Restaurateurs for Rudy

Why did folks like Joe Bastianich, Ken Aretsky, and Amy Rubenstein give to Giuliani? Self-declared Giuliani man Charlie Palmer might have the answer: “I’m a businessman in New York. I had garbage guys that were shaking me down for years — Giuliani put 'em all in jail! [Laughs] I was like, OK, now you can conduct real business, business as it should be. Fair-trade kind of thing.” [BlackBook]

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