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Monday, August 9, 2010

Rudy The Hypocrite

St. Rudy of 9/11's daughter was arrested for shoplifting last week.

When asked for a comment, St. Rudy of 9/11 said "It's a private matter and it's going to stay that way."

NY Daily News columnist Michael Daly points out the gall Rudy has to issue that statement:

The hypocrisy was remarkable even by Rudy Giuliani's standards.

"It's a private matter," he said after his 20-year-old daughter was arrested for shoplifting. "And, it's going to stay that way."

Compare that to the Giuliani of a decade ago, when the then-mayor hurried not only to release, but distort the criminal record of an unarmed security guard who had been shot to death in an altercation with an undercover cop.

Giuliani even released a sealed juvenile record of Patrick Dorismond's arrest for robbery and assault when he was just 13.

"People have the right to know the background and record of a person involved in a criminal situation," he said, adding darkly, "He's no altar boy."

Giuliani failed to mention that the juvenile arrest arose from when Dorismond punched another kid in the nose in a dispute over a quarter and that the charges had been dropped before the case even went before a judge.

Nor did Giuliani mention that Dorismond's arrests for assault and weapon possession as an adult had been reduced to disorderly conduct, a violation.

In fact, Dorismond had never been convicted of a crime

On top of that, Dorismond actually had been an altar boy, at Holy Cross Church in Brooklyn.

"Jesus said, 'He who is without sin, let him cast the first stone,'" the priest there said as he prepared for the funeral. "Patrick's dead and they're still throwing stones at him."

Rudy's father, btw, did time for armed robbery of a milkman before Rudy was born.

In fact, Rudy's dad was on early release from jail when Rudy was conceived.

How ironic that the law and order mayor had a convicted armed robber for a father, has a shoplifter for a daughter, and a finger that points out everybody else's sins while insisting upon privacy for those of himself or his family.


  1. Yet he made his affair and the breakup with his wife quite public too.

  2. That's a great point. Didn't he actually inform Donna Hanover via a TV interview that he was seeking divorce? Can't get much more public than that!