We New Yorkers have a serious love-hate relationship with our former Mayor Rudy Giuliani. There’s of course 9-11. And on the flip-side, there’s 9-11 and his insistence on reminding us all about 9-11 and what he had done on 9-11 and after 9-11 and to 9-11.
But this is damned unforgivable.
Even though many New Yorkers are still mourning the Yankees’ defeat by the Cleveland Indians two weeks ago during the playoffs, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani today declared his allegiance to Boston Red Sox, and said he’d root for them in the World Series against the Colorado Rockies.
“I’m rooting for the Red Sox,” the Republican presidential contender said in response to a question, sparking applause at the Boston restaurant where he was picking up a local endorsement.
We understand the importance of pandering to an audience on the campaign trail. In Indiana, you should say how much you love Larry Bird and John Mellencamp. While in California, you’re a huge Magic Johnson fan and always admired Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg. In Iowa, all you have to do is kiss babies with a gun in your hand. We’re OK with that, I think.
But rooting for the Red Sox when you claim to be the biggest Yankee fan? Just because you want to please some people in Boston? Somehow, I sincerely doubt Giuliani was jumping up and down in his seat during the 2004 World Series.
You sir, have simply crossed the line.