Vanity Fair drops a hit piece on Rudy’s wife

posted at 7:45 pm on July 31, 2007 by Allahpundit

It’s everything a hit piece should be: snotty, gossipy, fun. Allegedly she’s a social climbing diva who needs a separate seat when they fly Gulfstream for her Louis Vuitton handbag. She’s also a good caretaker who supported Rudy during the time he had cancer and who tried (unsuccessfully, it seems) to form a family with his kids.

Sample:

And her ire is apparently not confined to staff. “Listen. She can be very, very abrasive. At him!” says a close friend. There have been blowups, say those who have witnessed them, and obtuse demands. Some years ago on a plane to Japan, Judith became so angry at her husband, says a close Giuliani friend, that Rudy, who “couldn’t take it anymore,” moved to the back of the aircraft, switching places with an advance man.

In a massive Baden-Baden hotel suite five years ago, an observer tells me, a loud quarrel erupted when Judith pointedly denied one of her husband’s requests. She refused to remove her toiletries case from a bedroom reserved for a policeman, claiming it would be bothersome, since the case was already unpacked. In Mexico, I am told, at a time when security was very tight and armored S.U.V.’s were deemed necessary, she asked her husband to leave the car to retrieve a bag of health bars she had mislaid.

Worth a skim. Rudy’s camp naturally calls it gobsmackingly vile.

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Sounds like the normal kerfuffles that couples experience.

Blake on July 31, 2007 at 7:54 PM

“Queen is her goal. Queen is who she wants to be.”

She better hurry or Hillary is going to beat her to it.

ericire12 on July 31, 2007 at 7:57 PM

Wow, let me thank Vanity Fair for the insight that married people fight. I am sure Hillary has never fought with Bill! Nor the Messiah with his wife.

Wineaholic on July 31, 2007 at 7:59 PM

Reason #1 why most people don’t want to be in politics. Everybody knows these issues happen to all people and they are no big deal, but to have the specifics of your peronal life dished out as fodder must be tough to take.

JustTruth101 on July 31, 2007 at 8:07 PM

“Queen is her goal. Queen is who she wants to be.”

She better hurry or HillaryJohn Edwards is going to beat her to it.

ericire12 on July 31, 2007 at 7:57 PM

That would be King Hillary , she would never stand for being just the queen .

Mojack420 on July 31, 2007 at 8:08 PM

Hey, Allah, sent the tipline and Bryan an email he wanted, I copied the piece he wanted for him.

Bad Candy on July 31, 2007 at 8:24 PM

ot: anyone just see Sharpton on O’Reily and both of them asserted that Sharpton never went down to Durham during the duke rape case crap??? I’m pretty positive that this is a flat out lie, but looking for a link to old news story on it.

jp on July 31, 2007 at 8:35 PM

ericire12 on July 31, 2007 at 7:57 PM

Exactly what I was thinking.

amerpundit on July 31, 2007 at 8:35 PM

Let’s see, does that change anything?

Nope, still can’t imagine a world where I would ever cast a presidential vote for Rudy regardless of his wife’s prima donna propensities, if any.

deepdiver on July 31, 2007 at 8:37 PM

deepdiver on July 31, 2007 at 8:37 PM

The article itself is pointless, whether you’re a supporter or not. It’s like the attacks on Jeri Thompson. Absolutely dumb.

amerpundit on July 31, 2007 at 8:41 PM

Well, well. I’ve only read a few paragraphs of this VF story and what do we have, but a cat fight between Mrs. Guiliani and Hillbilly Rodham Clinton!

Inside the tent were Secretary of State Colin Powell, New York governor George Pataki, Richard Grasso, who was then head of the New York Stock Exchange, and New York mayor Michael Bloomberg. Senator Hillary Clinton stood in the aisle—until she was unceremoniously pushed by a phalanx of four burly cops entering the tent, these guarding Judith Nathan, Giuliani’s girlfriend. No apologies were offered, one observer noted.

