Saturday, May 12, 2007

Yankiani

Some of you may have heard that Rudolph Giuliani is running for president. It's been in the news here and there, and apparently some people are interested. This week, he officially confirmed that he supports abortion rights, gun control, and gay rights. And yet, he still hopes he can win the Republican Party nomination for President.

You can't be mayor of New York City without being liberal on the social issues. After all we're a bunch of baby-killing queers. We just won't use guns to kill the babies.

I doubt there are many B&E readers who are considering voting for Rudy, but in case you are, I implore you to take a hard look at his other qualities, values, and political positions. There's much that can be said negatively about Rudy, and I really wish that the rest of the country would listen to New Yorkers about this one. I haven't yet had enough coffee to begin addressing the myriad reasons to loathe Rudy.

One undeniable truth about Rudolph Giuliani is that he's a Yankees fan. I mention this not because it's one reason I dislike the man. In fact, unabashed fandom is sort of charming, no matter the team.

But an article from today's New York Times discusses the relationship between the man and the team, and sheds some light on the corrupt policies he spearheaded on the Yankees' behalf while in office. And all he got in return were the best seats in the House that Ruth Built and four World Series rings.

New York City owns Yankee Stadium. So New York City is the landlord to the Yankees. And yet...
In seasons when millions of people arrived, the team managed to pay less in rent for the use of Yankee Stadium than the residents of the nearby St. Mary’s public housing project paid in a month.
How very presidential of you, Rudy.

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1 Comments:

At 4:41 PM , Anonymous curt (aka bald bro said...

sounds like it's time for rudy to whip out his bic razor and put it to good use!!

 

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