If you believe my title, I own a bridge, I can sell you.
Rudy probably forced him to quit. Rudy was a joke in New York; a lame-duck mayor who did incredibly stupid things like announcing, to the press, that he was divorcing his wife before informing her.
Bill’s impeached because Lucianne Goldberg and Linda Tripp set him for a fall, while Rudy’s idolized because he was mayor during New York’s darkest hour which was very golden to Rudy.
Rudy was last great to me during the RICO years long before he was mayor. He solved some crimes against people with ingenouus methods. My law and order persona appreciates it. So does my persona that would make a great white collar criminal. When I worked for Social Security I figured out many ways that I could have scammed them from creating a claimant who would receive the maximum single rate to much more minor crimes. Helped me be very effective at figuring out which claimant was scamming us for what. (Most were very honest.)
What’s the saying? A person either becomes a cop or a criminal? Makes perfect sense to me.
Don’t fall for the RudyG as saviour act. None of us do. When he wanted to have his term extended we laughed. Many of us voted for Bloomberg not because we particuarly liked him but because he was the right person for the job. We needed a businessman, not a politician who rode to new glory on the tail of 9/11.
He’s become a slightly glorified outdoor salesman peddling 9/11 memoribilia, and I hate them. Bernie Kerik is typical of the scum Rudy hangs with. Think about it. Do you want your future president to have partnered with Bernie?