Great American Thinker, Ed Lasky, proposes a brilliant career move forJohn Bolton and Rudy Giuliani. Lasky and I became fast friends at Abu Dana's speech before the Joint Session of Congress. I respect him enormously and I suspect he is on to something white-hot here. I mean, think about it. Who to better handle Ahmadinejad, Assad, Nasrallah, Chavez, Morales, Dead Castro, the UN, Chirac, Putin, PRC, San Fran Nan Pelosi?
Here is a collaboration this country sorely needs. Men not afraid to stand by their principles, not afraid to speak out, not afraid to do the right thing. That's what we need. The demagogues will only fool the American people for so long ...........
Going to work for Rudy Giuliani Ed Lasky American Thinker
After leading his city to recovery in the aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, Giuliani capitalized on his reputation as a renowned former federal prosecutor and one of New York's most effective mayors (recall Giuliani's introduction of the "broken windows" as an operating principle in New York City law enforcement; a program of zero tolerance for law-breaking that dramatically helped reduce crime in New York City). He started Giuliani Partners. This is a consulting firm focused on security. The firm attempts to help clients defend themselves from crime, security threats, and terror attacks.
This is, in our times, a growth market. While the firm has had some dealings that are problematical, Rudy himself has maintained a solid reputation and is reportedly considering a run for the Presidency. His own security credentials will be an important asset, should he run, and so would an alliance with John Bolton.
While Bolton may have been the recipient of some flak (something Rudy is familiar with), he has also received praise from non-Americans, sometimes sotto voce, for his ability to work with others on an international stage. The partnering with Bolton would be of immense help in Giuliani Partners international outreach and provide high-level access to decision-makers around the world. Bolton has experience running large departments; should Rudy decide to run for the roses in 2008, Bolton would be ideally placed to assume command at the firm.
In the immediate future, Bolton could help Giuliani Partners in the international realm. Bolton's record of accomplishments in the security field will enhance the reputation of Giuliani Partners and will generate clients. Since the firm is headquartered in New York City, Bolton would not even have to move from the city if he assumed a prominent role in the firm.
My guess is that if Rudy runs, he will leave his firm for a few months or a year, so Bolton could just jump right with him to the campaign. Should Giuliani run, Bolton could help educate and advise Rudy on current matters of international affairs and diplomacy.
>Bolton's patriotism, his skeptical attitude towards the United Nations and other international organizations, and his efforts on the security front, all play well with those Republicans on the redder edge of the political spectrum. This is a group that may otherwise have qualms about a Rudy Giuliani run for the White House (Rudy is divorced and has a somewhat tumultuous personal history and is pro-choice).
Bolton, because of his forthright attitude towards the United Nations' bias against Israel, also has a solid reputation among Israel supporter, both Jewish and among the evangelical right. Both are important groups that merit outreach during campaigns for national office.
While a business alliance with John Bolton may not provide political "cover" for Giuliani or cleanse him of the "blemishes" that give some pause, he could do far worse than partnering up with a man who is a hero among these Republicans.
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