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"It wouldn't be fair to ask that question at this point," the Republican presidential hopeful said in an exclusive interview in Dubuque, Iowa, just hours before Kerik was indicted in New York. "He may or may not be charged, he may or may not be convicted. Who knows what happens?"Makes sense, sure, but that won't fly with voters — or Democratic hecklers, who are hoping Kerik's grime will tarnish everything Giuliani says from now on.
While praising Reagan's blunt description of the Soviet Union as an "evil empire," Giuliani went out of his way to note that "Communist China" deserved the same epithet. The man who was sitting immediately to Giuliani's left as he said this — Sheldon Adelson this summer opened two casinos in Macau.What the Globe doesn’t point out is that, funnily enough, Giuliani's own firm, Giuliani Security & Safety Asia — a part of the ultralucrative constellation of anti-terror consultancies the man amassed after 9/11 — is itself gearing up to do major business with the Evil Empire. Check out their Website, which proudly proclaims that GSSA is "preparing to introduce its comprehensive security and safety consulting services to South Korea and China." Now that will be one awkward board meeting. Know Your Audience, Giuliani Learns [Political Intelligence/Boston Globe] Giuliani Security & Safety Asia [Official site]
Miss Universe Riyo Mori was ushered through security at JFK by flashing her sash in lieu of a real form of I.D. Mick Jagger had lunch with his youngest kid, 8-year-old Lucas, at Nello's. Rudy Giuliani said that he'd make Joe Torre a member of his cabinet if he's fired by the Yankees (assuming Giuliani is elected, of course). Former city-council president and lifelong Democrat Andrew Stein made out with Ann Coulter at Soho House. Patricia Yeo left Monkey Bar, the second eatery she's left in two months, after getting bad reviews. Cameron Diaz and Bradley Cooper ate at Cuba in the West Village. Kyra Sedgwick and Vanessa Redgrave, among others, will help Dems in Albany push for legalized gay marriage tomorrow on National Coming Out Day.
"Judith and I…" started Giuliani. "Can I take that?" interjected Judi. Giuliani headed her off with a squeeze of her shoulders.Hm. We're no body-language expert, but we'd say that the Shoulder Squeeze is up there with the Back Pat During a Hug on the Relationship-Dissolution Scale. Rudy Giuliani Dodges Cell Questions, Dishes Heat on Hilary[NYDN]
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