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The Long Run; In Matters Big and Small, Crossing Giuliani Had Price
NY TIMES ^ | January 22, 2008 | MICHAEL POWELL and RUSS BUETTNER

Posted on 01/25/2008 5:38:13 PM PST by Liz

Rudy Giuliani's toughness edged toward ruthlessness and became a defining aspect of his mayoralty. NYC spent at least $7M settling civil rights lawsuits and paying retaliatory damages during the Giuliani years. After unidentified city workers complained of pressure to hand contracts to Giuliani-favored organizations, investigators examined not the charges but the leakers' identity.

“There were constant loyalty tests: ‘Will you shoot your brother?’ ” said Marilyn Gelber, environmental commissioner under Mr. Giuliani. “People were marked for destruction for disloyal jokes.”

Giuliani paid careful attention to the art of political payback. When former Mayors Koch and Dinkins spoke publicly of Mr. Giuliani’s foibles, their official portraits were removed from City Hall. Mr. Koch wrote a book titled “Giuliani: Nasty Man” .........

When newspapers revealed Mr. Giuliani’s youth commissioner, the Rev. John E. Brandon, suffered tax problems, Giuliani’s press secretary dialed reporters and served up a hotter story: A former youth commissioner under Mr. Dinkins had ladled millions of dollars to the former mayor's supporters. And someone had destroyed Dept of Youth Services records and hard drives and stolen computers in an apparent effort to obscure what had happened to that money. “My immediate goal is to get rid of the stealing, to get rid of the corruption,” Mr. Giuliani told The Daily News.

None of it was true.

The Department of Investigation found no politically motivated contracts and no theft. But Richard Murphy’s professional life was wrecked. “I was soiled merchandise — the taint just lingers,” he said recently. A major foundation recruited Murphy to work on the West Coast. A senior Giuliani official called the foundation — confirmed on the condition of anonymity for fear of embarrassing the organization — and the prospective job disappeared. “He goes to people and makes them complicit in his revenge,” Mr. Murphy said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: giuliani; giulianitruthfile; liberalgiuliani; liberalrudy; rinogiuliani; rinorudy; rudylegacy
In an extraordinary editorial comment, a NY Times editorial depicted Giuliani as a narrow, obsessively secretive, vindictive man who saw no need to limit police power, "whose arrogance and bad judgment are breathtaking."
1 posted on 01/25/2008 5:38:15 PM PST by Liz
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To: Liz
In an extraordinary editorial comment, a NY Times editorial depicted Giuliani as a narrow, obsessively secretive, vindictive man who saw no need to limit police power, "whose arrogance and bad judgment are breathtaking."

AWESOME! Rudy certainly has the right enemies!

2 posted on 01/25/2008 5:40:49 PM PST by inkling (exurbanleague.com)
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To: inkling

Right. The nyt is working overtime to destroy Rudy and advance McQueeg. Some of the Freepers are trying to win the the Pinch Sulzberger gold medal award to see who can post the most nyt articles.


3 posted on 01/25/2008 5:51:20 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: inkling

Nice to know the NY Times can exhibit common sense when needed-—but then a dork like Rooty’ll do that to the average liberal somnambulist. He’s a wake-up call to the political left.


4 posted on 01/25/2008 6:05:24 PM PST by Liz (Rooty's not getting my guns or the name of my hairdresser.)
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To: Liz

Just realize that you are siding with troop-hating anti-Americans like Pinch Sulzberger. As is John McCain.


5 posted on 01/25/2008 6:08:38 PM PST by inkling (exurbanleague.com)
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To: Liz
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6 posted on 01/25/2008 6:35:08 PM PST by littlehouse36 (Why be Europe?)
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To: littlehouse36

Rudy just went up a few points on my chart, but he still has a way to go!! (He’s 3rd or 4th on my spread sheet)


7 posted on 01/25/2008 6:57:16 PM PST by elpadre
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To: littlehouse36

Rudy just went up a few points on my chart, but he still has a way to go!! (He’s 3rd or 4th on my spread sheet)


8 posted on 01/25/2008 6:57:38 PM PST by elpadre
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To: Liz

As a Romney supporter, let me say that I both congratulate and envy Mr. Giuliani on the specific non-endorsement of the NY Times. Quite an honor.

Likewise, I would like to take this opportunity to offer my condolences and pity to Mr. McCain for the vicious character assassination that the NY Times endorsement causes. Perhaps he should consider legal action under a libel suit to force the NY Times to unendorse him?


