Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Nobody's Mayor

Rudy Giuliani's tenure as mayor of New York City included several incidents in which he defended cops who had abused people of color. In Alabama, yesterday, Giuliani demonstrated once again that he just doesn't get it.

Asked about the flying of the Confederate flag in some Southern states, Giuliani said, "That's a good thing to be left on a state-by-state basis."

Giuliani said he did not recall seeing a Confederate flag during his day in Alabama — even though there was a display of four Confederate flags flying beside the Capitol.
Others are making a big deal of the fact that Giuliani also proved he doesn't know the price of milk or bread. For years, that's been a political game of gotcha, designed to supposedly prove how in our out of touch a candidate is with "real people"- a false designation, to begin with. It's stupid. I can't tell you the price of milk or bread. I don't drink milk, and I don't eat bread. That questionis irrelevant. Giuliani's refusal to condemn a flag that represents slavery and treason? That's relevant.

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