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An excellent hatchet job on his third wife in Vanity Fair. I don’t necessarily think a divorce disqualifies someone from public office. But three marriages looks like someone who has some major character problems. Some of these have become more clear in recent weeks. Namely, Giuliani cannot keep his relationships from interfering with his official responsibilities. And his wife is not making it any easier. Only someone utterly without judgment would behave, as he does, taking calls in the middle of speeches and letting his new wife alienate him completely from his children and his loyal supporters. No Republican with even an ounce of conservatism can seriously vote for this pro-gun-control, pro-immigration, and pro-abortion candidate, who also has a personal life that reflects the faults of his age. The fact that he walked around New York and looked important after 9/11 is picayune compared to this rap sheet.

The article is worth reading in full. It is ultimately a disturbing tale of how ambition manifests itself in someone who wants above all to “be somebody” and whose chief asset is good looks and the ability to manipulate a powerful man . . . rather than brains, hard work, social grace, virtue, or the like.

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