Skip to comments.Rudy gearing up for DC run
Posted on 01/07/2011 12:42:58 PM PST by NoRedTape
"Confident that he'd have a chance to win, Rudy Giuliani is rounding up his top political advisers for a possible 2012 presidential run, sources tell Page Six.
Sources say the tough-talking former mayor "thinks the Republican race will be populated with far-right candidates like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, and there's opportunity for a moderate candidate with a background in national security."
Giuliani has even scheduled a trip to New Hampshire for next month to meet with constituents in the state that failed him in January 2008, when he placed fourth in the Republican presidential primary.
Rudy GiulianiThe problem is that even Rudy loyalists think it's a bad idea. "They think this is crazy," a source said. "They realize how long the odds are, but they are standing by................"
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Mitt and Huck far right? LOL, what is Rudy smoking?
I was hoping he learned his lesson after the major defeat in the last election.. at least then he still was basking in his 9/11 leadership.. now he has nothing..
Sarah’s not “far right”, either. She’s right on, but not “far right”. Who’d care if she was, anyway? Rudy is a smart guy, but doesn’t seem to realize what a RINO is....
I hope he means a jog around the Tidal Basin.
Ruby Girliuni hasn’t a chance what so ever, I would support him for AJ, Myth for Tres. Sec.
RINO’s on the march.
“thinks the Republican race will be populated with far-right candidates like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, and there’s opportunity for a moderate candidate with a background in national security.”
If I wanted a man that cheated on his wife and kills babies, I would vote Democrat.
Who has the new Rudy2012 Ping List, LOL???
He’d have to campaign - he forgot to do that the last time he ‘ran’.
Rudy ought to garner about 1.5% of the vote. LOL
DC run? Rudy’s running for Dog Catcher?
OH GOD HOW MANY TIMES DO THESE LOSERS HAVE TO LOSE BEFORE THEY GET A CLUE~!!!!!!!!
My prayer is that New Hampshire doesn’t screw us out of ur options like it did last election.
It is total BS that a little Yankee state like New Hampshire should be so important to our election.
Primary day should be the same day for every state in the Union.
Bracewell & Giuliani Firm Advises Cintra in First Privatization of Toll Road in Texas (properties for the "trade road" were obtained by eminent domain) DALLAS (March 1, 2007) Bracewell & Giuliani LLP (Texas-based law firm with global connections) advised Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A., a Spanish transportation company, in its successful bid to develop State Highway 121 into a toll road through Collin and Denton counties ("trade road" is four football fields wide).
The award to Cintra, approved by the Texas Transportation Commission, is the first privatization of a Texas toll road.
Bracewell is acting as project counsel to Cintra with respect to the 50-year concession from the Texas Department of Transportation. Cintra will pay a $2.1 billion upfront and annual lease payments totaling $700 million.
"Cintra was awarded this project because of its proven expertise and competitive proposal," said Thomas O. Moore, partner with Bracewell & Giuliani. "This is the largest transportation deal of 2007. This is one of only five deals in the country."
TX governor Perry rapped for paving way for construction of Trans-Texas Corridor
One News Now | August 24, 2007 | Chad Groening
FR Posted on 08/25/2007 by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Texas Governor Rick Perry is being called to task by an author and investigative journalist for vetoing bills that would have blocked construction of the controversial Trans-Texas Corridor--- which will be part of a superhighway -- purported to be four football fields wide -- that will allow Mexican trucks to enter the U.S. and traverse the core of the country all the way to Canada.
Governor Perry cleared the way for construction to begin in Texas when he vetoed several bills passed by the Legislature that would have stalled the project. The texas Legislature voted a two-year moratorium, and voted a redefinition of eminent domain -- Perry vetoed them. [On] at least one of those measures, he waited until the Texas Legislature was out of session so it couldn't even override his veto. The Federal Highway Administration's lawyer wrote letters threatening the Texas Legislature to cut off federal highway funds if they got in the way of this Trans-Texas Corridor.
NOTEL Perry used eminent domain to take property from Texans to give to Cintra Concesiones de Infraestructuras de Transporte, S.A., a Spanish transportation company, in its successful bid to develop State Highway 121 into a toll road through Collin and Denton counties ("trade road" is four football fields wide)----approved by the Texas Transportation Commission, is the first privatization of a Texas toll road. Bracewell & Giuliani LLP (Rudy Giuliani's Texas-based law firm with global connections) is acting as project counsel to Cintra with respect to the 50-year concession from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Perry also endorsed Giuliani's bid for president.
