"I was at Ground Zero as often, if not more, than most of the workers. I was there working with them. I was exposed to exactly the same things they were exposed to. So in that sense, I'm one of them." -- Rudy Giuliani, campaigning in Cincinnati, Aug 9, 2007
The International Association of Firefighters has already been circulating a 13-minute DVD critical of Mr Giuliani's actions toward first responders following 9/11. (NYDN)
His statement rang false to Queens paramedic Marvin Bethea, who said he suffered a stroke, posttraumatic stress disorder and breathing problems after responding to the attacks.... "Standing there doing a photo-op and telling the men, 'You're doing a good job,' I don't consider that to be working," said Bethea, 47.