>(A nod to Al Sharpton–and many others’ quote about Rudy on September 11th.)
A man that is married multiple times claims to be the bearer of family values.
A man whose own children don’t support his campaign claims to be the bearer of family values.
A man who chose a con man as his police comissioner claims to have integrity.
A man who was taken in (post-divorce) by a gay couple, doesn’t support gay marriage.
He is universally hated in New York, and no matter what the national media made it out to appear like, he was hated on both September 10th and September 12th, 2001.
Rudy did clean up New York, but you have to think about what cost:
- The malling of 6th Avenue.
- The Disneyfication of Times Square
- The eradication of affordable middle class housing
- The obsessive policing of “quality of life” crimes.
It’s very interesting how few people wax romantically about how great New York was in the late Nineties.