Judi Could Be a Huge Liability for Rudy

Especially if, as Vanity Fair suggests, marriage No. 3 is on the rocks
By Heather McPherson,  Newser User
Posted Aug 1, 2007 1:23 PM CDT
Republican Presidential-hopeful Rudy Giuliani, right, hugs his wife Judith as they tour the infield before the start of the Pepsi 400 stock car race Saturday afternoon July 7, 2007, at the Daytona International...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Rudy Giuliani’s third wife may be the mother of all liabilities for a candidate who’s already toting heavy baggage. Vanity Fair details her foibles and follies in a gossipy expose including the suggestion that the marriage has hit a rough spot. Judi, described as generally insufferable, is also charged with a history of anti-Semitic slurs.

New revelations about a “seven-year itch” entail reports of fights between the Giulianis and an alleged Rudy mistress, who denies the affair but suggests there’s other family dirt. Salon’s Joan Walsh reflects on the political fallout of the VF revelations, noting that it’s telling that so many friends and staffers are willing to badmouth the missus.