Video: Giuliani: “Microphones won’t melt” if clergy at 9/11 ceremony

posted at 11:25 am on September 7, 2011 by Tina Korbe

A couple weeks ago, Commentary’s Seth Mandel (and a personal friend of mine) reminded readers in a poignant post why we don’t forget Rudy Giuliani’s leadership on 9/11. Add to the reasons Seth listed the simple fact of common sense. As this video from Accuracy in Media captures, Giuliani knows what Michael Bloomberg doesn’t: Microphones won’t melt if clergy are present at the 9/11 commemorative ceremony.

Funny — some folks thought we had a dearth of leadership in 2001. But, in light of the “leadership” we’ve not seen in recent years, it’s easy to be nostalgic, to wish America’s Mayor were still in charge of New York City — or that this guy were still in the White House:


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You really need to learn to format your post pics, Tina.

MadisonConservative on September 7, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Tina broke HotAir again!!! :)

BacaDog on September 7, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Tina sweety………..the picture?

Knucklehead on September 7, 2011 at 11:27 AM

BIG-ASS GIULIANI! AAACHCCHCHH!

Nethicus on September 7, 2011 at 11:27 AM

I’m going to have to hook up a second monitor…

EnglishMike on September 7, 2011 at 11:28 AM

Tina must be from Texas she likes everything big.

William Amos on September 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Giulizilla! Run for your lives!

Schweggie on September 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Nice call, Rudy. Bloomberg is a weenie.

John the Libertarian on September 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM

“Go big or go home!” -Tina Korbe.

the_nile on September 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM

GIULIANI SMASH!

Red Cloud on September 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM

BIG BIG PIC!

wearyman on September 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM

EnglishMike on September 7, 2011 at 11:28 AM

LOL! Glad I wasn’t drinking anything.

Cindy Munford on September 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM

You really need to learn to format your post pics, Tina.

MadisonConservative on September 7, 2011 at 11:26 AM

Yeah. Too bad she wasn’t so useful and productive like you….. /s

KMC1 on September 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Whoa! Big picture!

Perry/Guiliani 2012?

Doughboy on September 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM

The microphones won’t melt but the picture is melting onto the rest of the HotAir homepage, hardyharhar

TheQuestion on September 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Surely Hot Air has techie people to sort out formatting stuff. Tina is an artist – she shouldn’t have to muddy her hands with such things.

EnglishMike on September 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Tina, I don’t care what anyone else says, you bring BIG ideas to the site!

Alinsky on September 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Tina must be from Texas she likes everything big.

William Amos on September 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM

I see what you did there…

fossten on September 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Schweggie on September 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Correct term is Rudzilla

William Amos on September 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Hot Air broken again…

PatriotRider on September 7, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Rudy is absolutely spot on.

Fallon on September 7, 2011 at 11:31 AM

In other applications, it happens if you use a png rather than a jpg.

RBMN on September 7, 2011 at 11:31 AM

GIULIANI SMASH!

Red Cloud on September 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM

I’m crying with laughter.

Alinsky on September 7, 2011 at 11:31 AM

Good thing it wasn’t a picture of Chuck Norris, we might not have survived it.

Meric1837 on September 7, 2011 at 11:32 AM

Well Tina puts big pictures and Jazz forgets to post a picture. They need to get Allah drunk and trick him into posting pics for them.

William Amos on September 7, 2011 at 11:33 AM

“It’s all about the big picture” -Tina Korbe.

the_nile on September 7, 2011 at 11:33 AM

And the question is, will AllahPundit have the obligatory post on that stupid conservative zombie killing video game?

John the Libertarian on September 7, 2011 at 11:33 AM

The comments are hilarious!

scalleywag on September 7, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Never fails – every time I see Bush pitch that strike – I tear up

jake-the-goose on September 7, 2011 at 11:35 AM

Funniest comment thread evah. I’m crying right now.

Weight of Glory on September 7, 2011 at 11:35 AM

God, I get tired of nonsense comments.

You know what, if Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at 9-11 the microphone would ALSO not melt.

Can we leave the preschool proclamations to the Democrats plz.

Thune on September 7, 2011 at 11:36 AM

And the question is, will AllahPundit have the obligatory post on that stupid conservative zombie killing video game?

John the Libertarian on September 7, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Allah aleady did Tina just pushed it far down the blog.

William Amos on September 7, 2011 at 11:36 AM

And the question is, will AllahPundit have the obligatory post on that stupid conservative zombie killing video game?

John the Libertarian on September 7, 2011 at 11:33 AM

He did last night.