9 posted on 01/25/2008 7:04:21 PM PST by Dragonspirit (We fight it out as good friends now, but in 2008 we UNITE against our enemy!)
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To: littlehouse36
Before he saw the polls.

AFTER HE SAW THE POLLS.


10 posted on 01/25/2008 7:12:48 PM PST by Liz (Rooty's not getting my guns or the name of my hairdresser.)
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To: Liz

Ouch!


11 posted on 01/25/2008 7:19:52 PM PST by littlehouse36 (Why be Europe?)
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To: Liz
Before he dissed the combover.
 
Rudy after combover.

 

 

12 posted on 01/25/2008 7:22:59 PM PST by littlehouse36 (Why be Europe?)
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To: littlehouse36

13 posted on 01/25/2008 7:27:13 PM PST by Liz (Rooty's not getting my guns or the name of my hairdresser.)
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To: littlehouse36
Before Cover Gray.

AFTER APPLYING COVER GRAY.


14 posted on 01/25/2008 7:29:22 PM PST by Liz (Rooty's not getting my guns or the name of my hairdresser.)
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To: Liz

AFTER ROOTY GOT THE NAME OF LIZ'S HAIRDRESSER



15 posted on 01/25/2008 7:37:45 PM PST by littlehouse36 (Why be Europe?)
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To: littlehouse36

What????

Whoever gave him the name of my hairdresser is in b-i-g trouble.


16 posted on 01/25/2008 7:45:23 PM PST by Liz (Rooty's not getting my guns or the name of my hairdresser.)
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To: Parley Baer
The nyt is working overtime to destroy Rudy and advance McQueeg.

Yeah, but don't you think that Rudy was also hurt a little by getting caught being a pervert?

I think that the anti-pervert bias kept him from getting a fair hearing.

17 posted on 01/25/2008 7:48:46 PM PST by tear gas (Because of the 22nd Amendment, we are losing President. Bush. Can we afford to lose him now?)
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To: Liz
Just say NO to the Liberal, RHINO Cross-Dressor Rudy!
18 posted on 01/25/2008 8:17:28 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Parley Baer

“Right. The nyt is working overtime to destroy Rudy and advance McQueeg. Some of the Freepers are trying to win the the Pinch Sulzberger gold medal award to see who can post the most nyt articles.”

LOL.

And yes, the Media desire to promote the media-bootlicking McCain is a transparent one. And yet, the NYT seems to have goods on Rudy that would have sunk his campaign later. it shows that Rudy does have skeletons. Rudy was a frontrunner until the story of NYPD acting as shuttle service for his honey come out. Better now than in October.


19 posted on 01/25/2008 8:25:27 PM PST by WOSG (Proamnesty-antiBushtaxcuts-proCO2caps-CFR-RINO John McCain delenda est!)
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To: Liz

I’m trying my best to remember Rudy for his post-911 strength and fortitude when it was needed most and his weak campaign.


20 posted on 01/25/2008 8:28:54 PM PST by NoCountryForLiberals
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To: Liz

As opposed to McCain, who has wonderful judgement and wouldn’t hurt a fly.

Why, McCain wouldn’t even be mean to terrorists to extract info that might save American lives. It’s just too nasty.

Frankly, I have no problem with a rude or nasty president. I don’t elect a president because I want to have coffee with them. I want them to kick butt in righteous causes.


21 posted on 01/25/2008 8:54:13 PM PST by I still care ("Remember... for it is the doom of men that they forget" - Merlin, from Excalibur)
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To: Liz

I’m pretty surprised that such a liberal newspaper like the NY Times would dare criticize a liberal candidate like Giuliani. Outside of Hillary and Obama, most liberals tend to look after one another...


22 posted on 01/25/2008 9:27:26 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Liz
a NY Times editorial depicted Giuliani as a narrow, obsessively secretive, vindictive man

Wow...some Freepers are siding a whole lot with the traitorous NYT lately.

Rudy must be the opposite of the above because the commie NYT ALWAYS lies.

23 posted on 01/25/2008 9:38:35 PM PST by what's up
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To: Liz

Just doing business the NY way...


24 posted on 01/25/2008 10:07:36 PM PST by Fred (McCain..'HIS EGO IS WRITING CHECKS HIS BODY CAN'T CASH')
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