Most of us here in New York are well aware of what a scumbag Rudy Giuliani is. You don't earn the nickname "Hitler on the Hudson" lightly. His Presidential campaign scared me more than McCain's (not counting Palin at least) and he gave us another reason why this week. Millions of homeowners have been foreclosed on or are in danger of it. Our national debt is at a staggering $9,600,000,000,000.00 and is only eclipsed by our collective personal debt. The war in Iraq sucks our treasury of billions and eventually trillions of dollars. Basically we are suffering as a nation and we need to come together to get out of this mess.
So what is Rudy doing as a patriotic American?
Even as the nation's $700 billion, taxpayer-funded Wall Street bailout was still being hashed out, the former mayor announced Thursday his high-powered law firm has set up a task force.
Its mission: to help corporate clients get a piece of the action - or keep the federal wolves from the door.
"Our team of former government officials and experienced attorneys in the fields of legislation, enforcement and finance are equipped to guide institutions in this quickly evolving and complex environment," Giuliani noted in a press release from his law firm, Bracewell & Giuliani.
Yep, like an alpha dog leading a pack of hungry wolves to a kill, Giuliani is attempting to take maximum advantage of our economic catastrophe and the bailout is one large tasty morsel. The NY Daily News puts the words "crass opportunism" in quotes for the article and rightly so. I'd just like to say that this latest act is hardly surprising coming from the former Mayor and goes to show he'll take advantage of any situation for personal gain, whether it be the death of nearly 3,000 people on September 11th or the unregulated juggernaut that is Wall Street.