Giuliani Pays a NYC Fireman to Like Him
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This post, written by GottaLaff, originally appeared on Cliff Schecter's Brave New Films Blog
The only way Rudy can get support from firefighters, it seems, is to hire them, per the Huffington Post's Sam Stein:
But at least one member of the FDNY continues to offer his support to the former mayor -- and may be getting paid for it.
John R. Orlando, who serves with Engine 216 in Brooklyn, New York, has been cited prominently as a Giuliani supporter. Last June, in a New York Times article detailing the mixed reviews Giuliani has among the city's 11,000-membered firefighting force, Orlando said he regularly saw Giuliani at fires despite suggestions otherwise.
Here's what Rudy's paid bff says about him:
[T]he "bottom line is, I think he's been more of a friend to firefighters than I've seen in the news. I don't think all the criticism is warranted."
The bottom line is, that just cost Rudy $1,580.
Three months after he praised Giuliani, Orlando found himself on the former mayor's payroll. On September 28, 2007, the Giuliani campaign paid one John R. Orlando more than $1,580 for what they deemed on a campaign filing as "political strategy consulting."
Oohhh, "political strategy consulting". Is that what the kids are calling it now?
Nobody in the Giuliani
mob camp would comment, including Orlando.