File this under “giving credit where credit is due.” I’m not a big fan of Giuliani because of his foreign policy hawkishness and his social liberalism. I was especially ticked at him when he grandstanded in the debate against Ron Paul on the issue of blowback. (Which actually ended up backfiring on him significantly.) But you can’t deny that the guy has a pair of nads. Twice recently he has defied the mob on Michael Brown.
First, he went after the “black lives don’t matter” mantra by pointing out the very high black on black crime rates, which the PC peddlers don’t riot about. Importantly, once he said it, he stood his ground. The worse thing you can do when combating the forces of PC is give ground. Of course the liberals went bonkers, but I saw at least two stories from liberal or mainstream (same thing) sources saying that … well … ummm … Giuliani was right.
Now he makes a point publicly that I have been making all along. The case against Officer Wilson should have never even gone to the grand jury. He should have been clear before it, because there clearly was no case. Fort the record, once again, yours truly is a “thought leader.” That sound you hear is me patting myself on the back. 😉
…former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that prosecutors shouldn’t have tried to indict him in front of a grand jury in the first place. Doing so, according to Giuliani, was political theater.
“I don’t see how this case normally would even have been brought to a grand jury,” said Giuliani, a former prosecutor, on Fox News Sunday. “This is the kind of case—had it not had the racial overtones and the national publicity—where a prosecutor would have come to the conclusion that there is not enough evidence to present to the grand jury.”
On a related “giving credit where credit is due” note, I don’t have much use for Rep. Peter King (R-NY) because he is an uber-hawk, but he stirred the Michael Brown pot recently as well, by suggesting that Obama should invite Officer Darren Wilson to the White House.
Rumor has it that Giuliani is considering another Presidential run in 2016. I won’t support him for obvious reasons, but I’ll admit I’m inclined to be less hard on him.