He just can't help himself; Rudy can't quit the bad boys, can he?
Rudy Giuliani is jetting around the country wooing Bible-thumping conservatives, but his plane is often provided by a king of Sin City.
The Republican presidential hopeful anted up more than $122,000 last summer alone for jets traceable to casino kingpin Sheldon Adelson, whose Las Vegas Sands empire has made him the third-richest American, a Daily News review of campaign records shows.[..]
"You have to follow the money and ask, 'Why is Sheldon Adelson partnering with Rudy Giuliani?'" asked Stacey Cargill, an anti-gambling and Republican Party activist in Iowa, where the nation's first presidential caucus is set for Jan. 3.
Cargill, who views even legal gambling as a magnet for crime and vice, said, "If Rudy Giuliani wants to be the crimefighting candidate, why is he partnering with a large and growing gambling empire?"
Interesting tactic. Giuliani had all but written off Iowa, but apparently has started trying to make inroads. I can't imagine all the friends that Rudy consorts with play well in the heartland. So I'm sure he'll be downplaying Adelson's largesse for the caucus goers. In addition to his large gambling empire, Sheldon Adelson is also a primary funder for Freedom's Watch, the White House propaganda unit headed by Ari Fleischer.