Friday, October 27, 2006

Trust St. Rudy of the Rubble to figure out how to turn a buck off the far-right-wing reversal of the government's role in environmental protection


Funny, here we just were, talking about that pompous scumbag Rudy Giuliani!

Let me say, first, that I don't think there's any real danger of Rudy becoming president. Although those of us who've watched him govern at same-city range know that there's no more thoroughly anti-democratic figure (and do I ever mean small-"d" democratic) in our public life, as far as I can tell he's still regarded as practically a socialist by the famous "base" of the new and improved ultra-right Republican Party, even with his bogus credentials as the World's Worst Authority on homeland security leveraged from his post-9/11 incarnation as St. Rudy of the Rubble.

Now, since there doesn't seem to be much of anything else for our Rudy to run for, since apart from the presidency, he seems to regard just about every office except maybe pope as a step down from his status as the World's Most Fatuous Blowhard, that means he probably isn't going to become much of anything else--except the inescapable supremely authoritarian, loudmouthed egomaniac he's always been.

So it's nice to know that he's good for the occasional chuckle. Perhaps his real future lies as the antihero of a really wicked satirical comic strip? Anyway, here without further comment is an item from Al Kamen's Washington Post "In the Loop" column:

From the EPA to Rudy's Firm

The door revolves. Jeff Holmstead, former assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for air and radiation, has joined the Washington office of Bracewell & Giuliani. Partner Rudy Giuliani praised his "familiarity with the compliance challenges facing the private sector." Holmstead was much criticized by enviros as point man for what they said were administration efforts to weaken air-quality regulations.


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