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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Firefighters upbraid candidate Giuliani over 9/11

On the presidential campaign trail, Rudolph Giuliani leans heavily on his image as a hero of Sept. 11, but on Thursday "America's Mayor" got a sharp rebuff from a disgruntled constituency most non-New Yorkers probably think is in his corner -- firefighters.

After Giuliani pulled out of a planned appearance at an International Association of Firefighters presidential forum next week, the group released a stinging draft letter indicating that it almost didn't invite him because of continuing anger at his "despicable" role in pulling firefighters off the Twin Towers' debris pile in 2001 before all hope of finding their dead comrades' remains was exhausted.

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