Thursday, May 24, 2007

It Was All Dandy Until His Heavy-Handed Crackdown on Excessive Chatter

Giuliani takes in some little league:

Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani aimed to raise $250,000 tonight at a fundraiser -- but first he took in a Little League game played by 6- to 8-year-olds.

"Number 2! Let's go, Number 2!" the former New York mayor cheered as he watched the Raptors take a 1-0 lead over the Sand Gnats.Giuliani, wearing a white shirt, light blue tie and dark slacks, visited the game played by 7-year-old Drew Ehrlich, a right fielder who is the son of former Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. Ehrlich, who was defeated in his gubernatorial re-election bid last year, is now Giuliani's mid-Atlantic regional campaign chairman.
Given that it's Rudy, I have no doubt that he'll find a way to turn this into a scandal for himself. My guess: he accepts cut-price Raptors souvenirs or helps himself to some of the kids' free post-game pizza. I don't have any better lines than one offered by his campaign chairman:

"I guess he couldn't find quality baseball in New York," Ehrlich joked.