The Rudy and Judi show

Rudolph Giuliani, a real (contemporary) man, just can’t repress his real self. The Washington Post reports:
Former New York mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani told ABC News’s Barbara Walters that he would welcome his wife, Judith, at White House Cabinet meetings and other policy discussions if he were elected president next year.

“If she wanted to,” Giuliani said in the “20/20” interview to be broadcast tonight. “If they were relevant to something that she was interested in. I mean that would be something that I’d be very, very comfortable with.”

Giuliani, who is leading the Republican field in early polling, called his wife an important adviser to him. His wife, a nurse, said that she would probably play an important role in developing health-care policy in a Giuliani administration.

Even when Giuliani was doing a great job as mayor of New York, I said he was a soulless man. Maybe he could get away with that as the mayor of a city, but not as the president of the United States, especially since, in the stardom of his post-9/11, post-mayoral, post-second-marriage, and putatively pre-presidential career, his egotism and his soullessness have soared to new heights. Indeed, Giuliani has now become so vulgar, so full of himself and his third marriage,—where he has apparently finally found true love which he cannot stop telling the world about, posing for photo spreads kissing his third wife in Vanity Fair while his wounded children by his second wife speak openly to reporters of their estrangement from him and the sadness in their lives—that he can without embarrassement parade his intention of including his third wife, whose profession is as a nurse, in cabinet meetings. Is this “two for the price of one” all over again, this time touted by a Republican?

Giuliani’s profile has now become clear. When he stands for something good, he is bold and dauntless. But when he stands for something bad,—like marching in homosexual pride parades, like supporting illegal aliens and cutting off radio callers who disagreed, like dressing up as a woman, like cheating publicly on his second wife with a female subordinate, like trashing his second wife in public, like relentlessly shoving his third wife in our face, like excluding his children from his life—then he is also bold and dauntless.

When he is good, he is very good. And when he is bad, he is shameless and disgusting.

Do Giuliani’s supporters really want a shameless, disgusting man as president of the United States?

Haven’t we been through this movie before?

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 30, 2007 12:12 PM | Send

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