Rudy Giuliani fashions himself as the No. 1 fan of the New York Yankees. He has been dethroned and banned in the Bronx.
As New York Mayor, Rudy was a fixture in Yankee Stadium, resplendent in full Bronx Bomber regalia. That finery included hat, jacket and earmuffs for when the Yankees used to play in the World Series. [For the record: Rudy was spotted once or twice in Shea Stadium, home of the beloved Mets, but he slithered out after a couple of innings.]
Rudy is now running for the Republican nomination for President. A top contender is Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts.
Treacherous Giuliani may hope to score a couple of primary voters in New Hampshire by trampling on Yankees tradition, and cheering the BoSox. It ain’t going to happen. Granite Staters can spot a phony a mile away.
Rudy used to poke fun at Hillary Clinton when that former Chicago Cubs fan cheered for the Yanks upon becoming an Empire State Senator. It’s now payback time. You can bet Hillary’s chief strategic guru Mark Penn is going to make hay over Rudy’s decision to go for the Sox.
Rudy’s World Series choice may have something to do with Sox opponent, Colorado Rockies, a team with a strong evangelical streak. Giuliani should have bitten the bullet and gone for the Rockies. (Is Colorado Congressman Tancredo still in the GOP race?)
Born-again voters are a tad skeptical about the thrice-married, abortion-supporting Manhattan dweller. Rudy should be sizing Rockies caps. It couldn't hurt.