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giuliani uses 9/11 to explain phone call

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I don’t really get shocked these days. I’m cynical enough that when a politician does something reprehensible, I just arch an eyebrow and blog snarkily. It’s rare that something gets to me.

But this actually had my jaw on my shoes.

Remember when Rudy took a phone call during a speech in front of the NRA last week?

He says he did it because of 9/11.

“And quite honestly, since Sept. 11, most of the time when we get on a plane, we talk to each other and just reaffirm the fact that we love each other,” he said.

“Sometimes if I’m in the middle of a very, very sensitive meeting, I don’t take the call right then; I wait. But I thought it would be kind of nice if I took it at that point, and I’d done that before in engagements, and I didn’t realize it would create any kind of controversy,” he said.

Pardon my French, but fuck this guy. Really. Fuck him.

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I’m Justin Jacoby Smith. Some people call me “hoosteen.” I live just outside Washington, DC. I like punk rock & country songs. I’m a data monkey. I Occupy DC, because a better world is possible. I’m a cohost & contributor for Voices of the 99%. I’ve served on the editorial board of the DC Mic Check. I briefly developed digital strategy for The Parley. I write poems. Sometimes I get published. Dig it.

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