Rudy Giuliani spent part of his Christmas Eve in Harlem, reading to children, handing out presents and, once again, proclaiming himself in good health.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m perfectly healthy. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have cancer,Ã¢â‚¬? Giuliani told reporters after reading Ã¢â‚¬Å“A Visit From St. NicholasÃ¢â‚¬? to more than a dozen children at Hale House, a residence for needy children.
According to an Associated Press account, more journalists than children crammed into the tiny room.
Giuliani was briefly hospitalized last week in St. Louis after suffering what he called a severe headache. After canceling some some events last week, he was back campaigning in New Hampshire over the weekend.
For his visit to Hale House, Giuliani wore red socks and a red Christmas tie adorned with stockings. He paused frequently during his reading to ask questions and point to large colorful pictures of Santa and his reindeer. At one point, he even sounded off with a: “Ho, ho, ho.”
Giuliani has read the Christmas story Ã¢â‚¬â€ better known as Ã¢â‚¬Å“Twas the Night Before ChristmasÃ¢â‚¬? Ã¢â‚¬â€ to children at the Hale House for 14 years. He promised that if heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s elected president, he would still return to read the Clement Clarke Moore classic.
Meanwhlile, the New York Times, in “a story”:http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/24/us/politics/24giuliani.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin today points out that things have not been going so well lately for Giuliani.