Angry eternal fearmonger Rudolph Giuliani was moved to tender words this morning by the sight of True Americans doing their part for our nation. Who did he gush about? Firemen? Soldiers? No: Wall Street bankers about to receive record bonuses.

Rudy said on Don Imus' radio show: "When they were paid in cash rather than stock... they balance my budget. They were wonderful from the point of view of getting the money you need to run New York City... they should do a better job of explaining what they contribute, which is really the life blood that makes our economy work." Government compensation reform is, needless to say, terrorism.