Thursday, April 20, 2006

Dickhead of the Week - Rudy Giuliani


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I don't think I've ever gone off on Giuliani. His free ride on B&E is over.

Here I was all set to name Ralph Reed Dickhead of the Week, because he's a Dickhead, and it's good to remind people of that occasionally, particularly as he's running for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia while also embroiled in the Abramoff scandal. Oui, oui, Raphie-boy is a Dickhead.

So as I go trolling for the appropriate photo of Herr Reed, I head to his campaign website, and what should be on the home page but an announcement of an event featuring none other than "America's Mayor" Rudolph Giuliani. Last week Rudy, in his infinite Dickheadedness, campaigned for Senator Rick "Sanitorium" Santorum.

While mayor of NYC, Giuliani was heralded by folks on all sides of the political spectrum as a "moderate." I never felt that to be true, as I thought turning Manhattan into a giant Disneyfied strip mall was actually pretty extreme. But somehow, being pro-choice now equals being moderate.

Rudy is now known across the nation as the face of calm in the wake of 9/11, and far be it from me to tell you that it wasn't true. Frankly, I found his leadership to be rather calming, too, and I live on the world's bull's eye.

But then he reminded all of us New Yorkers why so many of us think he's a dictatorial prick, announcing that he wanted to stay on as mayor indefinitely, until the crisis was over.

Since leaving the mayor's office, Rudy's been doing little other than priming his run for the presidency in 2008. At every turn, he shows that he's a "party man." Campaigning for Santorum almost makes sense in that context, since he's the Republican running for Senate and all.

But Ralph "God Is On My Side" Reed is currently in a tight primary race for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia. Rudy could've supported the other Republican. And yet he's chosen to support the babyface of the Religious Right. Fuck you, Rudy.

I take some solace in the fact that most New York politicians don't understand that, outside New York, no one gives a shit about them. Pander all you want, none of those fundamentalists are going anywhere near a pro-choice Republican who managed to get elected in a "Blue State." That goes for you, too, Pataki. Dickheads.

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At 5:05 PM , Blogger blogger said...

You should see what the pro-Giuliani folks are saying now:

PDF letter here

 
At 9:13 PM , Anonymous a friend said...

Why come up with an abusive nickname for Santorum when his name itself has already been christened with a new and insulting meaning?

Unfamiliar with the new meaning of santorum? Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savage_Love for the details

 

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