V. Signorile's 12/05/06 letter repudiating Mr. Zizelis' earlier letter deflating the "Hero" balloon inflated around a Mayor of the City of New York for performing his assigned duties shows just how hungry some are for a current hero figure. We certainly have been deprived of any semblance of one during the administration of the last half dozen plus years.
As for Signorile's supposedly insightful quote, "There are idiots and then there are idiots," WOW! Now that'll get you thinking. I suppose in the writer's mind it has some profound meaning but to the reader it sounds like nothing more than self-analysis.
Mr. Zizelis' letter hit the nail right on the bravado head of Giuliani. Giuliani has been made a hero by association. What other than photo ops did he do? Rhetorical question. Nothing! The only other that gets undue credit based on that horrific 9/11 event is our Executive Megaphone Maestro, who then proceeded to waste the world's good will and backing, "Today, We Are All Americans" by diverting our country into the Iraq fiasco and satisfying an earlier lament that only wartime presidents have historic legacies.
As far as Signorile's reference to "duncehead Roy Nagin, Democrat New Orleans" in August of '05, 80% of New Orleans plus neighboring parishes were flooded by Hurricane Katrina; all this, while Bush remained on yet another of his ongoing vacations. Mr. Nagin, since he could not bail the water out of his city with his Mayoral bucket cried out for Federal help but his pleas fell on deaf ears. Indeed the only FEMA help came in the form of "Brownie, you're doing a heck of a job" from our Executive cheerleader.
New Orleans to this day remains a disaster. The last thing this country needs is one more chest-beating self-proclaimed "Hero." We made an irremediable mistake with Bush; let's not repeat it with Giuliani.