Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rudy Giuliani and His Skeletons for Governor

Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani is thinking about running for governor of New York and is planning on running a classic whistle-stop railroad campaign on Amtrak. Of course, Giuliani will need the full train to carry all the closets with all the skeletons that accompany him wherever he goes. He'll also need somebody to guard his wife while she walks the dog.

I'm all for a Rudy Giuliani gubernatorial campaign. Rudy needs to be in a higher office before my dream of an American Idol type show entitled "Rudy's Next Mistress" can become a reality.

1 comment:

Todd Mayo said...

I must admit, I didn’t see this coming. At least not the manner in which it is unfolding. My original thinking was that the “blue dogs” and the republicans would form some sort of unholy alliance, water the bill down, fill it with giveaways to big insurance and big pharmaceuticals, pass it and in turn force The President’s hand in signing it even though it would, by that time, have been a complete waste of effort.

But that’s not what is happening. This is a good sign. Early on I had not counted on republicans to completely refuse cooperation. I wasn’t paying attention. I take this as a good sign. I never liked the idea of extending our hands to a party whose leaders are more than pleased to chop those hands off. House and Senate republicans will never cooperate with socially responsible policies. And given our numbers in the House and the Senate, it is probably a good thing for the country and for the Democratic party that republicans are very rightly viewed by the public as belligerent and uncooperative. They’ve never been graceful in defeat and now, at this time in our history, we need the leaders of the republican party to act as childish and assinine as possible. They seem more than willing to comply.

I agree with you and Digby. I can live with Democratic domminion of major issues. We tried the opposite, it failed. We’ve repeatedly tried the one party as Executive and other party as Legislative and the results are always dead-lock, or compromises which mock the original intent of most legislation. And so it goes.