February 23, 2007

rudygiuliani-radio.jpgjohnhynes.jpg The importance of this video clip comes from Rudy's attacks on Welfare and the poor when he was mayor: "Judge Delays Giuliani Plan On Welfare"

Ruling that the Giuliani administration had overlooked the ''urgent needs'' of the poor in its zeal to overhaul welfare, a Federal judge barred city officials yesterday from expanding their tough new welfare policies until they can guarantee prompt access to food stamps and Medicaid applications...read on

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The video comes from the movie " Giuliani Time." John Bynes, who called in and complained to Giuliani because he needed food stamps and medication to live at a time when Rudy's policies were having dire consequences to people like John. Rudy just laughs him off...UP: Did Rudy know about John's condition? Probaby not, but he knew what was happening to people just like John who got caught up in the cross-hairs of his policies...

Washington Post

"When "Giuliani Time" gives a glimpse of this Giuliani, it's mesmerizing. So, the smiling mayor fields a phone call during his weekly radio show. The caller is angry about city cuts to food stamps and Medicare aid for the disabled. Hizzoner is a pit bull to the chase.
"Hey, John," Giuliani tells his caller, "what kind of hole are you in? There's something that's really wrong with you. . . . We'll send you psychiatric help because you really need it."
As it happens, the caller, John Hynes, needs real help. A disabled lawyer, he suffers from Parkinson's disease, and he's had his benefits cut off and he's running out of medicine.
Nothing chills the blood so thoroughly as the sight of a powerful man turned gleeful bully."

The more time there is, Rudy's record will be known and he won't be the white knight of the GOP. (Big h/t to Arlen of the Daily Back Ground)

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