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Snellius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:12 PM
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Giuliani billed obscure agencies for trips
Source: Politico

As New York mayor, Rudy Giuliani billed obscure city agencies for tens of thousands of dollars in security expenses amassed during the time when he was beginning an extramarital relationship with future wife Judith Nathan in the Hamptons, according to previously undisclosed government records.

The documents, obtained by Politico under New Yorks Freedom of Information Law, show that the mayoral costs had nothing to do with the functions of the little-known city offices that defrayed his tabs, including agencies responsible for regulating loft apartments, aiding the disabled and providing lawyers for indigent defendants.

At the time, the mayors office refused to explain the accounting to city auditors, citing security.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1107/7073.html
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iconoclastic cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:14 PM
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1. Wow, they really will end up with Huckabee. nt
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:17 PM
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2. C'mon Mittens! You're not gonna pass on this little jewel, are ya?
Who's the TRUE fiscal and ethical conservative in the group? "America's Mayor" misappropriated public funds for a lovenest. Say something!
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-02-07 03:08 AM
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27. oh CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU??????
I can just imagine a Romney commercial having Toody and Muldoon walking Judy's pooch!
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:25 PM
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3. Tasty. Why is Politico wielding a hatchet on Rudy?
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pattmarty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:21 PM
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9. Yeah, right on Politico. This is why Rudy is an "expert" on security.
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Lone_Star_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:10 PM
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13. I don't know.
But it's all the more interesting when you consider the source.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:39 PM
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18. When you look at him, you'd never think: "ruled by his dick."
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-02-07 03:06 AM
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26. Frankly, I thought SCREWDY was ALWAYS a dick!
:evilgrin:
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mlevans Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:32 PM
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4. Who's surprised?
No, really...who's surprised?
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:49 PM
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5. I don't doubt this story
but I'd like for someone to vouch for Politico's veracity before I repeat it. Trust, but verify.
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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 02:59 PM
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6. If you know anything about politico.com...
... you know that they skew waaaay to the right, and if they're
publishing this about one of their own, they've got the goods.

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mlevans Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:02 PM
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7. They could skew waaaay to the right
and still have a problem with Giuliani. Word on the street is that an awful lot of right-wingers do.
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 05:14 PM
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15. That explains why I'm unfamiliar with it
I don't read a lot of RW blogs or news sources. I depend upon the kindness of strangers to distill the essence in order that I don't have to wade through all that codswollop. Now that I know their inclination, this story is all the more titillating :evilgrin:
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Heywood J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:12 PM
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8. Where are Mitt's staff?
Bury the hatchet right in Rudy's face with this. Here's yet another reminder of his infidelity, combined with the misuse of funds entrusted to him. Money for pro-bono lawyers goes into security for his frigging loveshack in the Hamptons... Evidently having just the one in the WTC wasn't good enough for him.


How many love-nests does he have?
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:27 PM
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10. He was involved in RICO prosecutions
he was tracking down mob money and learned a few tricks-
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 03:49 PM
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11. That's one hell of an expensive s***k
It'd be a delightful hoot if he loses because of his princess.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:41 PM
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19. Yes, but would dear Judi think it was delightful?
In her mind, she's redecorating the White House, not visiting Sing Sing.
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 07:06 PM
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20. No, she would not
That's why I love that this has come out. She's been working on getting her skanky self into the WH for almost thirty years.

When Rudy drops out of the race (or loses straight out), I am going to break a promise I made to myself in January 2001. I will get on a plane. :scared: I will fly to California to celebrate w/mutual Judi despisers the demise of her life long wish.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 02:11 AM
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22. How long have you despised this woman?
This hatred reeks of intimate knowledge. I don't hate anyone enough to get on a plane yet.
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Pastiche423 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 02:26 AM
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23. For twenty eight years
I have depised her for what she did to me and my friends. She has hurt a lot of people, just because she could. It's how she's led her life.

She does not belong in our White House.
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Kelvin Mace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:05 PM
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12. This is bullshit.
At the time, the mayors office refused to explain the accounting to city auditors, citing security.

After Rudy the Ghoul left office, security was completely irrelevant. What are they afraid of, that The Terminator will go back in time and get Rudy if he learned what his security arrangements were?

The ONLY reason to refuse to answer questions about these expenditures is because the money was used to provide security for Rudy's bang-fest with Judi Nathan. In essence, Rudy stuck the public with the bill for cheating on his wife.

New York's mayor receives round-the-clock police protection, and there's no suggestion that Giuliani used his detail improperly on these trips.

First of all, this is a needless expenditure. The mayor of New York is not the president. At most, he needs a single detective to act as body guard, not a team. Anything else is wasting tax payer money and ego-stroking. Second, I think there is plenty of evidence of impropriety. The police call this kind of behavior "probable cause". Next time you get stopped by a cop, see what happens when you refuse to answer his questions by citing "security". When (or if) you get out on bail, let me know how it went.

I believe that Rudy used to prosecute people with lame explanations like this.
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 04:27 PM
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14. Whoa! K&R
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:21 PM
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16. The Call of the Strumpet led him to the Hamptons...OMG....on the Taxpayers Tab too
Thats a 2 fer....
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-02-07 03:10 AM
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28. Yep, nothing like a taxpayer financed BOOTY CALL!
Well, I bet Pat Robertson is thanking JAY- ZUSS that Rudy wasn't being driven from toilet stall to toilet stall all over New York!
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 06:34 PM
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17. ...citing 'security'.
he ALWAYS cites "security"! I'm surprised he didn't cite 9-11.
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robbedvoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 10:34 PM
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21. They ran poor Alan Hevesi out of office for using the state car for his sick mother
of course, Hevesi was a democrat so different standards apply.
What Il Duce did amounts to embezzlement - lets see if anyone has the balls to do to him half of what they did to poor hevesi.
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RobertSeattle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-29-07 12:48 PM
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24. Priceless...
Gas for Vehicle..... $9.11
Meal for Security Guy $9.11
Banging your Mistress at Government Expense... Priceless!
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-01-07 11:17 AM
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25. Saturday morning kick.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-02-07 07:49 AM
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29. Is there anyone who doesn't believe this would be 24/7 coverage on MSM
if Rudy was a Democrat? Hillary laughs, it's news. Barack has a funny middle name, it's news. Edwards - the house, the haircut - it's news. Rudy? He's got the NYPD acting as personal chauffeur for his tootsie and walking her dog, too, and it's a radioactive story. MSM won't go near it.
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