Really Rich Rudy

Ben Smith of the New York Observer reports that "In 2001, Rudy Giuliani was Time magazine’s Person of the Year. By 2002, he was Consulting Magazine’s Consultant of the Year. And in another year or two, it was widely assumed, he’d be on another step in his rise, whether as Vice President or in a cabinet post. Then it would be on to the White House."

"Instead, Mr. Giuliani has dug into his position in the private sector, where he has found unprecedented success in a new kind of consultancy that sells today’s highest-valued commodity: pure, crystalline security."