Years ago, loudmouth New Yorker Rudy Giuliani was a Democrat; then he became an Independent; then he became a Republican immediately after Reagan was elected president in 1980.
Rudy ran for president as a Republican in 1988, but that didn’t go far at all.
And much as we have made fun of Bush One in the past, George Herbert Walker Bush was a much better president than Giuliani would have been.
Because Giuliani is almost as brash as Donald Trump, he got himself hired as Trump’s personal attorney to deal with Trump’s Mueller problem.
We here at AP, and hundreds of other writers, are unanimous in concluding that Trump considers William Barr to be his personal lawyer rather than his Attorney General; and, in large part, Barr has shown that he has gladly accepted that role.
So where does that leave Rudy?
On Thursday, Rudy told God and everybody that he was about to go to Kiev to meet Ukraine’s president-elect, comedian Володимир Олександрович Зеленський (Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelensky) to convince Zelensky to find lots of dirt on leading Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden by going after his son, Hunter, who does business in Ukraine;
and, not only that, but also Rudy wanted to get Zelensky to tell the world that former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort did everything he did with a clean heart (https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/11/politics/biden-response-giuliani-ukraine/index.html; or:
So we sent our chief international correspondent, associate solitary reporter Larry Theis, to Херсо́н, (Kherson) an important Ukrainian port on the Black Sea on the Dnieper River with a population of 294,941.
That’s because Theis is well aware that your solitary reporter’s name is Korson, so he easily figured out that Korson’s antecedents came from Херсо́н (Kherson).
Theis, a true citizen of the world, learned from all 294,941 citizens of Kherson that if Giuliani even tried to enter the city’s gates, he would find himself persona non grata within five minutes.
That’s why Giuliani cancelled his Ukraine trip, not because he made himself, as usual, into a total fool in Washington and throughout all America but, rather, because he would have been deeply humiliated in the ancestral home of your solitary reporter.