March 23, 2007, - 6:04 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Today’s Wall Street Journal has an interesting article, “Giuliani’s Private-Sector Burden,” which claims that Rudy’s past clients could come back to haunt him.
The only such “business interest” which is troubling is Citgo Petroleum Corp., which is among the clients of Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP, a firm he joined two years ago. The relationship with Citgo predated Giuliani’s arrival at the firm, and he never dealt with the oil company. Giuliani’s campaign released a statement to the Journal saying:
Mayor Giuliani believes Hugo Chavez is not a friend of the United States.
This doesn’t worry me. I think Giuliani knows the right side of foreign policy, which he’s proven time and again, versus both Yasser Arafat and Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal.
I’m just worried Rudy’s opponents will use this against him. And they will. Just you wait.
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