Friday, January 25, 2008

NY Times Slams Giuliani - Endorses McCain

You would think a paper like the New York Times would endorse heir home town boy for GOP nominee. Instead they are backing, albeit with many reservations, John McCain. Why are they disserting the Mayor who has become synonymous with 9-11 and was called at one time “America’s Mayor”? Well this passage from the Times editorial might give you a clue.

“The real Mr. Giuliani, whom many New Yorkers came to know and mistrust, is a narrow, obsessively secretive, vindictive man who saw no need to limit police power. Racial polarization was as much a legacy of his tenure as the rebirth of Times Square.”
Wow! And to top it off they go on to detail his bad judgement in firing Police Commissioner William Bratton, known to be the architect of NYC’s successful plan to reduce crime. Giuliani dumped him in favor of a friend, Bernard Kerik, who has now been indicted on fraud and corruption charges.

Now with the Florida Primary looming, it’s Rudy’s last stand, and I give him 9-11 odds against him. Perhaps his 15 minutes of fame will come to an end next week.

As for Democrats, the Times endorses Hillary Clinton. Not my choice but as the Senator from NY it is not surprising.

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