Friday, August 10, 2007

Dick of the Week: Mitt Romn Rudy Giuliani!

And I quote...
"I was at ground zero as often, if not more, than most of the workers. I was there working with them...I was exposed to exactly the same things they were exposed to. So in that sense, I'm one of them." [link]

Rudy has long been an asshole, a serial exaggerator, and the worst kind of opportunist, but a statement like that is astounding—even for him. If there was any doubt as to whether or not there could be a worse President than Bush, look no further than this man. He's everything wrong with Bush, but actually motivated and driven, and even more of an authoritarian—he's actually Bush combined with Cheney—and he clearly suffers from a Dubya-like self-aggrandizment and is insulated from reality and surrounded by a layer of sycophants thick enough that nobody ever told him how repulsive a comment like that would be.

And this wasn't an off-the-cuff moment, he was actually making statements to defend himself against criticism from victim's families about mismanagment during and after 9/11. So, he goes before the press to "fire back" at those critics (probably not wise to begin with), but the defense he comes armed with is that he was there more than some of the workers and felt the same experiences?

He's fucking nuts! How do you think that would go over if he walked into Ladder Co. 10 and tried that on the guys who literally sifted through rubble for weeks and months for their fallen brothers.

It makes Mitt Romney equating his five sons' campaign work to serving overseas in the military during a war look like a mispronounciation.

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Meanwhile, The Village Voice lays waste to the "Myth of Rudy" this week:
Rudy Giuliani's Five Big Lies About 9/11
On the stump, Rudy can't help spreading smoke and ashes about his lousy record
Nearly six years after 9/11, Rudy Giuliani is still walking through the canyons of lower Manhattan, covered in soot, pointing north, and leading the nation out of danger's way. The Republican frontrunner is campaigning for president by evoking that visual at every campaign stop, and he apparently believes it's a picture worth thousands of nights in the White House.


And, if you haven't seen this video yet, there's no better context than this.

6 comments:

Toast said...

How do you think that would go over if he walked into Ladder Co. 10 and tried that on the guys who literally sifted through rubble for weeks and months for their fallen brothers.

I don't know, but I'd pay an awful lot of money for tickets to that event.

Chris Howard said...

He's really a fucking tool. Coasting to the nomination (so far) on the strength of a few choice photo ops. The one good thing about this crop of wingers is that they don't seem to have someone with mass appeal. I think even Thompson will fall apart after he declares. I'm starting to think it's going to be Hillary for real. Not my first choice, but I'll take her over the alternative.

Chris Howard said...

Now, he's finally gotten enough shit about this that he's backtracking , a little bit.

Toast said...

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA -- (deep breath) -- HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!!

Giuliani: Eighth in the Iowa straw poll. I mean, yeah, I know he skipped it, but it's still funny to see that dipshit behind the Thompson twins.

Mike said...

Giuliani is the Dick Of All-Time in my book.

Man, do I LOATHE him.

Mr Furious said...

From Chris' link:

"[...] "There were people there less than me, people on my staff, who already have had serious health consequences, and they weren't there as often as I was," Giuliani said, "but I wasn't trying to suggest a competition of any kind, which is the way it came across."

Yeah, asshole? With THAT comment it STILL comes across that way...

"Giuliani's explanation further angered his ground zero critics, prompting several to issue a statement demanding an apology.

"He is such a liar, because the only time he was down there was for photo ops with celebrities, with politicians, with diplomats," said deputy fire chief Jimmy Riches, who spent months digging for his firefighter son.

"On 9/11 all he did was run. He got that soot on him, and I don't think he's taken a shower since."


Awesome.

Something tells me if he DID try that Ladder 10 challenge he'd turn up in Fresh Kills...