Sunday, June 6, 2010

Flying To Philly With Rudy

When Rudy Giuliani flies commercial, he doesn't fly like you and me.
He's escorted onto the plane prior to the rest of the passengers and, of course he flies first class. He also travels with his own private security person (probably arranged through his firm, Giuliani Partners).
But please note (via photo) that Rudy wheels his own carry-on.
How do I know all this?
Well, I have my sources.
But I can tell you this: On a very recent flight to Philly Rudy sat up front in first class where he spent lots of time on his iPhone mapping Philly locations using Google Earth stretview. Rudy is said to very adept with technology.
Anyway, during the flight many passengers told Rudy that he should be the man in charge of cleaning up the gulf oil spill. They told him that if he was in charge, we wouldn't be in the mess we are today. They're hungry for a real leader and they were effusive with their praise.
Hmmm . . . now they tell him.
Too late, folks.
You had your chance.
Now, it's time for Rudy to enjoy the perks of a life well lived.
Thanks, Rudy for your service to our nation! Cent anni!

1 comment:

Josh said...

The Republicans' problem is that they want "leadership," but they also want adherance to the party line on social issues. Even if he hadn't screwed up his primary campaign by going all-in on Florida, he would have had many of the same problems that Mitt Romney had in 2007 and 2008:

a) He would have had to run on his pro-choice, pro-gun control, pro-same sex marriage social views, alienating social conservatives


b) He would have had to change his views on those issues (as Romney unsuccessfully tried to do), and sounded phony and insincere.

I totally respect those who are pro-life, anti-gun control and believe that marriage should be between one man and one woman. But if the GOP base is going to continue to demand strict adherence to those social views, they're going to miss out on candidates like Romney or Giuliani who may actually be the better choice.