Thursday, October 25, 2007

Elliot Ness for President?

So, did you hear how GOP presidential contender Rudy Giuliani was the target of a planned mob hit in the 1980's? Here's the NY Post story:

The bosses of New York's five Mafia families in the mid-1980s came a hair-trigger away from sanctioning a hit on then-federal prosecutor Rudy Giuliani, according to bombshell FBI records made public yesterday.

The mob bosses decided by a 3-to-2 margin not to try to whack the future mayor and presidential candidate. But before cooler heads prevailed, at least two of the dons argued fervently that the mob-busting U.S. attorney should sleep with the fishes.

Giuliani responded (via Fox):

"You get used to living with it and you make a choice and you say to yourself, it’s worth doing what you’re doing and it’s always a remote possibility,"

This can only help America's Mayor with those still undecided whether he would make a good President or not. Forget about the scandals, folks, and look at the record. Today we need heroes, and this is proof that there's more to Giuliani than just 9/11, though that was certainly an eye opener on his tough and decisive leadership qualities.

Here is a contemporary article from Time on Rudy versus the Mafia.