5/16/2007

I Don't Get It...

Could someone please explain to me why Rudy Giuliani is considered some sort of security expert? I often hear news-types talking about how he "played to his strength - security".

Why? It's not like he prevented 9-11. What the fuck did he do that was so extraordinary? From what I've read, there were a lot of fuck-ups attributable to him that people seem to afraid to press him on. He's like some 9-11 sacred cow.

It's like as long as he didn't freak out and lose his cool, he'd be guaranteed hero status.

I'm sorry, Rudester, but what Ron Paul said (our foreign policy contributed to the 9-11 attacks) has validity. The fact that you choose to deny that there is more to it than "they hate us for our freedoms" speaks to how short-sighted you are - a presidential quality we've become all too familiar with, lo these past six years.

10 comments:

Flannery Alden said...

It's security expertise by proxy. He was there, he watched other security workers work, he locked the barn door after the horses got out, he looked good in an FDNY hat, therefore he's a security expert.

Flannery Alden said...

...isn't that enough for you, Chris? Jesus, you're picky.

Johnny Yen said...

Walking around looking concerned somehow constituted brilliance, according to many. Didn't he do what any other mayor would have done?

I'm curious if he was behind the brilliant decision to put tens of thousands of gallons of diesel fuel, and the control center for emergencies at the one place in New York that had been a terrorist target.

Jen said...

whoa..
I totally agree
I say that all the time!!
"What the fuck did
he do that was so
extraordinary?"



right on

Anon. Blogger said...

I think that any leader that could make people feel like someone that was in charge of something wasn't a scared as the rest of us, they got a thumbs up. It made people feel better.

With Guliani it stuck because he didn't go fuck it all up like W.

I agree with your logic / obserations 100%. It is scary that people fall for that 'feel good' shit instead of really thinking about it and using their brains.

Forgive me for being a complete idiot... who is the lady in the picture? Is it Guliani in drag? I feel dumb.

Phil said...

Why are Republicans, in general, given credit for being strong on security? It's maddening...

Jack of All Asses, Master of None said...

one up: what exactly did the dude who was director of homeland security DO other than give us a rainbow security warning system that no one paid attention to 3 days after it was released??

RandyLuvsPaiste said...
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RandyLuvsPaiste said...

Terrorist attacks on an American city with a Republican Mayor and President: 1

Terrorist attacks on an American city with a Democratic Mayor and President: 0

Coaster Punchman said...

Where have you people been all my life? As someone who lived in NYC during 9/11, I have been saying this for YEARS: Why is Giuliani such a hero just because he didn't shit his pants and hide on 9/11? Sure, he did a good job keeping his cool, but certainly no better than any other mayor with a modicum of competence. Sheesh.