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Oh Rudy, Don’t Take Your Love to Town…


Big Tent Democrat seems to think there may be legal consequences for Rudy as a result of sending NY cops to chauffer his squeeze:

There oughta be a law! Oh wait, there is one:

[NY State Comptroller Alan Hevesi’s] decision to step down came as Albany prosecutors were preparing to ask a grand jury to indict him on charges of defrauding the government and on other felonies stemming from his use of state employees as chauffeurs and aides to his wife , a law enforcement official said, charges that could have yielded a prison sentence had he been convicted.

Sounds like Rudy committed a felony to me.

I hate posting this, but I just can’t contain myself. I really hope Rudy does not implode before getting the nomination, and I’m not being an insincere concern troll here. Really, I think Rudy is tied inextricably to the Bush Administration’s policies and history, and when you combine that with his lack of on-camera skills and his tendency to be a brittle asshole when challenged, all the things that make the lizard brains love him will over time repulse large numbers of the electorate. Huckabee or Romney have the opportunity to run as reform candidates — that option is not open to Rudy. George Bush hangs like a giant anvil around his neck.

So Rudy, best of luck. Here’s hoping the crooks, the floozies and the firefighters don’t take you down before the GOP crowns you their king. I worry, though, that somebody else is figuring Rudy can’t go the distance — and have decided to make sure he doesn’t get the chance.

That would be a major bummer.

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Jane Hamsher

Jane Hamsher

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