Rudy G. Has New Special Slimy Friend!
The Giuliani campaign has enlisted another questionable "asset" to the team, continuing what it started with Norman Podhoretz, Bernard Kerik and, well, Rudy Giuliani. Last week, Giuliani stopped in Philadelphia with the most innovative Philadelphia campaign idea ever: Eating a cheesesteak. He went to Geno's Steaks, one of South Philly's iconic grease factories and where owner Joey Vento has posted a sign for customers saying "This is America -- When Ordering, Speak English." Vento is an ardent Giuliani supporter and speaks much like that sign reads. An article from the New Republic today (via Attytood) quotes Vento's self-defense for his uncouth comments as "I say what everybody's thinking but is afraid to say." After the jump, check out some examples of what everybody's thinking.
Obviously everybody's thinking this:
He told a reporter that Mexicans carry disease into the U.S. because they "play and drink out of the same water."
Hey! I was thinking about getting that t-shirt just the other day:
Vento's most prominent political statement came in outfitting Geno's staffers in t-shirts calling for Mumia Abu-Jamaal's execution.
Well con sarn it all! Me and my friends were all thinking about getting this very tattoo:
They might, for instance, have simply checked out his arm, which has a tattoo of the confederate flag. Vento says it's an homage to the old cartoon character Johnny Yuma, the rebel. He must have liked that show a lot, because he also had the flag on several of the Harley-Davidsons he keeps across the street from his restaurant.
At least we know what Rudy Giuliani is thinking (but wasn't afraid to say): "Whenever I'm at Geno's, I order in English."
Rudy's "rebel yell" in South Philly [Attytood]