In Mexico for trade talks, Perry blasts immigration policies
Houston Chronicle, Mexico City Bureau | Aug. 28, 2007 | DUDLEY ALTHAUS
FR Posted on 08/28/2007 5:35:20 PM PDT by Dubya
MEXICO CITY Leading a large delegation of Texas executives trying to drum up business in Mexico, Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday criticized the U.S. Congress for failing to pass an immigration bill that would legalize millions of workers. "I don't think this is that difficult an issue if Congress would have the maturity to sit down and really discuss it and cut out all the mean rhetoric," Perry said during a break in the third day of meetings with Mexican officials and business executives. (Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...
Two years later, the cheering has stopped. In January 2005, Mexico City police chief told local reporters, "I am no fan of Giuliani."
Monica Rojas, then-deputy director of the statistics department of the Mexico City police department said "The ideas and the concepts they conveyed to us, but they never explained how to achieve them." "They were not prepared, not at all," said another former Mexico police official. "They weren't consultants, they were retired policemen. And they were trying to organize another police force, but not with a methodology or a clear idea."
The biggest strike against him is he has zero chance, that’s right, zero chance of winning his home state in 2012. New York is a lock for Obama.
About three/four years ago there were a number of annoyingly persistent Rudymites here on FR, and I got sick of battling them. Fortunately, they are all gone now. :)
My tagline from that era:
Rudy: pro-abortion, pro-gay, anti-gun
The NRC has the power to change the primary formula to diminish the influence of consistently blue states.
Mitt and Huck are far right compared to Rudy.
Ugh. Rudy, just shut up and stay home.
He thinks that Rommney is far-raight?
That statement alone disqualifies him from being President!
( and I thought magic underwear was queer. )
In marketing it’s called “differentiation”. He’s trying to separate from the pack.
Rudy is running for VP. Count on it.
What’s with the premature April Fool’s Day threads?
Do us a favor Rudy and run against Chuckie-o-Putz Shroomer.
Far right compared to Rooty. What a steaming pantload!
LOL! That would make a superb tagline.
No. Huck is to the right of Rudy on social issues but otherwise, the three are not very far apart.
Who gives a flying flip??
Let the cross-dressing pictures and anti-gun, pro-abortion, pro-gay quotes begin being posted to thwart this RINO goofball from EVER making to ANY high, national office.
Rudy still alive and still banging his cousin are has he switch again, maybe it was another Yankee, who know they all talk and look alike.
Why doesn’t he just go away. He is so totally irrelevant.
Ugh..I will not be voting for Rudy Guiliani for President, either!
Florida strategy, 2.0
How pathetic can things get?
I just love that Rudy is still touting his “national security” expertise.
Perhaps he can recruit that other expert/crook, Bernie Kerik to run his campaign.
Look around. Many of them are back. Although I haven't seen them supporting Rudy (yet).
Looks like Rooty's having a hard time getting it up.......his leg that is.
Forbes Magazine reported Oct 27, 2006 that his company, Giuliani Partners, is entangled in petty penny stock deals and unseemly financing projects. Giuliani Partners has:
(1) accepted fees from over-the-counter penny stocks, (2) formed financial pacts with businesses and individuals that have come under scrutiny by regulators and law enforcement officers. Forbes cited a number of deals that might be perceived as being illegal.
Forbes cited Giuliani Partners foray into Lighting Science Group. Giuliani's banking arm took a warrant for 1.6 million shares at 60 cents, a fee of $150,000 and a promise to raise cash. The firm went bankrupt. It's lost $412,000 on sales of $137,000 in its last six months.
Another venture is CamelBak, maker of a hands-free canteens for Marines in Iraq. It started out under Giuliani's consulting arrangement with $31 million in sales, but got run into the ground with various missteps, including having as a board member, the disgraced Bernie Kerik who pled guilty to having mob ties.
Forbes said Giuliani's most controversial deal was throwing in with a 2004 project with Applied DNA Sciences, which promised to outsmart counterfeiters by inserting bits of DNA from plants into cosmetics and pills to prevent bootleg versions. Its head, Richard Langley Jr., however, had a shady past, having pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and commercial bribery in another penny stock scam.
An audit of Giuliani Partners may find its principles engaged in establishing secret offshore bank accounts outside the purview of the IRS, engaged in casual accounting practices, and non-existent financial oversight.
Then came the book deals, the speaking tours scheduled by Washington Speakers Bureau, 1663 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 USA, and the partnership at a powerful Washington lobbying house.
None, however, would prove more lucrative than the small consulting firm Giuliani and a dozen of his most trusted aides founded in 2002 in an angular glass tower at 5 Times Square.
Most of the firm's top executives were in the mayor's "kitchen cabinet," including Bernard Kerik, his former police chief; Michael Hess, who served as the city's top lawyer; Anthony Carbonetti, chief of staff from '99-'01; Daniel Connolly, special counsel to the city's Law Department from '97-'01; Thomas Von Essen, former FDNY commissioner; and Dennison Young Jr., chief counsel during Giuliani's eight years as mayor.
