If you haven’t seen this yet, it will almost make you feel sorry for Arianna Huffington. She tries to ignore the discussion about Marco Rubio to mindlessly attack Giuliani like some little yip yip dog — for no reason other than I guess it’s her nature as a mindless liberal — and then gets raked over the coals for it:
She really seems like some bad SNL character who doesn’t quite understand English or what anyone else is saying; I’m not sure how anyone else takes her seriously.
Anyway, is there a better example of an effective politician than Rudy Giuliani? Pretty much it’s always debatable how much a politician has to do with anything (most of a politician’s success is linked to the economy, and it’s always unclear how much politicians can influence that), but it’s pretty clear New York City was horrible when Giuliani came into office and he cleaned it up tremendously and it stays that way today. With the huge disparity between pre-Giuliani NYC and post-Giuliani NYC on things like crime and debt, it’s pretty much an objective fact he was a great mayor of NYC. Of course, how else could Republicans keep winning in a city that’s six to one Democrats?