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Rudy Giuliani was the mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001 and a presidential candidate in 2008. As mayor, he was credited with reducing homelessness, but his efforts reportedly consisted largely of having the NYC police harrass and physically assault homeless people until they left town. (This from hearsay; sources needed.)
If a Democrat is elected president in 2008, America will be at risk for another terrorist attack on the scale of Sept. 11, 2001....
Never ever again will this country ever be on defense waiting for (terrorists) to attack us if I have anything to say about it. And make no mistake, the Democrats want to put us back on defense!
(This statement is so full of... gaaah. --Woozle 15:18, 17 July 2011 (EDT))
- 1998: In spite of that clear evidence that the World Trade Center was vulnerable, he personally insisted that the city's crisis center be located on the 23rd floor of Building 7. source (kudos)
- 2007-11-19 Protector-In-Waiting: "Notice, moreover, that Giuliani seems to harbor no notion that any terror suspect in the US is innocent until proven guilty, and assumes a complete, reflexive conflation between "criminals" and those charged with a crime, as if no government official could ever confuse the two, or ever make a mistake and decide to cover it up. Notice also his assertion that some Democrats want no wiretapping, period. What they and rule-of-law Republicans favor is wiretapping with warrants, and minimal oversight, to prevent abuse. Again: what's staggering to me is that Giuliani never seems to contemplate that such abuse is even possible. Nothing could be more alien to a truly conservative mindset."
- 2007-03-04 America's mayor - you sure you want him?: some personal opinion on Rudy Guiliani
- 2007-06-18 Rudy missing in action for Iraq panel: "Giuliani's campaign fundraising kept him from commitment to panel studying Iraq."
- 1998-06-14 Mayor Defends Plan to Build Crisis Center: "While it may provide you with the opportunity to survey the city," putting the center on the 23d floor not only makes it hard to reach should the power in the rest of the building be cut, but also "leaves you open to a missile attack." said Edward Shaughnessy, a professor of sociology and law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and an expert in emergency management. (What's really embarrassing, of course, is when the missile attack happens but your building is somehow left more or less intact only to collapse mysteriously many hours later.)