"And though tyranny, because it needs no consent, may successfully rule over foreign peoples, it can stay in power only if it destroys first of all the national institutions of its own people."

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Giuliani Does What he Does Best: Lies and Laughs it Off

Rudolph Giuliani has been dodging and lying his way out of questions dealing with his long-time criminal partner in crime Bernie Kerik being indicted on numerous charges last week. I am not sure who he thinks he is talking to when a person asks a question in a key early state about yet another lawsuit linking him. Certainly not a clueless voter that is void of any information dealing with Giuliani's past.

Say what you will about selfish Judith Regan, but she's definitely never shied away from speaking her mind and telling the truth when it is effecting her personally. Now when Giuliani says that Regan's idea that Rupert Murdoch's empire tried to silence her by firing and downgrading her public image, fearing that because of her close relations with Kerik in the past that she could unleash secrets about Giuliani was more appropriate for the gossip columns, who are you inclined to believe? Someone with nothing to lose, or a chronic liar with everything to lose? Like he repeatedly does when faced with an apparition, he laughed the question off on a campaign stop in Iowa Wednesday. He went on to actually claim he knows nothing about it AFTER he tried to paint it off as gossip, and we've heard that one before from this guy. He is having a pretty tough time as of late to not get caught in a web. Liar Liar Liar.

Judith Regan claimed Rudy Giuliani's cronies tried to silence her; now the presidential hopeful wants to sideline her to the gossip columns.

The Republican candidate said Wednesday the publishing queen's bombshell $100 million suit was no more than salacious tittle-tattle.

"It sounds to me like a kind of gossip column story more than a real story," he said on a campaign stop in Iowa.

"The last thing in the world you want to do when you're running for President is respond to gossip column-type stories."

Regan's suit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court this week, claimed her old bosses at HarperCollins and its parent company, News Corp., tried to discredit her to protect Giuliani.

The editor, canned amid controversy as she tried to push O.J. Simpson's supposed tell-all book "If I Did It," had New York's former Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik as a client and a lover.

Kerik, who was mentored by Giuliani, was indicted last week on federal corruption charges.

Regan said her bosses at Rupert Murdoch's media empire were terrified she knew things that could hurt Giuliani's chances of moving into the White House.

They told her to hide documents and lie to federal investigators building a case against her ex-boyfriend, she said.

And they moved to paint her as an "unethical businesswoman devoid of any integrity" by letting her take the fall for the outrage Simpson's book created, she said in her 70-page suit.

"Defendants knew they would be protecting Giuliani if they could preemptively discredit her," the suit said.

Giuliani, a former business partner and friend of Kerik's who installed him as police commissioner while New York's mayor, laughed when asked about the suit at the end of Wednesday's campaign stop.

"I don't respond to the story at all," he said. "I don't know anything about it."

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