Weight of Glory on September 7, 2011 at 11:36 AM

it’s easy to be nostalgic, to wish America’s Mayor were still in charge of New York City — or that this guy were still in the White House:

Yeah, baby,..the latter.
Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

a capella on September 7, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Oh hell! I was at the game that night and cried with pride for my fellow Americans. Just boo hoo’d again.
God bless America!
Let’s get that back.

katy the mean old lady on September 7, 2011 at 11:37 AM

Let’s get that back.

katy the mean old lady on September 7, 2011 at 11:37 AM

Yes.

Fallon on September 7, 2011 at 11:39 AM

Damn West Texas dust, gettin’ in my eyes again.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 7, 2011 at 11:44 AM

That first pitch gets me every time. Why can’t The Won instill unity? People disagreed then and they disagree now but we are still the United States. Obama is doing it wrong.

Cindy Munford on September 7, 2011 at 11:44 AM

And the question is, will AllahPundit have the obligatory post on that stupid conservative zombie killing video game?

John the Libertarian on September 7, 2011 at 11:33 AM

Here you go, John.

http://hotair.com/archives/2011/09/06/new-online-game-tea-party-zombies-must-die/

ReubenJCogburn on September 7, 2011 at 11:44 AM

Let’s get that back.

katy the mean old lady on September 7, 2011 at 11:37 AM

Yes.

Fallon on September 7, 2011 at 11:39 AM

+infinity.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 7, 2011 at 11:44 AM

I was rooting for the Snakes in that series because Mark Grace spent most of his career with the Cubbies. There were many Cub girls rooting for the Snakes.
I hope that didn’t make me a bad American. *smiles*

annoyinglittletwerp on September 7, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Great video. I came to love Bush through those days. Brick wall, yes.

Best moment: watching Bush warm up his arm out in the parking lot!

PattyJ on September 7, 2011 at 11:48 AM

Well, in case you haven’t heard, Bloomberg is the “Emperor of new York”. I have a feeling he doesn’t believe in God so therefore there is no reason for clergy for such event. It is just another symptom of where we are heading.

Voter from WA State on September 7, 2011 at 11:45 AM

He’s technically Reformed Jewish. I grew up reformed Jewish. Though my parents were conservatives who more or less believed in God…the god of most of my relatives was liberalism.
Bloomberg’s god is also liberalism.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 7, 2011 at 11:49 AM

Size matters, apparently.

mugged on September 7, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Don’t let the stupidity of those left wing, Godless politicians in New York interfere with your remembrance.

rplat on September 7, 2011 at 11:52 AM

Size matters, apparently.

mugged on September 7, 2011 at 11:51 AM

Duh?

katy the mean old lady on September 7, 2011 at 11:53 AM

When this liberated charlatan support religion, it means only one thing-he’s running -it’s time to put on the rusted halo.

Don L on September 7, 2011 at 11:54 AM

rplat on September 7, 2011 at 11:52 AM

Walmart has said that employees can’t do anything special-apparel wise-for September 11. Last Saturday associates were okayed to wear Texas /tech shirts, one day this month we’ll be able to wear pink to support breast cancer awareness, and one day this month those that work on the floor-like me-will be able to wear jeans rather than our normal khakis(receiving can already wear jeans)…but we can’t do anything for 9/11?!!
I may do something anyway-consequences be damned!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 7, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Why can’t The Won instill unity?
Cindy Munford on September 7, 2011 at 11:44 AM

Because Cindy, he’s socialist pawn who is merely doing the work that the left has done for decades -divide and conquer.

The buzzword is polarization-they’re trying to get the public to think its bad for us to resist their Marixst steamroller.

Unity? Don’t try to mix nitro-and glycerine. That’s where America is now -the parasites versus the producers. We need not unify if it means cooperating or allowing that.

Don L on September 7, 2011 at 12:00 PM

annoyinglittletwerp on September 7, 2011 at 11:58 AM

How about an American flag pin?

Fallon on September 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM

When this liberated charlatan support religion, it means only one thing-he’s running -it’s time to put on the rusted halo.

Don L on September 7, 2011 at 11:54 AM

I guess you have never lived in NYC. He was the best mayor evah! I almost moved back. He took an out of control city and made it livable, took the 9/11 horror and handled it like a champion. When he was with the southern district he put one hell of a lot of bad boys away. Would I like to see him as POTUS? No. AG? Hell yeah!

katy the mean old lady on September 7, 2011 at 12:02 PM

How about an American flag pin?

Fallon on September 7, 2011 at 12:01 PM

I already have one on my nametag. My Walmart started to see a handful of VERY religious muslims shopping there.
Me thinks that Walmart doesn’t want to offend.
I’m considering a ‘never forgive-never forget’ button, a patriotic bandana, maybe a button that says ‘infidel’.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 7, 2011 at 12:07 PM

“Go big or go home!” -Tina Korbe.

the_nile on September 7, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Out of all the funny comments, this one gets my vote for winner.

