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Giuliani: Back-stabbing Ingrate.

Then:
For the past two months Rudolph Giuliani has been coming home at night to one of the happiest marriages in New York.

That's how long the mayor, in flight from his own marital wreckage at Gracie Mansion, has been a frequent sleepover guest at the home of Howard Koeppel and his partner, Mark Hsiao. Mr. Koeppel, who is 64, is a Queens car dealer who has been both a close friend and prodigious fund-raiser of Mr. Giuliani's since 1989. The 41-year-old Mr. Hsiao is a Juilliard-trained pianist who works at the city's Department of Cultural Affairs. They've been together almost 10 years -- are registered with the city as domestic partners -- and in happier times for the Giuliani marriage, double-dated with the mayor and Donna Hanover on New Year's Eve. Now they are doting hosts to Mr. Giuliani as he juggles his raucous divorce, his recovery from prostate cancer treatments, his waning months in office, his romance with Judith Nathan, his post-public-life future and, last but hardly least, his search for an affordable Manhattan apartment rental of his own.


The mayor's progressive record on gay civil rights notwithstanding, he has not endorsed same-sex marriage. But, says Mr. Koeppel, ''He did tell us that if they ever legalized gay marriages, we would be the first one he would do.'' Mr. Koeppel and Mr. Hsiao are in favor of the right to marry -- which, among other things, would give gay couples the same protections as heterosexual couples in legal and fiscal matters ranging from immigration and adoption rights to veterans' and Social Security benefits.

Now:
Tony Perkins, head of the Family Research Council, told The Hill Saturday that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) would support a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage.

Perkins said Giuliani told him in a private meeting that if the Defense of Marriage Act appeared to be failing or if multiple states began to legalize same-sex marriages, then he would support the constitutional amendment.

Rudy, if this is true you really are a . . . wait, can I use the "S" word here? I can? Good. Then, Rudy, if this is true, you really a sorry, amoral, disloyal, back-stabbing, soul-selling, piece of shit.

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  1. Blogger Transplanted Lawyer Says:

    I'm disappointed -- not just because it shows Rudy pandering to a group of voters who will never embrace him anyway, at the expense of the kinds of voters who liked what he had to offer -- but also because it suggests that Rudy, who previously understood the idea of federalism (let the states decide for themselves what to do about this issue) is willing to sell that out, too. Not being a sellout was, despite his many flaws, part of Rudy's core appeal as a candidate. So hopefully, Perkins is wrong. But I fear he is truthfully reporting what he was told.

  2. Blogger amba Says:

    Rudy said the same thing publicly on Fox News after the debate last night. So there's no doubt about it.

  3. Blogger Michael Reynolds Says:

    You know, this kind of thing is marginally more tolerable when its a candidate from hicksville who's never seen a gay person up close. But Rudy was living with these guys, being rescued by these guys.

  4. Blogger Randal Rogers (I. Ronin) Says:

    I keep coming back here to say something but all I can come up with is "This is really sad."

  5. Blogger Transplanted Lawyer Says:

    Argh! Why couldn't he have sold out on guns?

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