Thursday, March 22, 2007

Rudy, Rudy, Rudy
( read that in a bad Cary Grant accent)

The Daily Sound has a report today about a fundraiser that will go on in the sylvan foothills of Montecito this weekend for presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani. At one point the article quotes fundraiser organizer David Lack who says, "He’s not coming in with an agenda, he’s coming in as a leader and manager. Just like he showed leadership of New York City, I think the country is looking for that.”

First, any manager who doesn't have an agenda is a ex-manager pretty fast. Second, Giuliani showed leadership on and after 9/11, not before, when New Yorkers pretty much hated his guts. It's not that Giuliani rose to the occasion, it's that the occasion plummeted to a level where being resolute was leadership. And heck, compared to W. jetting around the country only after many engrossing minutes with My Pet Goat, it was easy to seem stalwart. (We won't talk about how Giuliani never followed through on pre-9/11 recommendations about having the police and firemen share radio signals or things like that now.)

Beyond Giuliani, the article offered up this delicious tidbit for those of us looking for a spot for our next protest:

Lack said he plans to host White House press secretary Tony Snow and President George W. Bush’s deputy chief of staff Karl Rove sometime in May.

Of course, no one will be able to take any transcripts when Rove is here.

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Blogger Mike said...

People also seem to conveniently forget Rudy's plan to extend his "reign" by 4 months in the wake of 9-11.

I hated him beyond description when he was my mayor. I'll admit he did well on 9-11 and a few days thereafter. But otherwise, he's a loathsome man.

4:52 AM  
Blogger Trekking Left said...

Let's also not forget that the NY firefighters are formally speaking out against him right now.

11:35 AM  

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