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2002 Dawns In New York City; Bloomberg Assumes Mayoralty; Recovery Work Continues At World Trade Centre; What Now For Giuliani?

As the body of another New York City firefighter was recovered from the ruins of the World Trade Centre, outgoing Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has sworn in his successor, Michael Bloomberg, as the city greeted New Year 2002 to the strains of God Bless America and New York, New York.

New York Mayor Michael BloombergWhat the New York Times has described as a “lamentable year”, 2001 and the horror it wrought on the citizens of the United States’ largest city, was finally over.

Bloomberg, the beneficiary of a personally financed $65 million campaign and an electorate that really wanted Giuliani to stay, will be Mayor for the next four years, a third term dominance of the Republican Party in one of the nation’s most Democratic regions. [Read more…]

TIME Magazine Names Giuliani Person Of The Year

Rudolph Giuliani, the outgoing Mayor of New York City, has been named TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2001.

The two-term Republican wins the award for his administration of the city in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11.

Rudy Giuliani, TIME Magazine Person of the Year

In its annual presentation edition, the magazine says that “Giuliani’s performance ensures that he will be remembered as the greatest mayor in the city’s history, eclipsing even his hero, Fiorello La Guardia, who guided Gotham through the Great Depression.

“Giuliani’s eloquence under fire has made him a global symbol of healing and defiance. World leaders from Vladimir Putin to Nelson Mandela to Tony Blair have come to New York to tour ground zero by his side. French President Jacques Chirac dubbed him ‘Rudy the Rock.’

As Jenkins, author of the biography that inspired Giuliani on the night of Sept. 11, told TIME, ‘What Giuliani succeeded in doing is what Churchill succeeded in doing in the dreadful summer of 1940: he managed to create an illusion that we were bound to win.'”


New York Mayor Giuliani Announces Withdrawal From Senate Race

New York’s Republican Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has announced his withdrawal from this year’s Senate contest against Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Rudy GiulianiAfter some weeks of indecision following the announcement that he has prostate cancer and that he is separating from his wife, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani finally confirmed what most political observers had been predicting.

The Republican Party is now most likely to endorse Congressman Rick Lazio, the member for New York’s Second District in the House of Representatives.

Transcript of Giuliani’s Press Conference announcing his withdrawal from the New York Senate race against Hillary Rodham Clinton.

GUILIANI: Thank you very, very much. I’m a very fortunate man and this is one demonstration of why I’m a very fortunate man. God has given me a lot and whatever obstacles that are placed in your way, I think the way to deal with it is to try to figure out how to make it, make it make you a better person. The reason I’m such a fortunate man is that I have people that love me and I love them and they care for me and I care for them. And that’s the greatest support that you can have in life. And I think I’m fortunate because I probably have a few more people like that. Governor Pataki told me once a long time ago that your real friends are the friends that will love and care about you after you’re the mayor, the governor, the senator or the president. And I have some friends like that. And I’m a very fortunate man. So whatever I decide, and I’m going to tell you what I decided, I feel very, very lucky. [Read more…]