File Under: Doesn't Bode Well


It's clearly laid out in 140 pages of printed text, handwriting and spreadsheets: The top-secret plan for Rudy Giuliani's bid for the White House.

The remarkably detailed dossier sets out the budgets, schedules and fund-raising plans that will underpin the former New York mayor's presidential campaign — as well as his aides' worries that personal and political baggage could scuttle his run.
Graphically depicted by photographs of Rudy in drag.

The loss of the battle plan is a remarkable breach in the high-stakes game of presidential politics and a potentially disastrous blunder for Giuliani in the early stages of his campaign.
Ouch. Heh heh. I wish—but the calamity of this bungle is likely a wee bit overstated, no matter how much Rudy's opponents, or haters, would love to see it bring a swift and inglorious end to his campaign before it really began. Nonetheless, this shit sounds hilarious.

One page cites the explicit concern that he might "drop out of [the] race" as a consequence of his potentially "insurmountable" personal and political vulnerabilities.

On the same page is a list of the candidate's central problems in bullet-point form: his private sector business; disgraced former aide Bernard Kerik; his third wife, Judith Nathan Giuliani; "social issues," on which is he is more liberal than most Republicans, and his former wife Donna Hanover.
I love how it's not "Rudy treating wives like shit, being adulterous fiend" that's the problem, but the wives themselves.

"All will come out — in worst light," the memo continues. "$100 million against us on this stuff."
I almost can't think of a better way to spend $100 million of Republicans' money. Almost.

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