Tarnishing his regular-guy credentials, Rudy Giuliani told reporters yesterday a gallon of milk costs $1.50 and a loaf of bread $1.25. So what if his own neighborhood's average is $4.19 for milk and upwards of $2.99 for white bread? At least he had a clue about fuel prices: "Gas, I think, is $2.89."
His campaign staff dismissed the let-them-eat-cake moment with an appeal to national averages. Nationwide, bread sells for about $1.17 a pound and milk costs $3.20 a gallon. Campaigning in Alabama, Rudy said he thought beleaguered Don Imus was sincere in his apology for the racist put-down of the Rutgers' basketball players, and he would agree to go on Imus's show.