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Rudy Giuliani's pre-9/11 actions, specifically his no-bid contract involving radios for the fire department, need to be investigated.  You can help by signing this petition and calling attention to what should be a huge issue for Rudy -- his pre-9/11 cronyism and security failures.

As the firefighters know, in 1994 after the first World Trade Center bombing, the department knew its radios were defective, and yet it took seven years to replace.. with defective radios yet again, courtesy of Motorola's no-bid contract!  

Digby just posted on this, and I wanted to bring the issue and the petition to the Kos Communities' attention ASAP.

This kind of cronyism is unacceptable, and contributed to deaths of firefighters on 9/11.  Despite this kind of failure, Rudy claims he's going to "keep his safe".  WRONG.  As we know from Bush and Cheney's crony contracting, this kind of insider dealing actually hurts America.

Please sign this petition to investigate Giuliani, and watch Robert Greenwald's new video on the subject of Giulani's no-bid contract that hurt the NY Fire Department.

h/t to Digby

Update: Ooops, just noticed that KagroX diared this earlier today.  

Originally posted to mgris on Mon Oct 15, 2007 at 05:07 PM PDT.


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  •  Sign a petition to do what? (0+ / 0-)
    •  Well, as it states above (1+ / 0-)
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      I guess it's to

      Please sign this petition to investigate Giuliani

      I got this email, which explains the petition a bit:

      Dear activists, colleagues and friends,
      We have been deep in research, interviews and editing (23 versions!) about Rudy's failure to fix the radios the firemen used to communicate on 9/11. It is as deeply troubling a story as we have seen. Rudy is running for office on how he handled 9/11 and here we have proof positive that firemen were killed because his administration did not fix the long-standing (since 1993!) problems with the radios.

      Watch the video:

      This BNF investigative report calls attention to four key questions about Rudy's handling of the broken radios from firemen's families and experts:

      Why was nothing done to improve FDNY radio performance for seven years after a clear need was demonstrated in the 1993 World Trade Center attack?
      When new radios were finally ordered, why did the city block other companies besides Motorola from bidding on the contract?
      Once Motorola was given the contract, why did its cost jump from $1.4 million to $14 million?
      Why were these new radios never tested?
      These questions should and must be investigated. New York City councilman Eric Gioia has the power to begin an investigation. If we can garner enough attention and signers, we have a major opportunity to help launch an investigation.

      Congressional Dems say that history will call the Bush regime a "miserable failure." What will history say about those who sat back and let it happen? IMPEACH!

      by Lisa Lockwood on Mon Oct 15, 2007 at 05:24:43 PM PDT

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  •  Christopher Hitchens endorsed Rudy this weekend (0+ / 0-)

    at the Freedom From Religion Foundation national convention where Hitchens was awarded the Emperor Has No Clothes award for exposing the hypocrisy that is organized religion.

    Whilte CH is dead on balls accurate about the
    immorality of religion he is way out of his league in assessing presidential candidates.          

    John Edwards: "Join the campaign to change America." Hillary: Join the campaign to change insiders.

    by formernadervoter on Mon Oct 15, 2007 at 05:53:00 PM PDT

  •  Rudy Giuliani (0+ / 0-)

    Rudy Giuliani is a disgrace and a phony. No person in their right mind will vote for him as the American people are starting to learn what an idiot Giuliani is.  
    "Grand Illusion:
    The Untold Story of Rudy Giuliani"  

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