“Derb—So Ahmedinejad wants to solve his stock market crisis by hanging
a few stockbrokers? Isn’t that pretty close to what Giuliani did? And
you like Giuliani, don’t you? So what’s the beef?”
Well, let’s see. First off, what Rudy did — having traders frogmarched
off the trading floor in handcuffs — was pretty awful, I certainly
agree. As an earnest of my agreement, I offer Chapter 53 of “Fire from
the Sun,” where I am…
less than kind to the Giuliani character.
Rudy has done a great deal more than that, though, and you have to take
a public man in the round. We shouldn’t forget the 1980s Giuliani
Terror on Wall Street (there’s a good account in Dan Fischel’s book), but I’d still be sporting GIULIANI-SCHWARZENEGGER ‘08 bumper stickers
if I could get anyone to make some up for me.
Oddly, no-one at NR seems willing to help.