problem is supposed to lie
exclusively with conservative Christians. The religious right, already skittish over the
former New York mayor's acceptance of abortion and gay marriage, reputedly sees his
divorce-strewn past as further proof that he doesn't share their values. "I think
there's a little difference between how Democrats view personal issues and how Republican
primary voters and the caucus attendees view these personal issues, questions of character
and judgment, and personal values," commentator Stuart Rothenberg said on ABC
News. "So I think former Mayor Giuliani has more problems there." His
comments came after Andrew Giuliani, Rudy's 21-year-old son, told the New York Times
that for a long stretch, he'd stopped speaking to his father. "Some evangelical
Christian leaders have said that Giuliani's three marriages would make it difficult for
him to win the support of religious Republican voters," the Los Angeles Times
But the fact that Giuliani has been married three times hardly captures his
transgressions. You can be unfazed by divorce and still despair of Rudy's treatment of his
family. This is a man whose life is filled with poisoned intimate relationships and who
appears to be responsible for much of the poisoning. It's not only the religious or the
uptight that can be put off by an utter lack of personal morality in a presidential
Let's haul out the Rudy sin list. His first marriage, to
Regina Peruggi, was annulled on the grounds that they didn't get the dispensation from the
Catholic Church they needed to marry as second cousins, once removed. Annulments are a
religious fictionthe obvious reason to get one is so you can be married in the
church againbut after 14 years of marriage, Giuliani's can only seem squirrelly.
That's a venial sin, though, compared with the crash and burn of his second marriage, to
Donna Hanover. She found out Giuliani was divorcing her during a press conference and then
accused him of carrying on a longtime affair with one of his staff members. Giuliani's
defense was that she'd fingered the wrong woman: He was involved with Judi Nathan. The
mayor's flameout with Hanover led a judge to bar Nathan from the mayoral residence at
Gracie Mansion and to reprimand Giuliani for letting his lawyer call Hanover "an
uncaring mother" who was "howling like a stuck pig" over leaving the
mansion. Giuliani retaliated by publicly stripping Hanover of her first-lady duties and
insisting that the judge was wrong to keep Nathan apart from his children. Giuliani
finally moved out of Gracie when he couldn't move Nathan in.
This isn't a divorceit's a conflagration. Giuliani
inflicted lots of pain on the people in his family, the people he was supposed to protect,
in a manner that was both public and, to all appearances, unnecessary. To hear him shrug
this episode off with "I don't think any of us have perfect lives," as he did to
Barbara Walters, is like watching Tony Soprano play down his little violence problem. When
you humiliate your spouse in public, you humiliate yourself.
You also hurt your kids. Giuliani's were 15 and 11 at the
time of his breakup with their mother. Andrew, now 21, says he still has a
"problem" with Nathan, whom Giuliani married in 2003, and Andrew told the New
York Times in March that he wouldn't be campaigning for his father. He said the two
were trying to patch up their relationship after at least one yearlong period when they
had not spoken. Giuliani's daughter, 17-year-old Caroline, may not have much to say to her
dad either. The Times delicately referred to the "distance that appears to
have developed" between them and reported that Giuliani didn't show up for Andrew's
2005 high-school graduation or go to Caroline's school plays over the last year and a
In other words, Giuliani isn't a dad trying to do right
by his kids who just happens to be twice-divorced. He's a father who burned his ex-wife to
such a degree that his son hasn't forgiven him six years later or made peace with his
father's new wife. Giuliani's line to voters about this mess is the classic "Judge me
by my public performance." Cue a condescending lecture about American prudishness: If
only we could be blasť and sophisticated like the Europeans, we'd figure out that a
candidate's personal foibles are no basis for deciding whether he or she will make an
effective government leader.
But what exactly has this nonchalance gotten the
Continent lately? This month, photographs of 70-year-old former Italian Prime Minister
Silvio Berlusconi dandling young women on his knee appeared under the newspaper headline
"Berlusconi's Harem." In February, when Berlusconi's wife published a letter
scolding her husband for embarrassing her with his incorrigible flirting when he was in,
as well as out of, office, one Italian editor celebrated this "explosion of strange
and weird vitality," saying, ''People miss very much that style. It's not healthy,
but it's Italian." Maybe. But Berlusconi left his country saddled with debt and a
sluggish economy after it spent five years enthralled to his cult of personality.
