Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Rudy was a Yankee, not a Rescue Worker after 9/11

Remember when Guiliani said this:
I was at ground zero as often, if not more, than most of the workers. ... I was there working with them. I was exposed to exactly the same things they were exposed to. So in that sense, I'm one of them.

I think we all knew it was a BS claim, and here's the easy-to-understand truth:
What was he doing instead? Giuliani's beloved New York Yankees made it to the World Series in 2001. We decided to compare the time he spent on baseball to the time he spent at the ruins of the World Trade Center.

The results were, considering the mayor's long-standing devotion to the Bronx Bombers, unsurprising. By our count, Giuliani spent about 58 hours at Yankees games or flying to them in the 40 days between Sept. 25 and Nov. 4, roughly twice as long as he spent at ground zero in the 90 days between Sept. 17 and Dec. 16. By his own standard, Giuliani was one of the Yankees more than he was one of the rescue workers.

Just in case the numbers don't make sense, maybe Faux News has a few people confused, here's a handy-dandy little chart:

So, rather than the Hero of 9/11 that he'd have you believe, he's the #1 Fan of the Yankees.

Just think, if he becomes president, he can spend far less time flying to get to all those games since he'll be on Air Force 1!