The latest sleaze. After Giuliani's blanket denial of any impropriety during the debate last night, the New York City comptroller Bill Thompson responded today:

"In the end, it's a very convoluted way of getting things done. If anyone hoped that no one would notice, they were being foolish."

And this is a classic from ABC News:

The Giuliani campaign would not provide evidence to support their explanation.

Look: if you're cheating on your wife, you need two security details. Of course, one is going to be hush-hush. And the tax-payer foots the bill. A simple question: How does any sane person trust the power of the presidency with this money-raking friend of mobbed-up Kerik and accused child-molester Placa?

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