Since its startup in 2002, Giuliani Partners has formed several subsidiaries, including an investment bank called Giuliani Capital Advisors - since sold - Giuliani Compliance Japan and security companies called Giuliani-Kerik and Giuliani Security & Safety, which replaced Giuliani-Kerik and Giuliani Security & Safety Asia.
By the time Giuliani declared his first losing run for president, his namesake firm had grossed an estimated $100 million. The ex-mayor himself was worth of as much as $66 million.
But on the campaign trail he was fending off questions about the shady clients, disgraced employees and murky business decisions.
Nobody has been more problematic than Kerik, who rose from a job as Giuliani's driver during his 1993 mayoral campaign to head of the city's Correction Department and finally police commissioner. At Giuliani Partners, Kerik headed an affiliated security-consulting company. Controversy erupted after Giuliani recommended Kerik to President Bush, who nominated him be Homeland Security chief in 2004. Kerik abruptly withdrew his name, blaming tax issues involving a nanny, but reports soon surfaced about stock-option windfalls, connections with people suspected of dealing with the mob and extramarital affairs.
REFERENCES Michael Hess, Senior Managing Director, Giuliani Partners LLC. Richard Langley Jr, (pled guilty to conspiracy to wire fraud and commercial bribery in penny stock scam). Bernard Kerik is in jail
ROOTY'S POLITICAL FUND RAISING ARM
John Gross Treasurer
Solutions America PAC, 575 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10018
911 FOUNDATION-- raised $4 million (that we know of); fronted by Rooty's then-mistress (now his third wife).
Rudy using offshore accounts for stock fraud? Perhaps he learned from his donors?
Texas tycoon Sam Wyly and his brother Charles have just been charged by the SEC with fraud. The SEC alleges that the brothers got $550 million in undisclosed gains while sitting on public boards and that they then hid the money in an elaborate sham system of trusts and subsidiary
Texas tycoon Sam Wyly and his brother Charles have just been charged by the SEC with fraud. The SEC alleges that the brothers got $550 million in undisclosed gains while sitting on public boards
and that they then hid the money in an elaborate sham system of trusts and subsidiary companies in the Isle of Man and the Cayman Islands.
THAT SOUNDS FAMILIAR The trustee ID'ing Bernie Madoff's Ponzi assets unearthed a labyrinth of interrelated intl funds, institutions and entities of almost unparalleled complexity and breadth with assets and businesses in 11 places overseas. No question, tax evasion and money laundering was the name of the game for wealthy investors funneling income to Madoff.
Wealthy businessmen posing as "philanthropists" hid and laundered hundreds of millions in annual income with Madoff. Later investors were suckered in to make the scheme look legit. The suckers helped payoff wealthy investors like Picower who made payback deals with Bernie. Picower got back much much more than he put in.....to the tune of 900%.
Madoff ran several scams simultaneously: (1) a Ponzi fraud that made him and his family wealthy; (2) laundering tax-free money for phony "charities," (3) IRS fraud facilitation for the wealthy; (4) a protection racket (shielding investors from L/E); (5) laundering tax-free money destined for big buck campaign contributions (campaign fraud).
BTW, here's another "lucky" Madoff investor. Ira Rennert, Fifth Avenue Synagogue board chair, and Chairman of Yeshiva University Investment Committee, invested some $200 million w/ Madoff.
Rennert's Hamptons Mega Mansion, Sagaponack, NY; rivals Versailles and Buckingham Palace in luxury and size. Rennert says he is Founder of Renco Group. This obscenely gargantuan mansion, dubbed Fairfield, is reportedly the largest occupied residential compound in America Square Feet: 66,000 / 110,000 (including outbuildings). It is situated on 63 prime acres and houses 29 bedrooms and 39 bathrooms. It also has a dining room that stretches 90 feet long, a bowling alley, two tennis courts, a squash court, a 164 seat movie theater, and a 200 car garage AND a rather rare item---its own power plant.
Fairfield is currently valued at more than $185 illion. Hamptonites complain this astoundingly palatial mega-mansion in the posh Hamptons is actually a "synagogue-residence-yeshiva" for Orthodox Judaism students.
Now there are some names for ya!
Picower — from Boesky to Madoff to dead in his swimming pool. What a stellar résumé.
His mafia buddies are still steaming that they couldn’t hide that $7 billion fast enough.
Rennert - spit!
Picower's wife wanted to save him---but she had just had her hair and nails done---so diving in was out.
She did throw him her platinum money clip and the keys to her Rolls---but it was too late.