2001-10-27 / Letters

Indispensable Rudy

Indispensable Rudy

Dear Editor;

Omigosh, what if Mayor Giuliani used Dayton Seaside just to practice his manipulative techniques?

As Dayton Seaside, he got away with convincing people that the property taxes he told HUD not to pay were not paid because the owners refused to pay them. He got away with this subterfuge without any major mainstream media source asking any questions. Only The Wave wondered what was going on, with some editorial support at the Riverdale Press.

It would be a snap, then for the mayor to believe he could now convince the City of New York, after the September 11 aggression on our country, that he is indispensable.

All right then. But why should his particular talents be limited to the City of New York? (Besides, as Kevin Boyle tried to argue, we have one formal federal official with qualifications to oversee a smooth operation of recovery in lower Manhattan).

If we are going to change laws concerning tenure in office, why limit ourselves to the City of New York, with action of the state legislature?

I say we turn the matter over to Congress and ask Congress to require all Americans to vote on the following proposition:

Rudy Giuliani should immediately replace George Bush as president and remain in office as long as Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussein, Hosni Mubarak, or Robert Mugabe, whichever lasts longest.

P.S. has anyone noticed that we haven’t heard much about the Florida recounting since September 11? Well, new emergency presidential rules for Rudy would help us get that deep breath, closure and put us on the road to moving on at the end of the political day.

DAVID ZUKERMAN


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