Bad News Day For Rudy Giuliani

hardball-rudy-kerik.jpg Yesterday, the International Association of Firefighters held their Presidential Forum and Rudy "America's Mayor" Giuliani was MIA. President of the Association Harold Schaitberger appeared on Hardball last night and had some extremely harsh words for Rudy and his "egregious acts" against the FDNY in the days and weeks after 9/11.

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As if strong condemnation from the nation's largest firefighters union wasn't bad enough, Bernard Kerik, Rudy's NYPD Commissioner and Bush's first choice for DHS Secretary, rejected a plea deal on a litany of federal crimes including (but not limited to) tax evasion, mortgage fraud and conspiracy to commit illegal eavesdropping.

As if all of that wasn't damaging enough, it turns out Giuliani's law firm is on the payroll of...wait for it...Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. You can't make this stuff up.

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Something tells me this is all going to be a wee bit of a liability for Rudy.

(h/t TPM)


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