Saturday, September 22, 2007


Ron Kessler with Newsmax reports about Giuliani's phone call with his wife in the middle of the NRA speech and many other instances where he showed similar bizzare behavior.
I've learned in my communications class that one of the first things a speaker should do is turn off the cell phone. Taking a cell phone call in the middle of a speech shows disinterest and disrespect towards the audience.
If the race comes down to Giuliani vs. Hillary, (which I think it won't) I will refrain from voting in 2008 because I'm not going to cast my vote to the less worst candidate. I hope and pray Gov. Huckabee will win the nomination.

Here's the article.

Rudy Giuliani shocked the National Rifle Association Friday when he took a cell phone call from his wife in the middle of his speech to the group.
While the presidential candidate was delivering a speech at a meeting in Washington of the National Rifle Association, whose members have been skeptical about his support for Second Amendment rights, Giuliani interrupted his own speech to say he had a cell phone call.
Rudy Giuliani has engaged in such strange behavior by taking cell phone calls from his wife Judith during important presentations.
Giuliani was talking from the podium about the importance of the right to bear arms when his cell phone apparently vibrated and then rang.
"Let's see now. This is my wife calling, I think," the former mayor said, reaching for the phone in his pocket, as an amazed audience looked on.
"Hello dear... I'm talking to the members of the NRA right now," he said into the phone as his incredulous audience listened.
"Would you like to say hello?," Giuliani said to his wife. "I love you, and I'll give you a call as soon as I'm finished, okay? Okay, have a safe trip, bye-bye. Talk to you later dear, I love you."
Looking a bit embarrassed, Giuliani said to the audience: "It's a lot better that way."
While there was scattered applause, the audience turned silent as Giuliani went on: "Well, this is one of the great blessings of the modern age, being always available. Or maybe it isn't, I'm not sure."
Last April 9, NewsMax reported that Giuliani was attending a roundtable discussion with heavy-hitter Republicans at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. Two of the three co-hosts were CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
One participant started to ask a question about Iraq.
"In the middle of the question, Mayor Giuliani's personal cell phone rang, and he answered it," a participant said. "At first, I think people thought he was kidding. But then he just started talking, and without looking up or saying anything to us, he just got up, left the room, and never came back!
Everyone waited about 20 minutes, and then the room started to break up. It was bizarre behavior."


Anonymous said...

to answer his cell phone during a speech seems so contrived. WHo the heck WOULDN'T turn off his cell phone in the middle of a speech, or in the middle of ANY situation where one was expected to interact with other people in a professional manner. I just don't get this. DId he think people would find it cute? I think it's rude and unprofessional at worst, disingenous at best.

Justin said...

Yeah, he has done the same thing two other times. Either he is scared of dropping a call from his wife or he just picks in up on purpose to show to the crowd how much he loves his wife.
Either way, it aint workin'. His past as far as his personal life is concerned is not good at all. People are so concerned about electability that they will nominate anybody to the presidency.
We have to stand up for our values and vote for a person who has been faithful not just in talk, but also in their walk.

D.Roman said...

That was definitely staged. It looked pathetic. I actually lost respect for him since he has been running. And how do we know it wasn't a girlfriend instead of his wife, we only have his word on that;-)