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Rudy Giuliani

The Sunday shows: Tough questions for Giuliani

It was former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani’s turn in Tim Russert’s hot seat Sunday, but the front-runner (in national polls) for the GOP presidential nomination managed to stay cool.

The host of NBC’s “Meet the Press” is inviting the leading presidential candidates for one-on-one hour-long interviews; Giuliani is the 10th to appear since the “Meet the Candidates” series started in January with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Presidential mistresses were entitled to Secret Service protection


Rudy Giuliani has a new ad out, “One Hour,” in which he

approvingly cites Ronald Reagan and suggests that Iranian

mullahs released American hostages in the early 1980s

because Reagan was inaugurated.

Rudy Giuliani , Paul Singer , and California in 2008

What does Paul Singer , California , Rudy Giuliani doing in 2008 ?

Who is Paul Singer? He and Rudy Giuliani would prefer you not think too much about it.

Singer, who founded the multibillion dollar hedge fund Elliott Associates, has raised $200,000 for Giuliani. He flies Giuliani around in his jet.

And, as of September, his $175,000 contribution was the sole backing for the Republican scheme to split up California’s electoral votes. Instead of all the electoral votes in the country’s most populous state going to the state’s winner (almost surely the Democrat), the ballot initiative would throw the loser (the Republican) his percentage, potentially swinging the election.


Rudy’s New TV Ad "Challenges"

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani focuses on the economic improvements he made in New York and the drop in the city’s crime rate in a new television ad that began airing in New Hampshire Wednesday.

“The world’s 17th largest economy. Swimming in red ink. Record crime. Runaway taxes. A million on welfare. That was New York,” an announcer says. “Until Rudy.”

Giuliani faced a more than $2 billion budget deficit despite a tax rate of almost 9 percent. Giuliani said the tax rate scared away business; hotel taxes were $24 a night, compared with $8 in other major cities at the time. And in 1994, almost one in seven New Yorkers were on welfare.

In the ad, which starts in New Hampshire and Boston television markets, an announcer highlights Giuliani’s response: “He cut taxes 9 billion. Welfare 60 percent. Crime in half. The most successful conservative turnaround in 50 years.”

“In America’s most liberal city, Rudy delivered. And he can do it again, in a place called Washington, D.C.”

In his standard campaign speech, Giuliani says he cut taxes 23 times. His rivals say Giuliani opposed some reductions, and he takes credit for some at the state level rather than city level. His campaign says he saved New Yorkers more than $9 billion and cut welfare rolls by 640,000 to the lowest number since 1966.

Rudy Giuliani’s love for OxyContin , Crossdressing , 9/11

1 Rudy Giuliani Hates Medical Marijuana, But He Loves OxyContin

“I believe the effort to try and make marijuana available for medical uses is really a way to legalize it. There’s no reason for it,” the former New York mayor said during a town hall-style meeting at New Hampshire Technical Institute.

He also said there are better alternatives.

“You can accomplish everything you want to accomplish with things other than marijuana, probably better. There are pain medications much superior to marijuana,” he said. <1>

Rudolph Giuliani and his consulting company, Giuliani Partners, have served as key advisors for the last five years to the pharmaceutical company that pled guilty to charges it misled doctors and patients about the addiction risks of the powerful narcotic painkiller OxyContin.

2 Giuliani has been married three times

Regarding his personal life, some claim that he knew his first wife was his second cousin all along, and simply used that as an excuse for annulling the marriage

Giuliani subsequently married Judith Nathan on May 24, 2003, and thus gained a stepdaughter, Whitney. It was also Nathan’s third marriage after two prior divorces.

3 Rudy Giuliani’s daughter comes out for Obama

Caroline (Giuliani daughter) apparently linked her personal Facebook page to the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Barack Obama.

The official Giuliani campaign website biography mentions Nathan (Giuliani wife) but does not mention his children or his former marriages.

Talk about a great dad but than again Rudy in Drags? a crossdressing tranvestite?

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4 “America’s Mayor” ?

In the wake of the September 11 2001 attacks, Giuliani was hailed by many for his leadership during the crisis. When polled just six weeks after the attack Giuliani received a 79% approval rating among New York City voters, a dramatic increase over the 36% rating he had received a year earlier — 7 years into his administration.

The term “America’s Mayor”, now in common usage among Giuliani supporters, seems to have been coined by Oprah Winfrey at a 9/11 memorial service held at Yankee Stadium on September 23, 2001.

The IAFF’s bipartisan presidential forum in Washington, D.C., included ten other major Democratic and Republican candidates seeking their support for their Presidential aspirations. The relations between Giuliani and the firefighters’ union are strained due to their contention that he abandoned efforts to recover remains and effects of firefighters and other victims in the rubble of the World Trade Center, despite his public posturing of support.

Debris that may have contained bits of bone from victims of the World Trade Center attacks was used to fill potholes and pave city roads, according to court papers.

The charge was made in an affidavit filed in Manhattan federal court in an ongoing case filed in 2005 by family members of those killed in the attacks against the city. They say the city did not do enough to search for remains, denying victims a proper burial.

5 Firefighters union assails Giuliani

The International Association of Fire Fighters, in a draft letter, excoriated Giuliani for his November 2001 decision to cut back the number of firefighters searching the rubble of Ground Zero for the remains of some 300 fallen comrades.

The 280,000-member union accused him of expediting the clean-up process with a “scoop-and-dump” operation after the recovery of millions of dollars in gold, silver and other assets from the Bank of Nova Scotia that had been buried.

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Rather than take responsibility, Giuliani tried to blame the victims, telling the 9/11 Commission that fire fighters heard their evacuation orders but disobeyed them.

Giuliani (Testifying at the 9/11 Commission): “Their willingness, the way I describe it, to stand their ground.”