When Giuliani Courted the Gay Vote

Sorry for the delay in posting — I’m trying to straighten out a couple of minor technical issues.

In the meantime, here’s something to keep you busy: it’s that famous Chris Lyon-authored, self-commissioned oppo research report on Rudy Giuliani, posted by The Smoking Gun. (It’s the same report that Wayne Barrett got a hold of and wrote about in his Rudy biography.)

The report was commissioned in 1993 when Giuliani was running for mayor, so some of the stated negatives now seem shockingly out-of-date. Like, for example, the section about Giuliani being insufficiently sensitive to “the concerns and needs of the gay community.”

Needless to say, when he finds himself in the middle of a bruising Republican presidential primary next year, that’s going to be the least of his problems.

– Azi Payabarah