A past like Giuliani's betrays a level of self-indulgence
that, if nothing else, suggests that more fireworks are in store and that the show will be
long-running. We'll all be strapped into front-row seats. Giuliani's psychodramas may or
may not tell us about the sort of leader he'll be, but we've already been forced to think
enough about the sort of man he is. All elections are trade-offs. But when a
candidate starts off with a loutish and loathsome past, chances are good that his time in
office will be marked by missteps and distraction and that he'll be more irritating and
less effective as a result. I'm with Andrew, who said he was too busy training to be a
professional golfer to support his father's candidacy: We've all got better things to do.
Rudy Giuliani Isn't Telling the Truth about the
California Initiative to Change the Electorial Votes. His Chief Fundraiser is the
Sole Finance Source!!!!
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 28 A campaign to change the way
electoral votes are apportioned in California,
intended to benefit the Republican presidential nominee in 2008, was in turmoil on Friday
after the resignation of its leader.
The leader, Thomas Hiltachk, quit late Thursday in a
dispute over a large contribution made by a newly formed group in Missouri. Mr. Hiltachk,
a prominent Republican lawyer, said in a statement that the group, Take Initiative
America, had refused to reveal the source of the money. (see below about Giuliani
I am not willing to proceed under such
circumstances, Mr. Hiltachk said. The campaigns spokesman, Kevin Eckery, also
Mr. Hiltachk had led the movement, for a ballot
initiative that would allocate the states 55 electoral votes by Congressional
district rather than the winner-take-all system now in place. The goal was to collect
enough signatures to qualify the initiative for a statewide vote next June.
The effort has garnered national attention because, if
successful, it would transform California from a reliably Democratic state in presidential
elections into one in which the Republican nominee could expect to garner roughly 20
electoral votes from safe Republican districts.
Such a mother lode of electoral votes, Democrats fear
hope could potentially propel a Republican candidate into the White House.
Before Mr. Hiltachks resignation, though, the
effort had been plagued by anemic fund-raising, lukewarm support in polling and relentless
attacks by Democrats. Even Gov. Arnold
Schwarzenegger, the states most popular Republican, recently characterized it as
kind of odd, it almost feels like a losers mentality.
Chris Lehane, a Democratic consultant, amassed a national
army of Democrats, including all elected officials in California and the national party
Take Initiative America made a donation of $175,000 to
the effort on Sept. 11, the day after the group had been created by a Missouri lawyer,
Charles A. Hurth III, who has also donated money to the presidential campaign of Rudolph
Because Mr. Hiltachk could not learn the names of the
donors to the Missouri organization a fact that Democrats suggested, without
substantiation, meant that the group was a front for campaign efforts for Mr. Giuliani
he quit. He also criticized the group for not disclosing to him that it had been
created just a day before making the gift.
I believe strongly in the reform proposed by the
initiative, Mr. Hiltachk said in the statement, and had hoped that it would
revive Californias role in presidential politics, increase voter participation, and
better reflect the vast diversity of our state.
Technically, the initiative is alive; the signatures to
get it on the ballot are not due until December, and initiatives have found 11th-hour
white knights in past years. But there is no vehicle to gather the signatures or raise the
roughly $2 million that a professional signature-gathering operation would require.
Mr. Giuliani, who is in California this week, said Friday
that he had played no role in the initiative effort, did not know Mr. Hurth, and suspected
that the proposal would not necessarily benefit his candidacy.
As far as I am concerned, you can leave it the way
it is, Mr. Giuliani said at a news conference here. I think this is a state I
have 50-50 chance of winning.
But The Daily News reported Friday on its political blog
that a top fund-raiser for Mr. Giuliani, Paul E. Singer, told the paper that he was the
sole financial backer of the initiative.
