Rudy Giuliani: America’s Grandpa. That’s what he reminds me of. The Grandpa you look kindly on becasuse he is fun to be around and has such great stories from the past. You know, the grandpa who still lives alone and seems to be self-sufficient. A real man’s man. Until you get a call at three o’clock in the morning and grandpa is in the front yard wearing only his boxer shorts and shooting off his 12 gauge. Then it’s time for grandpa to go to a home. I fear that is the point at which we are at with America’s Grandpa.
Giuliani has had a distinguished career in public service first as a US Attorney for the Southern District of New York in the 1980’s to the Mayor of New York City in the 1990’s and a failed Presidential Candidate in 2008 and 2012. In the 2016 campaign, he was an early supporter of Donald Trump and has been one of his most vocal surrogates on the campaign trail. Who can forget his passionate speech at the Republican Convention in Cleveland where he spoke about fear and reminded us that Islamic terrorists are coming to kill us all. Lately, on the campaign trail, in support of Trump, Rudy has been talking about Hillary Clinton’s health and wondering aloud if she might not be too ill to carry out the duties of the Presidency. Of course his assumptions are based on “things he reads on the internet”. And the internet is never wrong. I think it’s time for Rudy, America’s Grandpa, to go to a home.
Last week, Rudy was stumping for candidate Trump in Ohio where he was about to make a speech on national security. In Rudy’s speech, he actually said, and I quote, “Under those eight years, before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States. They all started when Clinton and Obama got into office”. Now I don’t know about you but I seem to remember a day back in the fall of 2001 when Islamic terrorists had a pretty successful attack on America. In fact, it was the worst terrorist attack in US history. On that fateful morning, 19 Islamic terrorists carried out four coordinated attacks on the World Trade Centers in New York, the Pentagon and one attack was thwarted by passengers on United Airlines flight 93. The tragedy of 9/11 which killed almost 3,000 people and injured over 6,000 and caused as much as $3 trillion in damages cannot and should not ever be forgotten. Especially by the man who was the Mayor of New York City at the time; that’s right Rudy Giuliani, America’s Grandpa.
I sincerely hope that Rudy is just getting old and senile and not speaking out of turn about things Americans know nothing about. Hmmmmm. I’m not sure which would be worse: Rudy losing his mind or finding out that all those conspiracy theorists who float these ridiculous stories about who was really behind the 9/11 attacks were right.