January 22, 2008

The New York Times ran a fantastic front page article yesterday entitled "In Matters Big and Small, Crossing Giuliani Had Price" that goes into great detail about Giuliani's tenure as mayor and his frightening authoritarian streak. Would you believe St. Rudy of 9/11 had a man who complained about a questionable speed trap arrested on a 13 year old traffic-ticket warrant after he went to The Daily News with the story? That really shouldn't surprise you at this point, but I did learn a lot about this frankly terrifying candidate I didn't know.

Orangutan's comment from the other day (in which he quotes a 1994 Giuliani speech on crime) pretty much says it all:

“Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do.”

Paging Mr.Orwell. Mr.Orwell. In my humble opinion, Rudy Giuliani is by far the most extremist and dangerous of the Republican candidates that could succeed George W. Bush.

Former NYC mayor Ed Koch wrote a book some years back titled "Giuliani: Nasty Man" that chronicles all the extremism to come out of City Hall during the 1990's. Truly scary stuff.

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