In response, Mr. Dean issued a statement saying,
Given his role in the Giuliani campaign, voters deserve to know the truth about
Rudys involvement in and knowledge about this shameful effort to disenfranchise
The Bluevoice BlogSpot: posted at 9/29/2007 05:08:00
AM by Wonky Muse
As I noted in my post about the California Electoral
Take Initiative America (TIA) was set up in some podunk town in Missouri. This makes it
obvious that out of state interests and not a local grassroots movement was backing the
initiative. That and that TIA's founder, Charles Hurth III, refused to disclose the source
of its money in spite of the Democrats threatening legal action indicates that it's trying
to bury the true source of its largesse. Now we find
Paul Singer, a
billionaire hedge fund executive and Giuliani policy adviser, acknowledged his role
to the New York Daily News on Friday just a day after GOP organizers in California said
they were folding their effort to collect signatures for the group called Californians for
...Singer revealed himself to the newspaper as the key contributor in the effort. Singer
is a founding partner of Elliot Associates - a $7 billion hedge fund reported to be a
longtime backer of GOP causes.
Singer is a member of Giuliani's national finance
committee and has generated more than $500,000 for the Republican's presidential campaign.
What's bothersome is this: would we have found out
Singer's identity if he didn't come forward and "reveal" himself? Would the
media have dug deeper into the mysterious TIA? Are there other unnamed financiers aside
from Singer behind TIA and the framer of the initiative itself, Californians for Equal
Representation? How deep exactly does this wormhole go?
Writer/journalist Hart Williams, who has done extensive research on this dangerous trend,
addressed all this at the Democratic
Daily and in his interview
with NOW in 2006. An excerpt:
NOW: What's your take on the ballot initiative process
itself? They're clearly controversial: many people love them for their ability to put the
power of lawmaking directly into the hands of citizens, and many others hate them for the
very same reason. Where do you come down?
Williams: They were originally a necessary check on the power of a few powerful robber
barons to block pieces of legislation that a clear majority of citizens considered
necessary and proper. When initiatives are used that way, I think they're a fine thing.
But in the past decade or so, we've seen that flipped on its ear: the robber barons use it
to block the legislature instead. The whole thing is upside down.
As Williams pointed out, there has lately been a pattern
of big money circumventing the law by using state initiatives. They take their issues
"straight to the people" instead of going through the legislative process where
the chance of passage is either nil or slim. The problem is, the people of the state are
often deceived as to the real purpose of these initiatives and as to who are really behind
Unfortunately, attention is often narrowly focused on the initiative alone and wanes after
it is voted on, while its wealthy backers go largely unscrutinized and push more
self-serving initiatives that will tip the scales of power in their favor.
This has to stop, and the first step to stopping this is to follow the money and demand
California Electoral Initiative: D.O.A.
The California Electoral Initiative #07-0032, or the
Orwellian named Presidential
Election Reform Act (pdf) as backers like to call it, was a power grab attempt by
Republicans to change the state's winner-take-all system so that 53 of its 55 electoral
votes can be divvied up based on how each congressional district votes.
Even if the remaining two of the 55 electoral votes goes to the popular vote winner, this
change means that the Republicans can capture as many as 20 electoral votes in California
in 2008, big enough to change the outcome of the presidential election.
Now the L.A. Times reports the initiative is all but dead:
A proposed California initiative campaign that could have
helped Republicans hold on to the White House in 2008 was a shambles Thursday night, as
two of its key consultants quit.
Unable to raise sufficient money and angered over a lack of disclosure by its one large
donor, veteran political law attorney Thomas Hiltachk, who drafted the measure, said he
was resigning from the committee... Campaign spokesman Kevin Eckery said he was ending his
role as well.
There remained a chance that the measure could be revived, but only if a major donor were
to come forward to fund the petition drive. However, time is short to gather the hundreds
of thousands of signatures needed by the end of November. And backers said Thursday that
they believed the measure was all but dead, at least for the 2008 election.
" 'Shambles' is the wrong word," said strategist Marty Wilson, who curtailed his
fundraising efforts weeks ago. "The campaign never got off the ground."
This is good news, thanks largely to a grassroots
effort to defeat the initiative, but the story doesn't end here. Several things about
the initiative smelled fishy, and this may not be their last attempt to steal California's
electoral votes and in effect, the 2008 presidential election.
