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Favorable or Unfavorable #334: Rudy Giuliani


Favorable or Unfavorable #334: Rudy Giuliani  

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Former popular mayor of NYC, Rudy Giuliani, was once viewed as a kind of American hero. He is sometimes credited with clearing out crime in NYC, at least in Times Square, although he also kind of killed its character. Every American knew his name following the 9/11 Terrrorist attacks. Everyone liked him. I even liked him! 

I'm not sure what happened, but about the time his 2008 campaign for president tanked because of his extramarital affair, he had a personality change. Not captured in actions below are a host of looney comments made during the Obama, Bush II, and Trump years. He started embracing conspiracy theories and lurching rightward ideologically. By the time of the Trump administration, he's almost a demented cartoon, rather than one of the 2001 heroes of 9/11. I'm not sure what chemical process in his brain caused this chronically impulsive behavior. His legal skills have certainly degraded. Before being disbarred, he was on something like a 60+ losing streak overseeing legal cases, all connected to Trump. 

Also not captured is his near-sex scandal on a Sacha Baron Cohen TV show. A woman posing as a 15-year-old is invited into Giuliani's hotel room by Giuliani. The scene is stopped soon after Giuliani puts his hands in his pants. 

Also not captured is the weird Four Seasons Total Landscaping speech and the speech in which hair dye is pouring over his face. He's just not at his 2001 cognitive powers, and it's bizarre to me that Trump seems to have thought that he had any usefulness. 

His actions:

Giuliani, Rudy 2001 Known as America's Mayor, following 9/11 terrorist attacks in NYC, raising his national platform
Giuliani, Rudy 2008 Rep pres cand; frontrunner until scandeled out of the race over extramarital affair
Giuliani, Rudy 2012 Declines to run for pres, stating that a moderate can't win
Giuliani, Rudy 2016 Backs Trump for pres and is considered for Sec of State
Giuliani, Rudy 2018 Becomes Trump's advisor and personal lawyer during Mueller investigation
Giuliani, Rudy 2019 Urges Ukraine's president to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden
Giuliani, Rudy 2021 Speaks to Trump supporters shortly before the Jan 6th insurrection, calling for a "trial by combat" and pushing conspiracy theories
Giuliani, Rudy 2021 Disbarred from practicing law in NY and in DC
Giuliani, Rudy 2023 Arrested as part of investigations in attempt to overturn 2020 election results
Giuliani, Rudy 2023 Faces sexual assault allegations, including from former Trump WH aide Cassidy Hutchinson
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