NY Firefighters Blast Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani takes more heat, this time from the bipartisan New York firefighters union which blasts his "egregious" treatment of them after 9/11.

In a letter to its members Friday, the International Association of Fire Fighters, excoriated Giuliani for his November 2001 decision to cut back the number of firefighters searching the rubble of Ground Zero for the remains of some 300 fallen comrades.

The 280,000-member union accused him of carelessly expediting the cleanup process with a "scoop-and-dump" operation after the recovery of millions of dollars in gold, silver and other assets from the Bank of Nova Scotia that had been buried.

"Scoop and Dump" Rudy, it kind of has a ring to it, doesn't it?

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    Let's see... (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by desertswine on Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 05:15:25 PM EST
    Giuliani... no.  Gingrich...  no.

    The R's are going to be "forced" to draft Jeb to run. Forced I tell you.

    Thanks for ths one Jeralyn (none / 0) (#2)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 05:16:31 PM EST
    That Jim Sleeper piece really ticked me off.

    Sounds Good (none / 0) (#3)
    by squeaky on Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 05:16:38 PM EST
    "Scoop and Dump" Rudy

    A real quality of Life initiative, compared to his empty authoritarian gestures he boasted as NYC mayor.  

    Rudy gets hosed (none / 0) (#4)
    by David at Kmareka on Fri Mar 09, 2007 at 06:47:52 PM EST
    Hmm, criticism from fire fighters.  That's got to burn.

    Spread the word..... (none / 0) (#5)
    by kdog on Sat Mar 10, 2007 at 09:27:12 AM EST
    Rudy wanted to get at the gold and cash at the bottom of the rubble...he didn't care how many bodies were in between.

    "I see your true colors shining through...."

    Correction** (none / 0) (#6)
    by NyFireMan1 on Tue May 22, 2007 at 12:35:18 PM EST
    This is just to clarify something now, before we are criticized about it later..

    When I saw this headline, I was so taken in because I would never guess that FDNY Firefighters would ever say such things about Rudy. As I went onto the story however, I was able to see that this was Not the case.

    The article speaks about the IAFF, which said all that was said about Rudy Giuliani. There is just one issue when this page speaks about that as "NY Firefighters"....only because they are not.

    The IAFF is NOT the firefighter union used by the firefighters in NYC. They have their own called the Uniformed Firefighters Association of New York. These are TWO very DIFFERENT unions.  This just needs to be clear in how you present this article as these are not New York firefighters criticizing Rudy Giuliani, but rather outside firefighters.

    Article was very interesting though, however it is not the actual New York City union of firefighters. As a union, I don't think they have said anything. It will be VERY interesting to see how this whole thing turns out. So there is my point of information, lol.