For one thing, Hendrik Hertzberg of the New Yorker reports this
about the initiative's drafter, Thomas Hiltachk (emphasis mine):
Nominally, the sponsor of No. 07-0032 is Californians for
Equal Representation. But thats just a letterheadtheres no such organization. Its address is the
office suite of Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, the law
firm for the California Republican Party, and its covering letter is signed by
Thomas W. Hiltachk, the firms managing partner and Governor Arnold Schwarzeneggers personal lawyer for election matters.
Hiltachk and his firm have been involved in many well-financed ballot initiatives before, including the recall that put Arnold in Sacramento. They
specialize in initiatives that are the opposite of what they sound likethe
Fair Pay Workplace Flexibility Act of 2006, for example. It would have raised the state
minimum wage slightlyby a lesser amount than it has since been raisedand, in
the fine print, would have made it impossible ever to raise it again except by a
two-thirds vote in both houses of the legislature, while, for good measure, eliminating
overtime for millions of workers.
Also, the one large donor referred to in the L.A. Times
article is a group called Take Initiative America (TIA) which turns out to be based not in
California but in Union, Missouri (population: 7,000). Its donation of $175,000 arrived a
day after the group was formed by a lawyer named Charles A. Hurth III.
A San Francisco Chronicle article
revealed some interesting things about Mr. Hurth (emphasis mine):
It's not the first time Hurth has been part of an effort
that Democrats say has been aimed at changing the outcome of a presidential election. In
2004, he was the legal agent behind a GOP-funded group called Choices for America, which
solicited donations from Republicans for another
controversial signature drive - to help independent candidate Ralph Nader get on the
presidential election ballot in key states, documents show...
Hurth also chaired First Class Funding, a 2005 educational
reform campaign supported by conservatives and another big political donor, Patrick Byrne,
the chief executive officer of the Internet shopping site Overstock.com based in Salt Lake
City. Byrne has donated to candidates of both parties as well as the Swift Boat
Veterans for Truth effort against 2004 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry
The article also notes a 1990 lawsuit that shows
what a class act Mr. Hurth is:
Hurth, then a third-year law student at St. Louis
University, was taken to court by a young woman who said he grabbed her in a bar and bit
her on the buttocks so hard she required medical attention - then laughed and high-fived
Hurth testified that he had told her she should take it as a compliment.
The female attorney sued him and took something else instead - a jury's award of $27,500
There's also this bit from the article:
Hurth donated $2,000 in March to the Giuliani campaign,
and his fundraising associate in Choices for America, Nevada-based conservative strategist
Steve Wark, has been a major donor and fundraiser for Giuliani.
Hiltachk's partner Charles Bell, a deputy treasurer for the proposed initiative, has given
$1,300 to Giuliani, and another Hiltachk law firm partner, Charlotte McAndrews, has
donated $2,300 to the former New York mayor's campaign.
Hurth and Hiltachk. Donor and organizer. Both veterans of
political shenanigans. Both supporters -- or connected to supporters -- of Giuliani. Both
connected to an initiative that can possibly make Giuliani the next President of the
United States. Coincidence?
Giuliani's camp denies having anything to do with the initiative, but it's obvious that
the major players pushing this measure aren't as interested in "equal
representation" of voters as much as they're interested in rigging the system in
favor of the GOP.
Hurth and TIA are now being investigated by the Fair Political Practices Commission of
California after Democrats charged that the group is hiding the source of its money. This
nondisclosure was also cited by Hiltachk as one of the reasons he resigned, although
considering that he didn't return TIA's $175,000, I suspect the committee's inability to
attract support and not the source of TIA's funds was the more compelling reason for his
I am all for changing our electoral college system to a system that more accurately
reflects the popular vote. However, it should be done nationwide or not at all. Doing it
only in California, the biggest electoral prize in the union, and not in the red states
where urban areas lean towards the Democrats benefits only the Republican party and not
For now, the initiative is dead, but there's no reason to think they won't try again:
"We want to to make sure this is not the Freddy Krueger of initiatives,"
[Democratic consultant Chris] Lehane said today, "that comes back to life. We'll
continue to monitor it."
Rudy Giuliani: No Crime Being An Illegal Immigrant
Sept 8, 2007 BOSTON - Rudy Giuliani
said Friday that being an illegal immigrant isn't a crime, and it shouldn't be one in the
future either -- comments likely to anger conservatives already leery about his liberal
immigration policies as New York mayor.
