The Houston based lobbying firm, Bracewell & Giuliani, has been lobbying for years on behalf of Citgo Petroleum Corporation.
Citgo Petroleum Corporation is the American subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela, which means that Giuliani has been lobbying on behalf of Hugo Chavez.
Of course, the real problem here is that we have people who are both politicians and lobbyists: the people who make our laws, and the people who get paid by corporations to influence our lawmakers ARE THE SAME PEOPLE!!
But I digress...
Shh, darling... Let us not speak of true political issues when there is so much mindless political gossip at hand!
Giuliani is a partner in a firm that lobbies for Citgo.
And Citgo is run by Chavez!
And Chavez called Bush a donkey.
Giuliani thinks Bush is a Donkey!
Okay seriously, the way I see it, Giuliani has two options.
He can admit that there is nothing wrong with his company working with Citgo because whatever President Chavez's political persuasions, the fact is that President Chavez has never done anything that even remotely constituted a threat to the United States, or any of his neighbors. Ever.
Or Mr. Giuliani can admit that money trumps politics, and he doesn't care who's buying the laws, so long as they're paying in American dollars.
If nothing else, this juicy tidbit should only serve to endear Mr. Giuliani to his base because it's not just the fact that Chavez calls Bush a Donkey, it's the ostentatious show of machismo he exudes in the process. That's an attitude any New Yorker can appreciate.