Giuliani Hires Racist Campaign Chair, Secretly Supports Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
I used to have this ongoing debate with my friends in New York about who I hated more: President Bush or Rudy Giuliani. I give up. Giuliani has got to be the most sinister politician on the planet. I know, I know, what about Dick Cheney? Hey, it's not easy to pick the worst. And plus Cheney is more of mythical beast than a politician.
I guess Bush and Cheney are diminished in my mind because they're on their way out, while on the other hand Giuliani seems to be just getting started. First I read this today:
Sheriff Richard Stanek was appointed to the post of chair of Minnesota Law Enforcement for Rudy. The campaign's press release promised that Stanek "will work with law enforcement personnel throughout the state to communicate Mayor Giuliani's record of fighting crime and his commitment to first responders."
But as a rival campaign has pointed out to us, it turns out Stanek has admitted to having a history of racially charged remarks. He was forced to resign his post as Minnesota's public safety commissioner in 2004 after it came to light that he'd admitted in a deposition that he'd used racist slurs in the past, including repeated use of the word "nigger."
This isn't the first time this has happened to Rudy. Last June, he appointed a new co-chair to his South Carolina campaign who also had a history of racially charged remarks.Then I see this linked to over at The Huffington Post
Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, told The Hill Saturday that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) would support a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.
Perkins said Giuliani told him in a private meeting that if the Defense of Marriage Act appeared to be failing or if multiple states began to legalize same-sex marriages, then he would support the constitutional amendment.