"It's not a crime. I know that's very hard for people to understand, but it's not a
federal crime," he said. And, he continued, President Giuliani wouldn't try to make
it one either.
"No, it shouldn't be, because the government wouldn't be able to prosecute it. We
couldn't prosecute 12 million people," he said, referring to estimates of illegal
immigrants now here. "We have only 2 million people in jail right now for all the
crimes that are committed in the country."
A Giuliani aide said Friday night that
the ex-mayor misspoke in the radio interview with CNN Headline News personality Glenn Beck
-- noting that people can be prosecuted only immediately after they cross the border but
that it is not a crime to be in the United States without legal status.
"When you throw an immigrant out of the country, it's not a criminal proceeding. It's
a civil proceeding," Giuliani added, saying he would fight the problem by securing
But Giuliani's comments won't sit well with conservatives who have made stopping illegal
immigration a top issue. Anti-immigration hard-liners in Congress sought unsuccessfully
last year to make it a felony or misdemeanor to be here illegally.
Mitt Romney's campaign Friday jumped on Giuliani's comments, with spokesman Matt Rhoades
saying, "His troubling lack of interest in making enforcement of our nation's
immigration laws a priority puts him at odds with those who want to secure our borders and
end illegal immigration."
But Giuliani spokeswoman Katie Levinson shot back that it was Romney who didn't take law
enforcement seriously by failing to punish pro-immigration sanctuary cities while
"Mitt Romney's position of the hour probably shouldn't be taken seriously," she
said, a reference to charges that Romney has flip-flopped on issues.
Staff writer Tom Brune contributed to this story.
M. DAmato Reveals the Real Giuliani
In his autobiography, Alfonse
M. DAmato, the former senator from New York, wrote with what may have been
unintended irony that the day two decades ago on which he and Rudolph
W. Giuliani donned undercover disguises to expose drug dealing was the high
point of our alliance.
Some of Mr. DAmatos previous observations
about the former mayor:
Rudy was first a Democrat who became a
Republican just to get a job in a Republican administration, and hes not done
yet, Mr. DAmato complained in one of their off-again periods. There is
no philosophical underpinning to him. There is one of a total amoral philosophy.
At another point he said, referring to Mr. Giuliani,
Just because you studied for the priesthood doesnt mean you tell the whole
Mr. DAmato sponsored Mr. Giuliani for appointment
as the federal prosecutor in New York in 1983 he later called it the biggest
mistake I ever made but they split publicly over Mr. Giulianis efforts
to name his own successor.
In 1989, Mr. DAmato encouraged a Republican primary
challenge against Mr. Giuliani in the New York City mayoral race that Mr. Giuliani blamed
for his narrow loss in the general election.
In 1994, Mr. Giuliani endorsed Mr. Cuomo over Mr.
DAmatos candidate for governor, George
E. Pataki, warning that ethics will be trashed if the
DAmato-Pataki crew ever get control.
Asked then whether Mr. Giuliani might be angling for the
governorship himself in 1998, Mr. DAmato replied presciently: Rudy wants to be
more than that.
Former Mayor Edward
I. Koch, Mr. DAmatos weekly debate partner on the cable news channel NY1
and a frequent critic of Mr. Giuliani, said Mr. Thompson had chosen wisely in selecting
Mr. DAmato as a stand-in.
He knows him well and is able to bring out the
worst that Thompson would have to confront, Mr. Koch, a Democrat, said. All
you have to do is convey Rudy as Rudy is and you bring out the worst.
MoveOn Takes a Whack at Rudy Over
Having drawn attention with his help to its controversial
message whacking Gen. David Petraeus, MoveOn is moving on to tweak Giuliani over his
having fallen out of the Iraq Study Group (first reported
nearly 3 months ago in Newsday) where he "had the chance
to actually do something about the war."
"Rudy Giuliani has become an uncritical cheerleader
for George Bush's war in Iraq. Yet when he had the chance to actually do something about
the war, he went AWOL. He was thrown off the Iraq Study Group for missing too many
meetings. Where was he? Out making huge sums of money giving speeches. When Rudy had the
chance to support our troops, he left them high and dry. Now that's a true betrayal of
trust," said Eli Pariser, MoveOn.org Political Action's
(The Religious Coalition of the Southeast and the First
Amendment Coalition of Georgia will print evidence of Hypocrisy and Dishonesty whatever
After 9/11, Rudy wasn't a rescue worker! He watched
Yankee Baseball Games instead!!!!
