Giuliani

Giuliani's law firm seeking bailout business

In the midst of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has begun drumming up business, positioning his law firm to advise corporate clients on how to profit from the government’s $700 billion bailout.
From: Giuliani’s law firm seeking bailout business — Newsday.com

So at what point is he going to claim that we need this bailout because of 9/11 and it would help the terrorists if we question if his firm is going to gorge itself on taxpayer dollars? 9/11! 9/11!.

Religious right may blackball Giuliani

A powerful group of conservative Christian leaders decided Saturday at a private meeting in Salt Lake City to consider supporting a third-party candidate for president if a pro-choice nominee like Rudy Giuliani wins the Republican nomination.
From Religious right may blackball Giuliani, by Michael Scherer | Salon News

I don’t think the Texas Taliban is dumb enough to do this. They may think that the earth is 6000 years old and they the country will fall apart if we treat gay people like…people; but what they lack in scientific knowledge they more than make up for in political savvy. They will threaten Rudy. They will act silly. And in the end they will not vote to help Hillary.

A New Yorker's case against Rudy Giulian

the presidential bid Rudy announced last week is staked on more than that Churchillian moment. It is also based on the notion that he is an effective manager who tamed an out-of-control metropolis and ran it efficiently. The real picture is somewhat more complicated. Giuliani was a frustrated and not very popular mayor on Sept. 10, 2001. Today, most New Yorkers do see him as a hero, but also as a self-sabotaging, thin-skinned bully. To put it more bluntly, we know he’s a bit of a dictator
From A New Yorker’s case against Rudy Giuliani. - By Jacob Weisberg - Slate Magazine

A well written article on Giuliani. I doubt this is going to influence his base; moderate Republicans that are fed up with McCain and who wish to limit the influence of the Neo-Cons and Theo-Cons on the GOP. And while Giuliani doesn’t have a chance for the top of the ticket, his entrance and early poll lead help demonstrate the essential difference between the Democratic and Republican primaries. The Dems want a CEO. The Republicans what a Chairman of the Board. The Dems are looking for nuts-and-bolts policies to solve a set of problems. The Republicans are looking for an overarching vision and direction that an alleged natural leader would provide.