“Swift-hosing” sounds so much more intriguing than the garden variety but vicious oppo dirty tricks it actually is. Nonetheless, Fred Thompson is the first candidate (“candidate”?) to make something of the fire fighters’ union attack on Rudy Giuliani (original video here):
July 13, 2007 — Likely Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson hit Rudy Giuliani’s turf yesterday, talking with the city firefighters-union chief who’s going all out to derail the former mayor’s 2008 candidacy.
Thompson had breakfast with Uniformed Firefighters Association President Steve Cassidy and former Sen. Alfonse D’Amato hours before he met with Conservative Party leader Mike Long.
“I was impressed” with Thompson, Cassidy told The Post, saying they’d spoken a lot about homeland-security resources and first responders.
“He’s very bright, very articulate, certainly easy to talk to . . . All the things I’d heard about him certainly seemed to be true.”
Well, “all the things” certainly covers a lot…