Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Lord Vader Sees The Light

Just thought this was funny, that's all...


(CNN) It may be politically popular in the heart of Red Sox Nation, but that probably didn’t make the admission any easier for Yankee fan Rudy Giuliani.

The former New York City mayor acknowledged at a Boston news conference Tuesday he is rooting for the rival Red Sox to win the World Series.

I’m not saying that just because I’m here in Massachusetts," the Republican presidential candidate said to applause and laughs. “If I’m in Colorado in the next week or two, you will see I will have the courage to tell the people of Colorado the same thing.”

He said that, as an American League fan, he always backs the team from the Yankees’ league.

Giuliani was in Boston to pick up the endorsement of former state treasurer Joe Malone, in the backyard of challenger Mitt Romney — the former governor of Massachusetts.

On Wednesday morning, the New York media took Giuliani to task for his team turnabout. In front page placements, the New York Post called the former mayor a "Red Coat," and the New York Daily News proclaimed him a "traitor."


Welcome aboard, Captain... that other ship was sinking anyway.

1 comment:

Beth said...

Interesting. From a baseball fan perspective, I mean. (I try not to think too much about Giuliani -- he makes me grumpy.) My boss is a big Giants fan and says she'd root for the DODGERS if they were in the WS because she stands by the other teams in our division (NL West, by the way; I think of it as the opposite of the AL East, and think it works out just fine having a favorite team from each of those divisions). I've also developed a strong affinity for our division (which is why I'm torn this WS; I do like the Rockies a lot!), but I draw the line when it comes to our rivals, the team we Giants fans love to hate, the Dodgers. It was the same for me as a Red Sox fan growing up; I liked the other AL East teams well enough, but never, ever, EVER would I root for the Yankees!

Oh my god, what a boring comment I've just written. Sorry, Den!