Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I knew that Giuliani wasn't popular in New York, and that he showed many signs of a governing style uncomfortably close to Bush's (in terms of valuing loyalty over competence, for example). But a story in today's NYTimes paints a really grim picture of his penchant for revenge on all opponents, from nonprofit watch-dog groups to individual citizens and anyone associated with the administrations of his predecessors.
"The culture of retaliation was really quite remarkable," said Matthew D. Brinckerhoff, the lawyer who represented Housing Works. "Up and down the food chain, everyone knew what this guy demanded."
You have to read the examples to believe the depth and cravenness of it all . . .

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