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Group Apologizes for Giuliani’s ‘Unscripted’ Remarks at Awards Dinner

Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was invited to a financial services trade group’s award dinner last week to speak about leadership—but instead delivered a political speech that strayed so far from that topic the group felt it necessary to apologize to its guests.

On Monday, the Commercial Finance Association sent out an email apologizing for the “unscripted personal opinions” that Giuliani, a prominent supporter and close adviser to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, shared with the crowd at their 40 Under 40 dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel.

“At CFA’s 40 Under 40 Awards last Thursday night, keynote speaker Rudolph Giuliani veered sharply off course from the leadership message he agreed to deliver and presented unscripted personal opinions which were independent of CFA’s political position or core values,” Bob Trojan, the group’s CEO, wrote in an email sent to attendees and forwarded to the Observer. “While we, the event organizers, made every attempt to direct Mr. Giuliani’s remarks ahead of time to focus on leadership, for which he is renowned and has authored a book, there is always the possibility of such a surprise at a live event.”

The note continued: “For those of you who were offended by Mr. Giuliani’s remarks, please accept my sincere apology.”

Posted by Suburban Warrior | Fri Sep 30, 2016, 11:51 PM (12 replies)

KING: Can African-Americans get a little of that Ahmad Khan Rahami treatment?

Police in Linden, New Jersey did something truly amazing today.

I'm not being sarcastic. After Ahmad Khan Rahami was suspected of planting bombs in Manhattan and New Jersey on Saturday, the FBI put out an APB on the 28-year-old Rahami and warned that he could be armed and dangerous. It turns out that was true.

Police located Rahami in Linden, N.J. Two officers were shot during the confrontation. One was saved because of their vest and another got grazed in the face by a bullet. In spite of all of this, those officers and others found a way to arrest Rahami without blowing his head off. It's amazing, but surely that was not an accident. Somebody somewhere wanted Rahami to be brought alive for questioning.

The last we saw him, Rahami was strapped to a stretcher — on his way to a local hospital. I'm glad they didn't kill him. Maybe they'll be able to question him and learn his motives or see if he was a part of a network of some kind. As a man with a huge family who roams this city, I'm glad Rahami is off the streets, but I just can't get one observation out of my mind.

Posted by Suburban Warrior | Mon Sep 19, 2016, 07:27 PM (3 replies)
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