Monday, November 26, 2007

Wide Stance: Old School Style

O'Leary, who had grown close to the Giulianis and often dined with them, recalls that Giuliani gave up the seminary for another, more personal, reason. Near the end of Giuliani's senior year, his father had a nervous breakdown. At a state park on Long Island, a policeman walked into a men's bathroom to find Harold Giuliani, with his pants down around his ankles, doing deep knee bends. Harold was arrested for loitering. It was all an embarrassing mix-up. He had been constipated and he was trying to expedite a bowel movement. Harold also stopped showing up at his job as a school custodian. O'Leary says Giuliani felt he could not leave his family for the enforced isolation of the seminary.

There is nothing new under the sun.