2008 Reichert to Chair Giuliani’s Campaign in Washington State…
posted by June 15 at 16:02 PMon
… and The Democrats sent out this weird, mish-mash, attack press release. I’m all for attack dog politics, but this seems pretty slap-dash. For starters, Reichert wasn’t even in the Congress during the Clinton impeachment.
SEATTLE – Washington State Republican Dave Reichert announced today that he is endorsing the Presidential Campaign of former New York City Mayor and playboy Rudy Giuliani. Reichert will serve as Chairman of Giuliani’s campaign in Washington State, and will serve as national co-chairman of “Law Enforcement for Rudy.”
Giuliani has himself shown a blatant lack of regard for conviction or personal behavior.
“Rudy Giuliani was too busy with his mistress to pay attention to the real problems in New York City,” said Washington State Democratic Party Chair Dwight Pelz. “The hypocrisy of Republicans like Reichert promoting Giuliani is enormous. The GOP tried to impeach a President for his personal affairs, at the same time Rudy Giuliani was cheating on his wife.” [CBS News, 5/11/00]
Aside from thrice-married Rudy’s personal mishaps, his Mayoral record itself has come into question by those who worked the closest with him. As Mayor of New York City, Giuliani upset his city’s firefighters so much that, in a recent letter to the 260,000 members of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), union officials urged that if locals are approached by the Giuliani campaign, “we hope you will say not just, ‘No,’ but, ‘Hell no’.” [Wall Street Journal, 3/8/07; Bloomberg, 3/9/07]
Moreover, the New York City Police Department recently took the time to honor a GOP Presidential Candidate…and it wasn’t Rudy Giuliani, it was John McCain. [NY Daily News 6/8/2007]
Meanwhile, Eastside Rep. Reichert said:
As someone who has been involved in law enforcement and homeland security issues for over 35 years, I know Rudy Giuliani will be a tough, determined, and principled leader. … He transformed a crime-ridden New York City into the safest large city in the country and has always shown courage in the face of challenges. He’ll be a true leader for our country.
I’d like to know what Mr. Law Enforcement Dave Reichert thinks of Giuliani’s flip flop on gun control… a story first reported by moi.