Rudy Giuliani on Environment
Former Mayor of New York City; Republican Candidate for 2000 Senate (NY)
But the mayor remained a factor. He had tamed crime and welfare payments. Even Times Square shed its filth after decades of futile reclamation projects. Its comeback spanning 3 mayoral administrations and 2 decades was hardly Giuliani's doing, but he was in charge when it arrived and got considerable credit. The "ungovernable" city was turning downright genteel--a stunning transformation from the decaying late 1970s and 1980s.
Environmentalists went haywire. The local No Spray Coalition sued to block fumigation. New York's Green party callously declared: "These diseases only kill the old and people whose health is already poor."
Giuliani firmly told Newsday that spraying was "perfectly safe." He added: "There are some people who are engaged in the business of wanting to frighten people out of their minds." In 2000, he told CNN: "The reality is that danger to human life is more important than birds, fish, and insects."
“On this anniversary, Americans come together to remember all those who lost their lives, suffered or were affected by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. We must now use the lessons learned to ensure we are better prepared in the future. By building on the courage and skills of all our citizens, America will become a stronger, more resilient nation.”
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Cory Booker (D,Newark,NJ)
Julian Castro (D,San Antonio,TX)
Rahm Emanuel (D,Chicago)
Phil Gordon (D,Phoenix)
Tom Menino (D,Boston)
Michael Nutter (D,Philadelphia)
Annise Parker (D,Houston)
Mike Rawlings (D,Dallas)
Jerry Sanders (R,San Diego)
Antonio Villaraigosa (D,Los Angeles)
Rocky Anderson (I,Salt Lake City)
Tom Barrett (D,Milwaukee,WI)
Jerry Brown (D,Oakland,CA)
Rudy Giuliani (R,New York City)
Dennis Kucinch (D,Cleveland,OH)
Sarah Palin (R,Wasilla,AK)