The lisping pro-choice, gay loving, wife-cheating, hard-nosed former Republican presidential nominee Rudolph W Giuliani was once Time Magazine person of the year for his most famous role as mayor of New York during 9/11. Hardly the most conventional of Republicans, just as well known for his chaotic love life as his time as mayor, Rudy is slated to speak at the RNC this week… at some point… when the chaos from Tropical Storm Gustav settles down a bit.

In a Volatile City, a Stern Line on Race and Politics. Mr. Giuliani has written in his book “Leadership” about his belief in the cleansing power of confrontational words. Nor is he enamored of compromise. Asked in 2000 about reaching out to black leaders, he shook his head and said, “What happens when you engage in the dialogue is, you compromise.” — New York Times

A Tale of Two Giulianis. On the back of 9/11, Rudy Giuliani refashioned himself as a national hero, a top presidential candidate—and, through his consulting firm, Giuliani Partners, became a very wealthy man. But the questionable backgrounds of some of the firm’s clients make one wonder what Rudy wouldn’t do to make a buck. As Giuliani’s former crony Bernard Kerik faces trial, the author uncovers troubling signs of greed, poor judgment, and conflict of interest. — Vanity Fair

Rudolph Giuliani. Rudolph Giuliani presents the world – and his own Republican party – with two very different profiles. There is Rudy the hero of 9/11, America’s mayor, who marched to Ground Zero while the rubble was falling and gave the country hope in its bleakest hour.
Then there is Rudy the social liberal and figure of fun, who believes in gun control and a woman’s right to choose, has been married three times, and lived with a gay couple after his most recent break up, one of whom he affectionately called “mother”. — The Guardian

Rudy Giuliani’s presidential nomination campaign page — Myspace

Rudy Giuliani pashing Donald Trump in a dress. — Youtube

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