While out shopping for a new office chair (speaking of, if you have $900 to spend on a chair, the ones at Design Within Reach feel like you're sitting on a pile of newborn kittens), I happened across a commotion at Wild About Harry's on Knox Street. After some sleuthing, I found out former NYC mayor-turned-current GOP presidential wannabe Rudy Giuliani would be making an appearance at 2:30 p.m., so I got my camera out of my car and waited for the man who this month's Harper's calls "a fate worse than Bush."
Giuliani, dressed to the 9/11s on this warm Texas day, made his way through Harry's shaking babies -- I mean hands -- and posing for about a zillion photos. He chatted with Harry himself, ate a New York-style hot dog and finished it all off with a cup of custard, which he then gave to one of his Secret Service guys. I asked the Secret Service guy if he was going to eat it, and he shook his head, explaining that he was fat enough already. I've never run for president or anything, but I sure wouldn't like it if my muscle was all fat.
After all this eating and greeting, Giuliani stepped outside to a makeshift podium and proceeded to accuse the Democrat-controlled Congress of playing political games with subpoenas. Oddly -- in my mind, anyway -- his bit on doing away with capital gains taxes got a large round of applause, as if everyone there is losing a boatload on capital gains taxes. Though, come to think of it, we were just down the street from Highland Park, so maybe they are. --Brian Harkin, special contributor
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