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Dear E.H. Indy,

How surprising reading Andrew G. Benjamin's 8/9 essay on his superhero Giuliani. Incidentally, his credentials are: "Transition Team member of the Giuliani Subcommittee on Taxation, Finance and Budget of the Economic Development Committee," a non-biased viewpoint, to be sure. Similar no doubt to the response one would get asking Press Secretary Tony Snow to voice his opinion about Bush's great accomplishments during his tenure.

Giuliani would be a disastrous president. Save us from trading one Hair-shirt chest beating macho jerk for another. Haven't we had enough damage done to our country by that "bring them on" mentality?! Whether it's a Texas Cowboy or an Urban Cowboy we need someone with horse sense and not the horse's posterior.

Mr. Novak hit the nail right on the head in his 7/26 letter, as did the Independent's "Bush Deranged Brigade." We need a leadership based on brains, not bravado. We had that thinking power during the eight years of the previous administration; those golden years now seem so long ago. The "Stop and Think" approach to problems have been replaced by such childish accusations toward opposing opinions as "Cut and Run."

In an earlier letter, I believe 8/2, a woman also agreeing with Mr. Novak stated her particular outrage toward Giuliani was his wanting to implant his "Mistress" in Gracie Mansion. The act itself, I don't see as being particularly immoral if his wife didn't mind, but the arrogance describes the man. He is exactly what this country does not need.

One thing Mr. Benjamin was so proud to point out was the typo misspelling of past Mayor: Lindsay and not Lindsey. Now that's something.

NICK ZISSOU
August 15, 2006

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