In Rudy's Playground

While Hillary tours Upstate, Giuliani shows that he still holds the home-field advantage

When Hillary Rodham Clinton emerged last week in her new guise as Senate candidate, she stood in a beautiful pasture, basking in the glow of Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, for the moment channeling Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm rather than Eleanor Roosevelt. Meanwhile, her likely opponent for Moynihan's seat, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, was striding the gritty streets of Manhattan in the middle of New York City's worst blackout since 1977, looking, if not senatorial, like a take-charge Man of the People.

Minutes into a shutdown that plunged 200,000 people in upper Manhattan into darkness, Giuliani was in his Chevy Suburban, shooting up...

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