Monday, June 25, 2007

Giuliani and the Suspected Child Molester

The news regarding Rudy Giuliani just keeps getting worse. Does this man have any judgement at all? Lets look at some of his foibles:

He decided to place the NYC emergency control center in the World Trade Center AFTER it had been bombed once before.

He asked George W. Bush to nominate Bernard Kerik as Secy. of Homeland Security even though Kerik had ties to known mobsters.

Supposedly on 9/11 he told Bernard Kerik "Thank God George W. Bush is our President" (that one made me want to throw up a little in my own mouth)

And now the latest revelation:

Giuliani Employs suspected child molester.
Giuliani employs his childhood friend Monsignor Alan Placa as a consultant at Giuliani Partners despite a 2003 Suffolk County, N.Y., grand jury report that accuses Placa of sexually abusing children, as well as helping cover up the sexual abuse of children by other priests. Placa, who was part of a three-person team that handled allegations of abuse by clergy for the Diocese of Rockville Centre, is referred to as Priest F in the grand jury report. The report summarizes the testimony of multiple alleged victims of Priest F, and then notes, "Ironically, Priest F would later become instrumental in the development of Diocesan policy in response to allegations of sexual abuse of children by priests."

Five years after he was suspended from his duties because of the abuse allegations, Placa is currently listed as "priest in residence" at St. Aloysius Church in Great Neck, N.Y., where close friend Brendan Riordan serves as pastor, and officially lives at the rectory there with Riordan. In addition, Placa co-owns a penthouse apartment in Manhattan with Riordan, the latest in a half-dozen properties the two men have owned in common at various times since the late 1980s.

I wonder how the religious right will respond to this revelation? That sound you just heard is the sound of Giuliani's poll numbers hitting the floor.

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