Mord on September 7, 2011 at 12:08 PM

katy the mean old lady on September 7, 2011 at 12:02 PM

Rudy was the one who got the ‘dapper don’.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 7, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Just watched the Yankee first pitch video. I think something got in my eye… excuse me for a moment….

sandee on September 7, 2011 at 12:09 PM

That first pitch gets me every time. Why can’t The Won instill unity? People disagreed then and they disagree now but we are still the United States. Obama is doing it wrong.

Cindy Munford on September 7, 2011 at 11:44 AM

Because he throws like a girl.

Red Cloud on September 7, 2011 at 12:15 PM

I am hoping that the crowd attending will burst into spontaneous prayer. What’s that little pisher gonna do to stop them?

Naturally Curly on September 7, 2011 at 12:15 PM

ReubenJCogburn on September 7, 2011 at 11:44 AM

Thanks, Reuben!

John the Libertarian on September 7, 2011 at 12:29 PM

Thanks, Weight and William!

John the Libertarian on September 7, 2011 at 12:30 PM

Remember, ya’ll, when Rudy was considering running for a 3rd term right after 9/11? The Leftists (probably including ernesto!) howled that the law proscribed that. But they all sat mute when Bloomberg grabbed a 3rd term when there was no emergency whatsoever.

honsy on September 7, 2011 at 12:33 PM

honsy on September 7, 2011 at 12:33 PM

Silly serf: Rules are for thee-not for me.
///

annoyinglittletwerp on September 7, 2011 at 12:39 PM

No wonder there are no priests at WTC on 911. All Obama, all the time.

The Washington Cathedral representative Weinberg said the president’s event will be a “secular service,” but said given the setting it will include an interfaith benediction.

What is a secular service???????

Why hold it in a Cathedral.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/06/evangelicals-left-off-national-cathedral-11-program/#ixzz1XHlNu52q

davod on September 7, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Just a thought, but maybe some of the speakers at the 9/11 Ceremony could plan ahead, get up to speak, and then give their turn to a clergy in the sudience? What could Bloomberg do? Anything he would say would make him look pathetic.

Deanna on September 7, 2011 at 12:50 PM

That moment, when Bush threw that strike from the mound and the crowd roared, was the moment Donk operatives KNEW they had to do everything they could to destroy him or they would never win a national election for decades.

Bruno Strozek on September 7, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Sorry…

sudience

should be…

audience

. I really need to learn to type. LOL

Deanna on September 7, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Allah aleady did Tina just pushed it far down
<William Amos on September 7, 2011 at 11:36 AM

TMI!!!

DethMetalCookieMonst on September 7, 2011 at 1:08 PM

Nat Geo did a show on Giuliani 10 years later…it was very good. He went through his decisions made on that day as well as the emotions that he felt. His leadership was amazing. Try to imagine Bloomie in that situation…

d1carter on September 7, 2011 at 1:48 PM

I miss Rudy.

mythicknight on September 7, 2011 at 1:58 PM

katy the mean old lady on September 7, 2011 at 12:02 PM

I couldn’t possibly agree more.

DrAllecon on September 7, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Bloomie’s just making the ‘safe’ choice. /

If he invites any ‘clerics’ for the 10th Anniversary and…

(a) he puts a muzzie on the stage, that will make a bunch of folks PO’d. Or…

(b) he leaves the Imam out of the mix, and gets burned in the press (and all the ‘right’ cocktail parties) for being an islamophobe, and losing out on muzzie campaign cash.

Fact it, the anniversary will an ‘ultra-neutral’ PC-style get-together.

Oh yeah, and ALL about servitude ‘service’.

CPT. Charles on September 7, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Fire won’t melt the microphones either.

catmman on September 7, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Thanks for posting that World Series clip.

For the “let’s get that back” crew. God bless America does not end just because you don’t like the guy in the White House… That was Rev. Wright’s mistake.

God bless America, now more than ever.

12thman on September 7, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Love the Rudy, but I always cry when I watch that clip of President Bush. Can’t believe it is 10 years. May my dear friend Richard rest in peace.

Ricki on September 7, 2011 at 5:14 PM

I always cry when I watch that clip of President Bush.
Ricki on September 7, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Same here. I can’t believe how united we were at that moment in time…how palpable the collective strength of us as a nation was. We need to be that united again. I think what makes me cry the most is to think we have lost the strength we were able to show, and all because some runt in the WH thinks we deserve to be punished for being the greatest nation on earth. I wonder if we will ever be that strong again.

As for Rudy, he and I disagree on many things–but for some reason or another, I love him. I love his manner and his leadership. I would have even tolerated him for POTUS. He’s better than what we have now.

theotherone on September 7, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Rudy would make a great President.

/Mr Lynn

MrLynn on September 8, 2011 at 8:05 AM