September 11th, 2012

Giuliani: “Upset” memorial isn’t finished; “Hope [Mayor Emanuel] wins”

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani reflects on the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks, and weighs in on Chicago teacher strike and presidential election.

On the memorial not being finished, Giuliani says, “I’m upset that the memorial isn’t done yet…. I hope it gets done. Somebody’s got to feel a sense of urgency about this. I do. I was here. I saw it happen. I have a sense of urgency about it. I wish everybody else that’s involved in this would have that same sense.”

On the teacher strike in Chicago, Giuliani adds, “[Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s] bargaining for exactly the right things. He’s asking to be able to evaluate, if there’s a difference between good teachers and bad teachers. That seems almost common sense in 21st Century America. Why teachers should be worried about having their managers evaluate them. Every worker in America has their managers evaluate them. Every professional does. So I think he’s — what he’s trying to do is to try to get that whole union turned around to worrying about the children. Not worrying about themselves and how they’re going to be evaluated…. I hope he wins.”

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.