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Guiliani's fundraiser

Original post made by Resident on Sep 27, 2007

I find it very interesting that we have had several very popular threads with people having a lot to say about Rumsfield and no one has as yet made comments about Guiliuni's fund raiser here. I personally think that whoever started this $9.11 gimic needs their heads examined. It has probably done him more harm than good and put Palo Alto on the national map of the absurd once again.

Comments

Posted by what are you saying?, a resident of South of Midtown
on Sep 27, 2007 at 1:10 pm

You want to start a petition asking them to go away? To regulate the way people raise funds?

I have no problem with it. People can raise funds however they wish.


Posted by Patriot, a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Sep 27, 2007 at 2:53 pm

Giuliani has done two things right:

1) Made NYC streets safer.

2) Was a calming force during 9/11

Everything else about him is a disaster. For instance, it's little known that he did almost notrhing to insure that 9/11 rescue personnel were properly outfitted to prevent overexposure to toxins. All this while Giuliani was taking one official after another on junkets to the periphery of the 9/11 site, to build his political credentials

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Posted by Pati, a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 27, 2007 at 5:48 pm

to "what are you saying"

Lighten up ! Somebody made a COMMENT about a tasteless "$9.11 for Rudy". It made NBC and probably most of the other networks. A comment is not akin to regulations or petitions.


Posted by GiveMeABreak, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 27, 2007 at 10:44 pm

While Giuliani gets crucified for any mention of 9/11 - his defining moment - "W" gets a free pass for claiming Iraq is about fighting terrorism while 6 years later bin Lauden is alive and well and laughing at us all from his air-conditioned cave in Pakistan. Truly unbelievable!


Posted by Patriot, a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Sep 28, 2007 at 1:00 pm

Giuliani is probably 10 times the administrator our weak president is, but that's as far as it goes. No way do i want him running America.

There are better alternatives...


Posted by undecided voter, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Sep 28, 2007 at 4:07 pm

I read that Giuliani had no knowledge whatesoever of this "$9.11" party entrance fee - give it a rest and don't make a tempest out of a teapot. I bet we could dredge up similar examples from campaign people working for other presidential candidates.

I believe Giuliani was an effective prosecutor prior to becoming mayor of NYC - let's check out all the candidates' long-term track records before we rush to judgement...


Posted by JustWondering, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Sep 28, 2007 at 9:07 pm

Patroit:
"There are better alternatives..."

Who are they, esp on the Republican side???


Posted by Jed, a resident of another community
on Oct 1, 2007 at 5:20 am

I can't believe that the Weekly didn't have an article about it... it happened in their own back yard and nothing that I could see.


Posted by Not fit to print, a resident of Evergreen Park
on Oct 1, 2007 at 3:21 pm

Not only didn't the Weekly cover this story, they didn't cover the story about local developer Roxy Rapp upsetting neighbors in Menlo Park with his development. The Daily News carried it on Sept.4. "Project ignites opposition"
I notice real improvement in that paper's covering local stories and have started reading it.