"Finding an unpublished George Gurley piece is like opening a perfectly written time capsule. In May 2001, New York City was preparing to say farewell to a term-limited Rudy Giuliani and welcome anyone from Mark Green to Freddy Ferrer to Michael Bloomberg as its first new leader in eight years. An intrepid young Observer reporter named George Gurley hit the party scene to ask prominent New Yorkers what they thought would happen to the city. He wrote it up and then … it disappeared. —You know what? It IS like opening a time capsule. It really, really is.
If you would like to hear former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani's impression of President Barack Obama being kicked in the nuts there is audio here.
Are our dreams of a Rudy Giuliani-Chris Christie presidential ticket doomed to failure? The two politicians are now sniping at one another. Last week Giuliani criticized Christie's absence during the December's big snowstorm—Christie was at Disney World—and today the New Jersey governor responded, saying, “Well, he’s wrong. I mean, he’s wrong. It’s easy when you are out of office to be shooting from the peanut gallery when you no longer have any responsibility, but I have a responsibility to my family." Added Christie, "Mmmm, peanuts."
The Post is reporting that Caroline Giuliani, the former mayor's youngest child, was arrested today at the Sephora on 86th and Lexington-near the home of her mother Donna Hanover, Rudy's ex-wife- for allegedly shoplifting from the cosmetics store. The 20-year-old was caught in the act at 3:30 p.m., the Daily News alleges. This is the conversation I had with a Sephora employee shortly thereafter.
Here is an obituary for Rudy Giuliani's political career. Is it still possible that he might at some point in the future be considered a viable candidate for state or national office? Sure, I can envision a scenario. It looks a lot like The Road.
Here's Rudy Giuliani urging voters in Borough Park to re-elect Mike Bloomberg, or else "the city might be turned back to the way it was, to the way it was before 1993. And you know exactly what I'm talking about." I am posting mainly because I think, with the passing of time, we have all forgotten how terrible Giuliani is, and it's good to have a reminder every now and again.
Which Democrat will the possible entry of Rudy Giuliani into the New York gubernatorial race help more: David Paterson or Andrew Cuomo? Yes!
“I wasn’t stunned when he got in trouble. I know him for years and always knew something was wrong with him.” —Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani delivers his verdict on Anthony Weiner to Cindy Adams. Elsewhere in Cindy's column, Giuliani's former police commissioner Bernie Kerik discusses his release from prison.
"The gay car dealer who opened his home to Rudy Giuliani in 2001 during his humiliating divorce battle says the former mayor offered to preside at his wedding if same-sex marriage were ever legalized — but is now ducking his calls to make good on the offer."
Nothing would be better for our nation than to have America's Mayor™, Rudy Giuliani, throwing his hat in the ring for the Presidency for next year's election. He brings a major benefit to any serious political moment: the principle of chaos. His proximity to any political race, in fact, brings a mad destabilizing power. In New Hampshire in January of 2008, Rudy flew in to take 9% of the Republican primary vote, narrowly beating Ron Paul. (It should also be remembered that John Edwards nearly got twice that, in the Democratic vote.) The Gulianimentum threw everything into disorder, from the moment he arrived, flanked endlessly by state troopers. It [...]
Needless to say, the most famous date of the 00s was a terrible day for lots of reasons. The death and destruction, the fear, the realization that people hated Americans enough to kill themselves in order to kill us too. Looking back, one of the terrible things that followed that terrible day felt, at the time, like the most comforting thing-the only comforting thing, really, about it at all. It was the great respect and affection I felt for Rudy Giuliani.
Aww, the Rudy Giuliani excitement is getting incrementally less exciting-because people keep changing their stories. The Daily News earlier was having a source say: "In the next 48 hours he will announce that he will not run for governor, but will run for the Senate." Now it's all "A source familiar with Giuliani's thinking said the failed presidential candidate has been telling people he plans to run against Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in 2010." Tomorrow, it's going to be, like, "Next year, Rudy will take a nap and go out to the deli for a while."
Steve Kornacki demolishes the idiot speculation that Barack Obama told David Paterson not to seek re-election because he was scared Rudy Giuliani might run for president again in 2012.
You may have already seen this video of former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani telling the President of the United States to "shut up," which will certainly make you nostalgic for the civil and direct tone he set during his time in office. More interesting to me is the "other lesson" he passes along here: "Shut up when a cop is asking you questions. You don't insult him, you don't scream. My father taught me that when I was very young." Fair enough; the guy obviously knew what he was talking about.
"That was an absolutely blatant appeal to racism. I would consider [his statement] to be an absolutely disgusting appeal to racial sentiment." —Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani discusses Vice President Joe Biden, proves that irony is officially dead.
"Fox News Chief, Roger Ailes, Urged Employee to Lie, Records Show," is how the New York Times headlines a story about how Ailes "encouraged [Judith Regan] to lie… to federal investigators who were vetting Bernard B. Kerik for the job of homeland security secretary" because Ailes feared word of Regan's affair with Kerik would damage Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign (a feat that Giuliani proved quite capable of handling on his own, as it turned out). The whole thing is a bit of a trip down memory lane (I mean, when was the last time you thought about Judith Regan?), but, really, couldn't that headline just as easily apply [...]
The headline pretty much says it all: "Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Park51: Yes to tolerance, no to mosque"
The P.A. system at Saks played a twenty-minute loop of holiday music, providing ample opportunity to fall in love with each of those timeless classics again and again. And then again! Have you every wondered how many times you'll have to hear 'Holly, Jolly Christmas,' 'Feed the World' or 'Hark! The Bells,' before you can die? Well, put on some coffee because I'm living proof that you've got quite a bit more "Oh by golly have a holly jolly Christmas! This year!" to go.
Rudy Giuliani has reportedly decided that he will not run for governor next year. The former mayor will instead devote his energies to fearmongering on the terrorism issue and popping up occasionally to remind everyone just how unpleasant he actually is.
Extremely rich ad man and art collector Charles Saatchi is a wonderful blabbermouth, and he is expert at using his blabber for his own ends. So take this story that he told to the Telegraph about how he insulted the masthead of the Times and they got revenge on him and how it is a wonderful piece of self-image-making.