Or as they call it in the UK, Race of a Lifetime

I picked up Game Change last night, and I'm about 2/3 of the way through it now.

Humility wasn't Judith [Giuliani]'s strong suit. Nor was leaving Rudy to his business. She called him constantly when he was traveling without her, no matter where he was or what he was doing. On several occasions the calls arrived when Giuliani was meeting with donors or making speeches. He invariably picked up the phone. "Hello, dear," he said when she interrupted him while he was on stage addressing the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association. "I'm talking to the members of the NRA right now. Would you like to say hello?"

His staff concluded that Giuliani had no choice but to answer Judith's calls, because ignoring her risked dire consequences -- more dire than wrecking some speech. To the NRA members, Rudy apologized, but added, "It's alot better that way."

Interesting if this is really true, and I tend to believe that the book was reported pretty well. This was one of those moments that people looked at Rudy differently. Interrupting a speech to take a call from your wife? It would be a disaster for pretty much everyone not named Rudy, but for him it was a huge plus. Interesting to see that it wasn't actually a planned moment.

Perry endorsing Giuliani is still one of the more baffling things about that race to me. Well, that and how badly McCain ran his campaign from start to finish.

Posted by Evan @ 03/15/10 03:39 PM


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