Rudy Giuliani Had a Little Cory Booker Moment

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No, Rudy Giuliani did not save anyone from a burning building. The former mayor did, however, insult his party's presidential candidate on national television. Rudy's explanation for his past criticism of Mitt Romney, which he gave this morning on CNN's State of the Union, didn't do much to convince viewers that he really believes in his fellow Republican, despite having technically backed him in April (not that he had much of a choice).

"Well, I mean, there's a certain amount of personal ego in that — at that point, I was probably comparing his record to my record," he said about his dings at Romney. "And maybe it was circumstances or whatever, but I had massive reductions in unemployment. He had a reduction in unemployment of about 8,10 percent — I think it was 15 percent. I had a reduction of unemployment of 50 percent. He had a growth of jobs of about 40,000; we had a growth of jobs of about 500,000. So I was comparing what I thought was my far superior record to his otherwise decent record ... That's all part of campaigning."

Nothing that can't be smoothed over with another partially botched pizza photo-op, we're sure.