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Giuliani: "I Was At Ground Zero As Often, If Not More, Than Most Of The Workers"

By Oliver VanDervoort     Aug 10, 2007 in Politics
Republican candidate Rudy Giuliani drew outrage and indignation from Sept. 11 first-responders yesterday by saying he spent as much time - or more - exposed to the site's dangers as workers who dug through the debris for the missing and dead.
Guiliani made the comments when talking to a group of reporters at a Cincinatti Reds baseball game.
"This is not a mayor or a governor or a President who's sitting in an ivory tower," Giuliani said. "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."
At least one rescue worker who was at ground zero thinks that's a load of bull, telling the NY Daily news ""I personally find that very, very insulting. Standing there doing a photo-op and telling the men, 'You're doing a good job,' I don't consider that to be working,"
Bethea has suffered a stroke, and says he has PTSD, and breathing problems, all which he attributes to the cleanup and rescue efforts at Ground Zero.
Combined with Mitt Romney's comments that his 5 sons are serving their country by helping him run for President, and Sam Brownback's comments that his biggest mistake he's made is not telling his family he loves them enough, it's becoming more and more clear that there are at least some republican presidential nominees that are so out of touch with reality, they should be committed to a managed care facility instead of attempting to man the Oval Office.
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