Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Giuliani: money-grubbing coward?

Let's say you are Rudy Giuliani, who -- as you may not remember -- was mayor of New York on September 11, 2001. You've been invited to join the prestigious Iraq Study Group, the blue-ribbon panel of policy experts who were invited by the President to study, diagnose and treat our ongoing disaster of a war. You accept this invitation.

But then you don't bother showing up for the meetings. Why? Because of schedule conflicts (with your lucrative speaking engagements at investment banks, consulting firms, and other swarthy capitalists endeavors) and because -- according to a campaign spokesperson -- you "want the group’s work to become a political football."

Wow. What courage, Rudy. You will run for President, but you won't participate in what is your only chance to affect the most important strategic crisis facing the U.S. Instead, you'll skip the meetings so you can increase the size of your already substantial ($50+ million) wealth.

You can read the story here (hat tip: Talking Points Memo). Let's see if this obnoxious display of self interest gets the media attention it deserves.


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