Wednesday, August 15, 2007

What New York Never Liked About Rudy Giuliani

Gawker reviews an article in this week's New Yorker on the subject of Rudy Giuliani:

"For those of us who endured his tenure, there's not a lot to learn here, but to a national audience that may be unfamiliar with Giuliani, this should probably be required reading. . . [Rudy Giuliani is] a self-righteous prick who is unable to see how anything is ever his fault. And, well, we've already had one of those guys in office. No need to repeat that particular experiment. But don't take our word for it, read the article yourself. The feeling of rage with which you'll come away has a value all its own."

The New Yorker:

"His personality only sharpened the edges of his policies, leaving an impression, broadly felt, that was summed up by former Mayor Ed Koch in the title of a 1999 book: 'Giuliani, Nasty Man.' When a caller complained on Giuliani's radio show that her son--a robbery suspect--had been shot dead by the New York Police Department, he answered, 'Maybe you should ask yourself some questions about the way he was brought up.'"

Graphic: Protest Portraits of Mayor Giuliani by artist Robert Lederman
And see, Stomp Out Giulianism.