The sad last act of Rudy Giuliani

Matt Bai
National Political Columnist
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    Bad Russian
    I’m a liberal and retired NYPD police officer. I was a cop when Giuliani was mayor. More recently, affer I retired, I met him at a corporate event. Took a photo with him, shook his hand, and thanked him for his public service. Mind you, I didn’t like most of his policies as Mayor, I didn’t like the way he and the Police Commissioner managed the NYPD, and I didn’t like his subsequent conservative turn when he ran for President. Nevertheless, I still thanked him for his service. These days he represents Trump, of whom I’m no fan. But I would still shake his hand and thank him for his service. I would do the same for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, George W Bush — I don’t like any of them, didn’t like their policies or actions — BUT I respect their commitment to government work. Call me old-fashioned, but there was a time in this country when we showed respect for our political rivals. Even when we hated their policy decisions and their rhetoric, we still showed respect and thanked them for their service. One can disagree vociferously, but respectfully.
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    P
    I remember after 9/11, the very first wedding in New York City. The bride asked Mr. Giuliani to walk her down the aisle, and he did. It was a nice moment after all of the chaos that happened.
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    Brian
    I think Bill Bratton deserves most of the credit for turning around the crime problem in NYC; but I'll give Rudy credit for surrounding himself with the best police commissioner.
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    Estella
    Never in our countries History has it been More Important For Everyone 18 years old and Older to be an American Patriot and VOTE on November 06, 2018..... And Beyond...
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    GBW
    Sounds like a obituary
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    PF
    There are a lot of jobs that you no longer can get after reaching a certain age. Companies will refuse to hire you, or it will go well on the telephone interviews, but just as soon as we meet, the prospective employer suddenly loses interest, after seeing that you are older than expected. Some companies will have entire departments with people under age 35 and then one single old man around age 80 to prove to others that they do not discriminate against the elderly. So the company has several hundred employee's that are age 18 to 40 and only one old person in the entire company. That's hardly what I would call a fair balance between the older and the younger workers.
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    Justice for Jessica Chambers
    Giuliani was named Time magazine's Person of the Year for 2001,[4] and was given an honorary knighthood in 2002 by Queen Elizabeth II[5] for his leadership in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
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    td
    "I will hire the best of the best"--Trump
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    Joe
    I thought the thumbnail photo was an advertisement for a new King Kong movie.
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    Lady
    Maybe some will remember his greatness? Don't worry, Matt. I remember. I am and always was a New Yorker. He completely turned this city around for the better. He cleaned up the streets and made NYC the safest large city in America. He also helped to mend our broken hearts on 9/11 and helped to give us the strength to get through it. No one could deny what he did for us, and that's why even the liberals here loved him. Whatever it is that you don't like about him now could never erase what he did for our city.