Saturday, December 1, 2007

I really like "Fornigate"

...but alas, that is not the 'official' name of the Giuliani scandal. Instead, the Orange Overlord has declared that henceforth it shall be known as Sex on the City.

Your evil will be done.

But man, the more people look at this, the more misappropriations they find.
The Shag Fund not only paid for the 11 tryst visits to Hamptons.

-- It paid for hotel and other expenses for mayoral aides -- in addition to the security detail -- who also went with the mayor to the Hamptons on the tryst weekends.

-- Nathan's NYPD-chauffeured trips (without Rudy) to visit her parents in Pennsylvania, 130 miles outside the city.

-- NYPD detectives and city-owned undercover Dodge to drive Nathan around the city.

-- NYPD detectives and city-owned undercover Dodge to drive Nathan's friends and family around the city even when she wasn't in the car.

-- NYPD security detail for Nathan, personally approved by Bernard Kerik.

-- NYPD cops to walk Nathan's dog.

I'm sure that dog-walking and chauffeuring count as protecting and serving, right?

Oh, and speaking of the police. One of Giuliani's rapid-fire excuses for the bills was that he was simply trying to expedite payment of American Express bills. But the current police commissioner says he doesn't know what Giuliani's talking about:
New questions were raised today about Rudy Giuliani's explanation for submitting police security expenses to obscure city agencies while he was mayor of New York and carried on a secret affair with his mistress, who also was given use of a police driver and city car.

Giuliani said Thursday the unusual billing practice was not intended to hide anything but instead to speed payment of American Express credit card bills.

But the current New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said today he knew of no problems with the delay of payments before Giuliani was mayor, when Kelly served under Mayor David Dinkins, or since.

"I don't recall anybody, any statements about delay," Kelly told reporters.

Those pesky facts, always getting in the way of a good alibi.

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