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To: SUSSA

Well, this is interesting. It makes me think better of both of them, because these are not the type of people I’d think would be “friends”.

Say what you like about Rudy Giuliani, but I grew up in NYC and watched it deteriorate into a hell hole.

Rudy Giuliani single-handedly brought that city back from the brink of the abyss. While being called Hitler, oh no wait, let’s call him Mussolini, by the NY Times, et al.

You think mud was slung at Bush? It was all a recycle of the mud they threw at Giuliani.

And I don’t know what your beef is with him about 9/11, but all I know is that first night, when there were tens of millions of people in the tri-state area absolutely at the ends of our ropes, he went on TV and bucked us all up.

Even my stinking, lefty, liberal friend (who would cut her throat in Macy’s window before she’d vote for a republican for dog catcher) said “he was great”.

So, yeah, there are some problems with Giuliani, but he’ll always be a hero in my book.


34 posted on 08/14/2011 2:47:30 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: jocon307

Clean up workers suffering from lung disease don’t think he’s a hero.

Although Giuliani constantly blames the EPA for misleading him about air quality at Ground Zero, the city had its own test results which outdoor tests showed hazardous levels of asbestos up to seven blocks away, he decided not to make the results public. EPA chief, Bruce Sprague, sent an October 5 letter to the city complaining about “very inconsistent compliance” with respiratory protection. Sprague, who wrote the letter only after unsuccessful conversations with Giuliani aides, likened the indifference in a subsequent court deposition to sticking one’s head “over a barbecue grill for hours” and expecting no consequences. An internal legal memo to the mayor estimated early in the cleanup that there could be 35,000 potential plaintiffs against the city, partly because rescue workers were “provided with faulty or no equipment (i.e. respirators).” Bechtel, the major construction firm retained by the city as its health and safety consultant, urged it to cut the exit-entry points from 20 to two so they could enforce the use of respirators and other precautions, just as was done at the Pentagon, but Giuliani ignored the recommendation.

And that’s just part of the problems he has with the real heroes of 9-11.


37 posted on 08/14/2011 3:28:04 AM PDT by SUSSA
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To: jocon307

You may want to read this.

Firemen douse Rudy’s image as 9/11 hero

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article1530535.ece


38 posted on 08/14/2011 3:32:06 AM PDT by SUSSA
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