Giuliani Flies the Yankee Flag at Boston Hearing
Posted at 3:19 p.m. on July 10
Say this for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani: He bleeds Yankee blue. Giuliani sported a wristband with his beloved baseball team’s “NY” logo at Wednesday’s House Homeland Security Committee hearing on assessing terrorist threats in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings.
Giuliani showed his true colors at the hearing. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
In his remarks to the committee, the former mayor told members, “So, in order to confront this threat effectively, we must purge ourselves of the practice of political correctness when it interferes with out rational and intellectually honest analysis.” He went on to denounce political correctness at length in his testimony.
Giuliani certainly was practicing what he preached. After the April 15 explosions at the Boston race, people from all over, including other American League East towns, voiced their support for the beleaguered hub by putting up signs that read “We Are Boston” and “Boston Strong,” frequently accompanied with the Boston Red Sox capital “B.” At a hearing about the Boston tragedy, anyone would have felt the pressure to go along with such sentiment.
So hats off to the Yankee fan for not giving in to political correctness. He showed up adorned with the gear of every Boston baseball fan’s archnemesis. Some rivalries never let up.