Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Froggy on Rudy:


When judging presidential candidates, I find malfeasance with respect to equipment supplied to firefighters more disturbing than a penchant for spending your own money on expensive haircuts. But that's just me and my value system.

Indeed, my friend. And the Digby article he cites explains why:


Giuliani came into office in 1994, shortly after the first WTC attack. He knew then that the radios didn't work properly and yet it took him seven years to deal with the problem. And when he finally got around to it, he gave Motorola a sweetheart, no-bid contract for radios that were never tested in advance. When the NYFD got them, they didn't work and they had to be reissued the same radios that had proved inadequate in 1993.


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