Saturday, March 24, 2007
"Judy, Judy, Judy..." So you’ve been married three times, not two as you’ve previously reported. Judy Giuliani’s new revelation puts her in fine company: an astounding nine marriages between her, hubby Rudy and his 2008 presidential challenger Newt Gingrich. Maybe I’m missing something here, but this is the sacred institution that their party is trying to keep homosexuals from destroying? It’s this embarrassing hypocrisy that could have a very interesting impact on the next election.
Rudy Giuliani wants to be president. He wants it so bad he practically drools like a Pavlovian pup every time he talks about it. But is the country ready for him? More important, are conservatives ready for a thrice married, cross-dressing, pro-abortion candidate who shacked up with his gay pal after he cheated on his wife and left her for Judy, Judy, Judy? And the fact that his kids won’t talk with him because of it doesn’t help his image any.
While Rudy continues to maintain his front-runner status among Republicans, there is growing concern in GOP circles that his personal life is going to impede his political aspirations; that his campaign could implode as more juicy tidbits surface about his dysfunctional past (and present, if you count his penchant for Bob Mackey-type gowns and poorly applied make-up). His marital track record, his philandering, his estrangement from his kids and his strange dressing habits do not jive with the base and what it stands for. And his positions on the war don’t jive with the rest of the country. The only card he plays well, unjustifiably, is the terror card.
Let’s go back in time a bit. On September 10, 2001 Rudy Giuliani was a highly unpopular mayor of New York City with an abysmal 40% approval rating. He was viewed as an arrogant, stubborn bully insensitive to the plight of minorities and the poor, and with a weak record on everything except fighting crime. And somehow, by the sheer virtue that he was in office the following day, he has infuriatingly claimed the mantle of hero; the tough guy who can kick terror’s ass. And what did he actually do that day to merit such reverential status? He simply had the misfortune, like thousands of others, to be at the World Trade site that morning, only unlike thousands, he was lucky to run from the carnage and spare his own life...for all to see on the 6 o’clock news. It made for great political theatre, and it allowed a pretty crappy mayor to instantly gain the national currency necessary to further his dream of one day becoming a pretty crappy U.S. president.
Since September 11, 2001 The Honorable Drag Queen has exploited the worst tragedy in U.S. history at every turn, criss-crossing the country giving speech after self-aggrandizing speech about his larger-than-life status as a 911 hero. But as he seeks the most important job in the world, and as we approach the 2008 presidential election, no one should ever forget Randy Rudy’s attempt to circumvent America’s democratic principles for his own political gain. Let’s all remember how this narcissistic, shameless opportunist attempted to have New York’s November ‘01 mayoral election postponed so that the self-anointed great one could indefinitely stay in office and save the city as it dug itself out from its ghastly horror. This blatant disregard for our Democratic process, not the Rudy & Judy marital mess, is just one of the many reasons for keeping him out of the White House.
On another subject......we could use your help at The Adrienne Shelly Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated in my wife's honor to help carry out her spirit and passion, with the goal of assisting women filmmakers. As you may know, Adrienne was brutally killed in NYC on November 1, 2006. Through the Foundation, her commitment to filmmkaing lives on. We've finalized a scholarship with NYU's Tisch School of the Arts/Kanbar Institute of Film; and grants with Columbia University, American Film Institute, NY Women in Film and Television, and the Independent Feature Project. Other initiatives will follow. Please visit our website to learn more about our mission and to make a donation. Every little contribution helps preserve Adrienne's legacy, and to help create something positive out of this horrible tragedy. Thank you.
Adrienne's film "Waitress" will hit theatres May 2nd. Early reviews have been terrific. A link to the trailer is below. Enjoy.