Steve Gilliard has an enlightening post about the problems that arose from September 11th, and Giuliani’s culpability in them.
Most folks outside of NYC have no idea how reviled Rudy was before that fateful day. He was at the end of his term, and people were just ready for him to go. He then metamorphasized into this hero, and yet, he didn’t.
Read Steve’s piece and reflect on it. There’s a lot in there you wouldn’t know if you’re not in the City, so abandon partisan rhetoric and understand that what Steve’s writing here is pretty damned accurate.