Giuliani claimed to have spent as much time at
ground zero as many rescue workers. Where was he really? Much of the time, at Yankee
Excerpts from an article in salon.com by Alex
Aug. 18, 2007 | On Friday, a New York Times story examined Rudy Giuliani's schedule in the
months after 9/11 to verify his
controversial claim that, like rescue workers, he'd spent long hours at ground zero,
and so was "in that sense ... one of them." In fact, the Times found, he only
spent 29 hours at the terror site between Sept. 17 and Dec. 16.
What was he doing instead? Giuliani's beloved New York
Yankees made it to the World Series
in 2001. We decided to compare the time he spent on baseball to the time he spent at the
ruins of the World Trade Center.
The results were, considering the mayor's long-standing
devotion to the Bronx Bombers, unsurprising. By our count, Giuliani spent about 58 hours
at Yankees games or flying to them in the 40 days between Sept. 25 and Nov. 4, roughly
twice as long as he spent at ground zero in the 60 days between Sept. 17 and Dec. 16. By
his own standard, Giuliani was one of the Yankees more than he was one of the rescue
During three post-season playoff series that began Oct.
10, 2001, and ended Nov. 4, 2001, Giuliani attended every one of the team's home games,
with the possible exception of the third game of the American League Championship Series,
for which Salon could not confirm his attendance. According to Salon's arithmetic,
Giuliani spent about 33 hours in stadiums -- this includes two World Series games he
watched in Phoenix -- during the Yankees' 2001 post-season run, four hours more than he
spent at ground zero. (We do not know if he stayed for every pitch, but famed baseball
writer Roger Angell described Giuliani in the the New Yorker as a "devout Yankee fan,
a guy who stays on until the end of the game.")
Giuliani also attended the first regular season game the
Yankees played in New York after the attacks; that game lasted almost three hours. (We do
not know if he was present for any of the Yankees' other seven post-9/11 home games.) And
he spent one of the away World Series games in a specially reserved box with his son at
the ESPN Zone in Times Square, London's Daily Mail reported. The Daily Mail said he did
that, in fact, for every away game of the American League Championship Series and the
Yankees' first-round Division Series against the Oakland A's, but Salon could not
independently verify that report. (Giuliani watched the first game of the World Series
from his City Hall office.)
Then there's the whirlwind tour Giuliani made traveling
back and forth to Arizona for games six and seven of the World Series. Granted, he and his
now-estranged children were traveling with a small entourage composed
of the families of some of 9/11's victims; Major League Baseball had chipped in free
tickets, Continental Airlines had donated a charter jet, and hotel rooms were comp'd as
well. Still, once those families were in Arizona, Giuliani -- who had been predicting that
game six would bring a Yankees victory and an end to the series -- made an extraordinary
effort to ensure that he could attend to his responsibilities in New York and still make
it back for game seven.
Giuliani left game six midway through, the Associated
Press reported at the time, so that he could make his 12:30 a.m. flight back to New York,
where he needed to spend some time discussing the U.S. anthrax attacks, which by then had
touched New York's City Hall. The mayor was in Staten Island by 9:30 a.m. to kick off the
New York City Marathon. Then it was back to the airport a few hours later, and on to
Arizona for game seven. That, in total, meant 22 hours in the air.
But Giuliani's involvement with the team went far beyond
a time commitment. He was, in fact, a visible, constant presence at the post-season games
and, more than once, a participant in the team's victory celebrations. Dave
Johnson, executive sports editor of the Evansville Courier & Press, even wrote a
column at the time bemoaning Giuliani's omnipresence and saying, "If I didn't already
dislike the New York Yankees, I'd root against them just because of Rudolph Giuliani ...
Who anointed Rudy baseball's new Super Fan?" The mayor was pulled on the field after
the Yankees clinched both the American League Division Series and Championship Series, and
spent time in the clubhouse after those victories as well.
