His meeting with the head honcho of the International Association of Firefighters came just one day after the IAFF released a DVD blasting former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for his handling of the World Trade Center recover operations.
Sen Thompson sat down with IAFF chief Steve Cassidy for a breakfast meeting to discuss an endorsement. From WCBS:
Along with the kind words, Cassidy offered a firm handshake while Thompson offered an endorsement pitch over breakfast at a chic Manhattan restaurant. In photos exclusively obtained by CBS 2, the former Tennessee senator is seen teaming up with Cassidy, photos likely to give Giuliani a bad case of heartburn.
"It doesn't have anything to do with Rudy. It has to do with my concerns about our country, and New York is at the top of the list with regard to many of our concerns and interests." -Fred Thompson to WCBSBut with Sen Thompson's shadow campaign eating away at support and money for Mr Giuliani's, and Sen Thompson's Hollywood career making him aware of the power of a well positioned release date for a DVD -- you have to wonder if Mr Giuliani just got hosed. (WCBS)