Saturday, June 02, 2007

Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

Ok, two minute break and then back to that book thing. But I really had to link to this. It is Matt Taibbi, who is very simply my favorite political columnist in the world. Hopefully you are familiar with his incisive, take-no-prisoners broadsides on politics and culture.

With this piece on Giuliani, he does not disappoint:

Rudy giuliani is a true American hero, and we know this because he does all the things we expect of heroes these days -- like make $16 million a year, and lobby for Hugo Chávez and Rupert Murdoch, and promote wars without ever having served in the military, and hire a lawyer to call his second wife a "stuck pig," and organize absurd, grandstanding pogroms against minor foreign artists, and generally drift through life being a shameless opportunist with an outsize ego who doesn't even bother to conceal the fact that he's had a hard-on for the presidency since he was in diapers. In the media age, we can't have a hero humble enough to actually be one; what is needed is a tireless scoundrel, a cad willing to pose all day long for photos, who'll accept $100,000 to talk about heroism for an hour, who has the balls to take a $2.7 million advance to write a book about himself called Leadership. That's Rudy Giuliani. Our hero. And a perfect choice to uphold the legacy of George W. Bush.
Go read it.


At 10:15 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

I don't like ANYTHING about Rudy!, not a thing.

At 7:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just about to get comfy and read that article in the last "old media" subscription that I still have (other than Real Simple) - Rolling Stone - when I saw this, lol.

Matt is the best read!


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