John posted yesterday about how Rudy is now "trumpeting his leadership in the wake of 9/11 in campaign mailings to voters in Iowa and New Hampshire" despite claiming all along that he wasn't running on his 9/11 record. Dan Abrams had on FDNY Deputy Fire Chief Jim Riches, whose group, 9/11 Firefighters and Families, vows to not let Giuliani get away with it.
Riches: "We are going to follow him around and tell the true story of what happened on 9/11." ... "and get the message out to all of America and every state to let them know that Rudy Giuliani is not Mr 9/11. He's not a hero. He ran that day."
What the Giuliani campaign is now outwardly touting as his strength could very well become his achilles heel. This is not the first NYC firefighter group to take on Rudy over his mishandling of 9/11. NYC has just launched an investigation into "how the FDNY ended up using faulty equipment during the terrorist attacks and why Giuliani gave a no-bid contract to Motorola for that equipment." And it's not like the Kerik indictment doesn't strike right at the heart of his 9/11 hero claims too. Kudos to Abrams for his use of videos by TPM and 'The Real Rudy' with proper credit in his show.