Presidential contender Rudy Giuliani doesn't know grocery prices, but he sure knows hot Vegas hotels
It turns out that Rudy Giuliani does not know the price of some basic groceries. When a reporter in Alabama asked Giuliani what the price of a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread was, New York’s former mayor shot back $1.50 for the milk and a $1.25 for the bread.
In reality, the national average is $3.30 for the milk and between $2.20 and $4 for the bread.
Some political pundits have seized on this to declare that Rudy’s out of the touch with the common man. To me, it just proves he is a man. I do my share of grocery shopping and I couldn’t tell you what a single item costs. Whereas my wife can go into great detail about saving three cents on a box of Kleenex.
It’s not a class thing. It’s a guy thing. You throw whatever you need in the cart and get out of there as quick as you can if you’re a man. That’s just the way it is. Who the hell has the time to reexamine their grocery receipts?
I think it’s refreshing that Giuliani has no freaking clue what milk costs. If he did, I’d be a little worried. Living in the New York area during the Giuliani years, I can say that you never felt safer going into the city than when he called the shots. I can also say he was a lot less annoying as mayor when he basically gruffly told reporters to mind their own business on his divorce saga than he is now that he’s trying to kiss up to Barbara Walters and assorted loonies with his better man act.
The real flawed Giuliani is refreshing. Want to know what the guy who doesn’t know diddly about bread does know about? Hot Las Vegas hotels. When I was in Sin City recently, Giuliani was there, holding one of his big-donor fundraiser dinners.
He had it at the Red Rock Casino Resort, one of the newer hip casinos far off The Strip that’s changing the way some people think of Las Vegas. The suites here are full of crazy gadgets, gleaming regulation size pool tables and wraparound couches that Shaq and Yao Ming could share. Plus, Red Rock is building arguably the coolest bowling alley in the country (yes, bowling in Vegas).
A lot of people who do Vegas regularly haven’t caught on to the Red Rock yet.
To me, the fact that Giuliani has is a lot more encouraging than his aisle three ignorance.
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