Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Rudy, The Boston Red Sox Fan

"I'm rooting for the Red Sox." - Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

What is this man thinking.

For every reason there is to support him with no hesitation, such as his masterful speech to "values voters" last weekend, he gives you a reason to oppose him with great hesitation. It's the story of his presidential candidacy, and his career.

The Mayor has to do well in the New Hampshire primary to remain competitive, especially if he falters in the Iowa Caucus. Pandering to Boston Red Sox fans in New Hampshire is an easy and lazy way to campaign.

He's a lifelong Yankees fan, or so we thought. How can he possibly claim he wants the Red Sox to win the World Series given the history, given the hatred on both sides of the rivalry?

It's a seminal moment in political phoniness for campaign 2008.

Boston Red Sox fans should never get any respect from a New Yorker.

They still blame Bill Buckner for losing the 1986 World Series even though Mookie Wilson would have beaten him to first base in Game Six. In that game, Roger Clemens quit because he claimed he had a blister on his pitching hand. Calvin Schiraldi and Bob Stanley collapsed in relief. Yet, it's Blame Buckner, a borderline Hall of Famer, who was so disgusted by Sox nuts harassing his family that he was forced to move to Montana.

Boston Red Sox "fans" are clueless, and don't understand baseball history. These are the unbalanced people Rudy is trying to appeal to in a misguided quest for votes.