I can’t say I’ve ever been super fond of the guy.
There’s a brittle dissonance about him that manifests as creepitude.
He was that one true Trump believer during the roughest, most unsavory patches of the post-Election period, to the point of embarrassing. He was the cringey, buffoonish spokesman when the situation called for intelligent gravitas.
One could say Rudy was a weird-looking, socially estranged, self-conscious and pitiful figure during his Trumpian downfall but we can say the same of most Democrats.
Politics is a strange game for strange people.
And apparently, even scoundrels have a pecking order.
Rudy Giuliani, the former personal lawyer for former President Donald Trump, has been suspended from practicing law in New York state.
In a ruling released Thursday following disciplinary proceedings, a New York appellate court concluded that “there is uncontroverted evidence” that Giuliani “communicated demonstrably false and misleading statements to courts, lawmakers and the public at large in his capacity as lawyer for former President Donald J. Trump and the Trump campaign in connection with Trump’s failed effort at reelection in 2020.”
The ethics bar for NY lawyers is false and misleading statements, now? So I take it we’ll be be seeing a swarm of lawyer suspensions in that state given the court’s renewed vigor in policing legal ethics; in fact, New York might very well approach that idyllic state of lawyer-lessness.
Unfortunately no such flowery spectacle is underway in that Democratic stranglehold. It’s obvious Trumpian affiliation trumps ethics transgressions in the disciplinary realm. This is not about what Rudy told people, it’s about what he said and who he went out on a limb for. Rudy did nothing wrong. Unless speaking your mind and voicing unpopular views is wrong, which given the behavior of the Democratic Left in 2021, might not be far from the truth.