Nor did Giuliani's involvement start as some attempt to
boost the city's spirits after the tragedy it experienced. As the Village Voice's Wayne Barrett has previously
reported, Giuliani has four Yankees World Series rings from the time he was mayor; by
contrast, Barrett reported, no mayor in any other city that's won a championship since
1995 has any Series ring at all. Barrett also reported that Giuliani attended at least 20
of the Yankees regular season games each year he was mayor.
Giuliani also found time during the period studied by the
Times to, for example, make a call to slugger Jason Giambi exhorting him to leave the A's
and sign with the Yankees. Giambi did, on Dec. 13. A day later, Giuliani introduced Giambi
at City Hall, where, according to the Associated Press, Giambi said, "[Giuliani] was
going to help me find somewhere to live, so I'm going to take him up on it."
And though the final budget he submitted as mayor called
for serious belt-tightening around the city -- cuts as high as 15 percent for most
agencies -- in the wake of the attacks and the $40 billion debt New York faced, Giuliani
wasn't quite prepared to subject the Yankees or their counterpart Mets to the same
penny-pinching. In fact, though nearly everyone expected 9/11 to cause the city to abandon
the plans for new stadiums for the teams -- Long Island's Newsday reported that
"since Sept. 11, several city officials, including [then-Mayor-elect Michael]
Bloomberg, have said the projects were on the back burner because of the city's other
pressing needs" -- Giuliani wanted to push forward. The stadiums were projected to
have cost $1.6 billion in city, state and private funds.
Giuliani did need a place to play, after all. Though
rumors were swirling at the time about what his future held after the end of his final
term as mayor, Giuliani was generally unwilling to give specifics. He was willing,
however, to jokingly suggest one possibility -- "right field for the Yankees,"
the Associated Press quoted him as saying while swinging an imaginary bat.
A spokeswoman for Giuliani did not return a voice-mail
message left seeking comment.
Thursday August 16, 2007 18:08 EST
Giuliani Family Values
Rudy Giuliani telling a New
Hampshire voter to "leave my family alone" jumped out at me. According to AP,
Katherine Prudhomme-O'Brien asked Giuliani something about why his children aren't
supporting him, and the GOP front-runner answered: "I love my family very, very much
and will do anything for them. There are complexities in every family in America. The best
thing I can say is kind of, 'leave my family alone, just like I'll leave your family
Giuliani is really not holding it together well, but
reporters don't yet seem to be tuning in. Wonkette has my favorite take on Rudy's "Manson family
Rudy Wants You To Forget That
His Kids Hate Him & Are Voting For Obama
Nothing says Family like marrying your cousin, getting
your pedophile priest friend to annul it, marrying somebody else, carrying on public
affairs with various floozies while your shamed wife is in the New York mayors mansion,
holding a press conference to announce your divorcing your wife and mother of your
children, enraging your kids to the point that they never speak to you again, and then
marrying some nutty woman and running for the president of terrorism.
But with Loathsome Rudy Giuliani, there's an added bonus,
because his daughter is also vocally supporting the campaign of Democrat Barack Obama.
Asked about his Family Values in New Hampshire today,
Rudy lashed out at the voter who wondered if anyone should really trust someone who so
viciously screws over his own wives and children.
There are complexities in every family in America,
Giuliani said calmly and quietly. The best thing I can say is kind of, leave my family
alone, just like Ill leave your family alone.
So there you have it, America. Rudy has gone from
threatening all your cities with a million 9/11s to threatening to destroy your families
like he destroyed his own.
Rudy Says 9/11 a Million Times
Did you get your new issue of Foreign Affairs? No? Check
the recycling pile, because sometimes it ends up in there. Look under the Hammacher
Schlemmer catalog, or maybe under the Wall Street Journal. Its kind of small. There! Now,
take a look at the cover and feel your pulse rise, because this issue holds long boring
essays by John Edwards and Rudy Giuliani.
Oh, do you not subscribe to Foreign Affairs? Never even
heard of it? Well, its a little bimonthly guidebook published by the Illuminati, and if
you read it carefully you can pretty much figure out what wars are coming up and whatever
economic/political disasters are in the works. Also, horoscopes!
