July 7th, 2007
09:02 PM ET
12 years ago

Giuliani consults women's guide on NASCAR

Giuliani was to attend a NASCAR race Saturday

(CNN)-On the spot from local media, Rudy Giuliani revealed what he has been reading to prepare for a NASCAR race Saturday night. "Its a female guide to NASCAR. It was given to me by the person who wrote it," the former New York mayor told reporters in Jacksonville, Florida. "She participated in a fund raiser for me, she's an expert on NASCAR." Giuliani said his advisors had also suggested "NASCAR for Dummies" but he had not read that yet.

"I've watched NASCAR on television before, I haven't gone to one. I'm real excited about it," he said when conceding he was a relative newcomer to the sport. "I did go to a track once in Kentucky and drive around," during a fund raiser for Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky.

Giuliani was campaigning in Jacksonville and Orlando on Saturday. He was to attend the 49th annual Pepsi 400 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona, Florida Saturday night.

- CNN Political Desk Editor Jamie Crawford

Filed under: Race to '08 • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (29 Responses)
  1. Mary, Beaver, PA

    We don't need another politician treating us as if we were stupid children and acting "just like a good parent" to us. Paternalism should have no place in our government, and any adult citizen of this country who wants to be baby-sat should immediately give up his/her franchise. Paul is right: We need to get back to our Republican roots and reclaim our freedom. What is Guiliani's claim to national fame other than the fact that he was mayor of New York when 9/11 occurred?

    July 9, 2007 07:28 am at 7:28 am |
  2. Lori, Mount Juliet, TN

    I noticed of everyone who could only link Giuliani to 9/11 are not from NYC. I am from the NYC area and worked there for 20 years, during Koch, Dinkins, Giuliani and Bloomberg. Giuliani cleaned up NY and made it possible for the average Joe and Joanne to go back to work safely. Ask anyone who ever worked in NYC during those years and they will agree about that part hands down. He may have a habit of insulting people, but he gets the job done. Proof positive that his ideas do work even if they seem insulting. Most people didn't like Giuliani, but they knew he did the right job. Everyone loved Koch, but in the end, NYC needed more than a loving mayoral figure.

    Unfortunately, there is no way to go back to what our founding fathers wished. That was destroyed in the 1800's when the Federal Government crammed all of their requirements down the states' throats and today, with all of our regulations in place, we would never be able to turn back short of each state breaking free from the Union.

    July 10, 2007 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  3. Larry Friend, Virginia MN

    Reading seems to be a missing skill. I wonder if Mr. Giuliani has read the 911 Report or any of the other suggested reading regarding 911.

    July 11, 2007 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
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