Rudy Hires New Image Firm

There's no doubt Rudy Giuliani could benefit from a new firm to boost his image. But, did he have to hire this one?

Last year, a commercial made by Thompson's firm for Tennessee's U.S. Senate race was criticized for what the NAACP and others said were racial overtones.

Run by the Republican National Committee against Democrat Harold Ford, who is black, the ad showed a white woman saying she had met Ford at a Playboy-sponsored party. As the ad ended, the woman, her shoulders bared, whispered into the camera, "Harold, call me."

The NAACP said the commercial played to prejudices about black men and white women, and Republican Bob Corker, who won the Senate seat, called the ad tacky. The RNC denied any racial subtext but asked TV stations to stop running the commercial.

I can't wait to see the firm's New Rudy.

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    It makes Paul Krugman (none / 0) (#1)
    by andgarden on Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 12:35:46 AM EST
    Yeah someone wrote a diary on it at Kos (none / 0) (#4)
    by Molly Bloom on Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 08:46:00 AM EST
    I added my name to the recommended list.


    heh (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by andgarden on Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 08:54:59 AM EST

    Rudy. You know Scott Howell & Co. (none / 0) (#2)
    by Edger on Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 05:33:15 AM EST
    is going to sucker you Rudy. And charge you an arm and a leg for this.

    Now I know it won't be your arm and leg Rudy, and that as usual you'll sucker some peasants into paying for you with their arms and legs, but look, Rudy. No one has to get hurt here, Rudy.

    Dump Heath Thompson, Rudy. I'll do the job for you for a tenth the price.

    In fact, I've already done the work, Rudy. Just wire me ten grand and we'll call it even. Such a deal. Here you go, Rudy:

    The old Rudy (barf, yeccch!), and...

    (insert drum roll) The new Rudy!! (Wow! Heart be still!).

    "Rudy... call me."

    how to fairly attack a black pol w playboy image (none / 0) (#3)
    by bluesmoke on Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 07:59:02 AM EST
    it probably cannot be done

    of course it is probably impossible to attack any pol with a playboy image and retain your credibility

    He still... (none / 0) (#6)
    by TomStewart on Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 11:39:03 AM EST
    Has that 'new car' smell.

    Sniff! Ah! Now that's presidential!

    Like he's made of plastic, you mean? (none / 0) (#7)
    by Edger on Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 12:25:11 PM EST
    He's not really human?

    Sure he's human... (none / 0) (#8)
    by TomStewart on Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 07:14:52 PM EST
    Haven't you heard him say '9/11' a few hundred times? He's the president of it ya know.

    I read somewhere this morning, (none / 0) (#9)
    by Edger on Fri Aug 24, 2007 at 07:21:38 PM EST
    I forget where, but it was on a right wing site, the opinion that if Giuliani ever becomes president every day will be 9/11.

    And it was said happily, as something to be desired.


    Everyday will be 9/11? (none / 0) (#10)
    by TomStewart on Sun Aug 26, 2007 at 12:40:37 AM EST
    Wow, it'll be like Christmas for the wingers!

    We'll take Canada!