But as the new issue and our entire political process
proves, there are often family disagreements within the Illuminati, just like in the
Pretty much everybody in charge of everything has decided
its time for a political change because who the hell knew when they put Bush Junior in
there that the previously sane Cheney would lose his mind? And that's why they're putting
Hillary & Bill back in the White House.
For sport, however, the other candidates are invited to
have their smartest staffers write up a foreign policy proposal to be published in Foreign
Whatever campaign writes the best one might get a chance
at the vice presidency, or maybe the State Department.
So what does Rudy have to offer?
Giuliani, mentions 9/11 in the first sentence and goes on
to repeat it and reference it another hundred times (really), with every paragraph filled
with mouth-breathing terror porn. Is there an actual foreign policy proposal in
there, anywhere? There's something about how he wants to be fascist dictator of the
Entire World so he can defeat the invisible ghosts of the guys who killed themselves
flying planes into buildings a half-dozen years ago, but that's about it. Anyway,
its a good chance for the Global Elite to shake their collective head and say, "Thank
You Satan that psychopath won't be getting anywhere near the White House."
Everyone Loves Giuliani, especially the
The Democrat Gay debate isn't the only gay presidential
action going on. The popular Gays For Giuliani group has announced plans to buy lots and
lots of TV time in South Carolina to show a commercial, which lovingly details Rudys long
love affair with the love affairs of gay lovers. It is exactly this kind of opera-loving
cross-dressing Big City tolerance that experts say will make South Carolina GOP primary
voters cozy up to Giuliani's campaign. You can donate to the cause and make sure South
Carolina Republicans know that Rudys not one of those run-of-the-mill Republican closet
cases " he actually stands by his beliefs and vocally supports civil unions for
Americas gay couples."
Also, if any of you South Carolina Republicans need an
abortion for your daughter or whatever, Rudy can probably help.
Oh yeah, and if your dog is kind of a pain, Rudys latest
wife will torture it to death for you!
Who Said It?
"Freedom is not a concept in which people can do
anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority.
Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a
great deal of discretion about what you do."
If you answered Rudy Giuliani, give yourself a jaunty
Soviet cap and report to Siberian Work Camp #207. Thanks for playing!
Rudy Baffled By His Own Religion's
Rudy Giuliani was asked a relatively straightforward
question at a Town Hall meeting in Iowa: Is he a practicing Catholic? Americas
straight-talking mayor punted: My religious affiliation, my religious practices and the
degree to which I am a good or not so good Catholic, I prefer to leave to the priests.
Yes, with the accretion of two millennia of dogma and
canon law, not even a smart guy like Rudy, who ran the biggest city in America, can figure
out whether he's actually a Catholic in good standing or not! Fortunately, unlike the
Protestants, who require everyone to have a personal relationship with Jesus that you have
to maintain at all times, Catholicism comes with a professional priestly class who are
paid to keep track of these things. All you have to do is file an information request at
your local diocesan office, and you should be able to find out whether or not your are a
good Catholic in the six to eight weeks it takes to process at the appropriate office in
Rome. The thrice-married pro-choice candidate has an inside track, though.
Carolina Giuliani Loves Barack Obama
The nation shrugged at the news that Rudy offspring
Caroline Giuliani was on Facebook and might support Barack Obama. Slate broke the
story in a prize-worthy feat of investigative social network searching. But we
wanted more: as everyone knows, Facebook is designed to aid in the hooking-up process and
also to document totally bitchin parties. Anyone with access to her profile should
have a window into her partying ways. Thankfully, one commenter came through, and provided
the now-requisite pictures of a candidates child drinking underage. Uh Oh.
Shades of Dubyas daughters!!!
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Rudy Giuliani and That Regan Woman!
Rudy Giuliani's Ties to Fox News
Rudy Giuliani Lies like Bush
Rudy Giuliani and
World War III
See Rudy's Real Qualifications Here
See Rudy's Lie About Cutting Taxes
Rudy Has lost it and is Mentally Ill and on Drugs!!!
Rudy Faces Federal
Investigation About 9/11 Radios and Why They Didn't Work
Rudy Giuliani Lied to
a Grand Joury and Bernard Kerik is Indicted
Rudy's New Best Friend
- Pat Robertson
Election 2008: Rudy Giuliani in the news