Classic Rudy

As Rudy Giuliani tries selling himself to the conservative base of the Republican Party, it’s the time he spent in City Hall that is providing his critics with ammunition.

City Hall gadfly-cum-reporter Rafael Martinez Alequin longtime gadfly-cum-reporter in City Hall, posted a video of Rudy from December 1996. Despite Rafael’s take, the video may actually help bolster Rudy’s case with conservatives. It shows Rudy defending the police tactics that led to plummeting crime, dismisses a criticism that it’s too aggressive, cuts a reporter off who interrupted him, and explains why he doesn’t publicize his vacations.


— Azi Paybarah