“The nerve of that woman!” Hillary exploded, recalling that her own daughter’s Secret Service detail evaporated soon after Bill Clinton left office. Why should an ex-mayor’s girlfriend get such royal treatment? “Who does she think she is?” Hillary said to an observer, who later recounted the story.

Gosh, I wonder what side VF is taking in this.

Off to read the rest…

Buy Danish on July 31, 2007 at 8:49 PM

Another hit piece on the wife of a Republican candidate. Gee, what a surprise. I guess they are waiting until the fall to take down the Dim candidate’s wifes /eyeroll.

Mallard T. Drake on July 31, 2007 at 8:51 PM

ericire12 on July 31, 2007 at 7:57 PM

Heh. My thought also.

Spirit of 1776 on July 31, 2007 at 8:52 PM

Is it my imagination, or are the spouses being targeted more in this campaign than in the past?

aero on July 31, 2007 at 8:52 PM

I thank god everyday that I married the Sweetest, Kindest, Genuine, Most Elegant, and Beautiful LADY on the planet.

How men put up with these demanding, brutish b*tches. I will never understand.

TheSitRep on July 31, 2007 at 8:55 PM

I want to point out that this article was written by a woman. A woman named Judy no less. The article about Hillary’s cleavage was written by a woman fashion reporter. The committed feminist Andrea Mitchell was on meet the Press saying that women need to see “how they trivialize us” in referring to the Jeri Thompson and Hillary stories. I ask, who exactly is “they” ?

D0WNT0WN on July 31, 2007 at 8:57 PM

I just love the way that the A-list obsessed Vanity Fair goes into details like this as if it doesn’t describe nearly everyone they write about, and which could easily describe the Clintons:

Today she and GiulianiClinton, when they are not boarding private Gulfstream IV jets to Europe or trying to woo voters, shuttle between a $4 million Hamptons house Westchester House and a $5 million nine-room Upper East Side apartment near Madison Avenue Georgetown mansion, its dining room walnut-paneled and crammed with crystal, china, and linen from Scully & Scully pilfered from The White House. Her annual salary has also improved: $125,000, evidently for helping to write some of the speeches GiulianiClinton likes to give (for which he received $11.7$10 million (in 2006).

And so forth.

Buy Danish on July 31, 2007 at 9:31 PM

“Queen is her goal. Queen is who she wants to be.”

She better hurry or HillaryJohn Edwards is going to beat her to it.

ericire12 on July 31, 2007 at 7:57 PM
That would be King Hillary , she would never stand for being just the queen .

Mojack420 on July 31, 2007 at 8:08 PM

Hillary’s “been there, done that”; now she’s aiming for king with Bill playing queen in drag. Hey. it’d be another first for him, I think.

IrishEyes on July 31, 2007 at 10:04 PM

Vanity Fair is nothing more than a left wing propaganda rag. Consider the source and move on.

rplat on July 31, 2007 at 10:25 PM

rplat,

Graydon Carter is an elitist Bush hater, and many (if not most) of VF’s stories are skewed to the Left, but every once in awhile a fair and balanced story breaks through the BDS vitriol and fatuous Left coast gossip.

Obviously this was not one of them.

I do think Mrs. Romney makes a better candidate as First Lady than Mrs. Guiliani or Mrs. Thompson, so if this election comes down to the MEOW factor, I think Romney has the edge.

Buy Danish on July 31, 2007 at 11:23 PM

Look at the vile MSM shamelessly attacking candidates’ wives in an unprecedented fashion. Did anybody on the right smear Theresa Heinz Kerry?

e-pirate on August 1, 2007 at 12:36 AM

Sort of brings back memories of Hitlary throwing that lamp at Slick in the White House. By the way, does anyone actually read Vanity Fair or is it just used for smacking the dog?

lynnv on August 1, 2007 at 8:25 AM

As a Fredhead I would like to point out that Republicans can expect this and worse to come out between now and the election. We should just brush it off and keep our debate to the issues, stop talking this trash at face value and definitely stop using the vitriolic attacks of the left to attack our fellow Republicans.

Bill C on August 1, 2007 at 10:55 AM