Friday, July 13, 2007

Firefighters Union Attempts to Bury Giuliani

This story is the cover of this month's IAFF magazine (which all firefighters across the country receive). I was just reading about this new DVD in my brother's copy yesterday. They are pulling out all the stops to keep this guy from the Oval Office.

"The International Association of Firefighters has gone on the offensive against "America's Mayor" Rudy Giuliani, releasing a 13-minute video that viciously rips into the former New York mayor, who has been using his leadership demonstrated on September 11th to urge people around the country to support him in his quest to become President of the United States.

The video, released early Wednesday evening, is titled "Rudy Giuliani: Urban Legend," and offers testimonials from various members of the organization and family members of firefighters lost in the terror attacks.

“We have the remains of dead heroes at the garbage dump because of Giuliani and his administration and they’re still there today and they won’t remove them,” claims FDNY Deputy Chief Jim Riches on the DVD, which was released to CBS 2 HD before its public debut.

Giuliani's campaign denounced the video, saying that the former mayor had a long history of supporting firefighters' health and safety and that the international union releasing the video only supports Democratic presidential candidates." (Read the Entire Article)

Guiliani's campaign is claiming that the IAFF has always endorsed Dems and that is the motivation behind this DVD. Looking at the list of endorsements --he just might be right. They were the first union to endorse John Kerry (that's pretty telling).

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