SATIRE VS. REALITY
Not much difference, really:
"Sure, he has no foreign or national policy experience, and both his personal life and political career are riddled with scandal," said [Washington-based political analyst Gregory] Hammond. "But in the key area of having been on TV on 9/11, the other candidates simply cannot match him...."
--"Giuliani to Run for President of 9/11," The Onion, February 21, 2007
This [applause] is the response Giuliani gets at the slightest mention of his role on 9/11, something no other candidate can match.
--Mara Liasson on NPR this morning