The Rudy and Judi Show
"Hello dear, I am talking to the members of the NRA right now, would you like to say hello?" Rudi Giuliani
Oh sure, a seasoned professional politician running for president of the United States forgot to turn off his cellphone before a critical campaign speech to the NRA.
Wait, it gets better. When his cellphone rings during the speech, that same candidate answers it, tells the audience it's his wife calling and has a little conversation with her as they all listen.
Polite laughter is too polite a phrase for the non-reaction Rudy Giuliani got to what most are calling a transparently staged ploy. My only question is Why?
What did Rudy have to gain from the little comedy of his wife's call? It's not like he needs to buff up his human side with the NRA. If he'd pulled a rifle out of his pocket, then I'd understand.
Giuliani has a lot of anti-gun ground to make up with this group if he wants their support. Which is iffy at best.
Unless, hold on, are all NRA guys henpecked? Was Rudy going for the down-home-good-old-boy image? You know, If Mamma Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy.
In the end, who cares. The fun was provided by my pal Jesse Kornbluth, who wondered on the HuffPo What Judi Told Rudy. He came up with some great suggestions. So did his commenters.
Here's what I think Judi said to Rudy on the cellphone while he was speaking to the NRA:
Honey, if somebody yells "GUN," don't duck, don't even flinch, it's just me here in the back row trying to make you look fearless.