Yesterday, the Smoking Gun offered chunks of a "vulnerability study" from Rudy Giuliani's 1993 City Hall campaign that was originally obtained by the Voice's Wayne Barrett. Now, there are plenty of things that have always bothered us about "America's Mayor," but the whole cousin-marrying thing has always been right at the top of the list. We imagine it went down like this. Rudy and his wife Regina Peruggi were sitting around the living room one evening, talking about their day, when Rudy says, "So I got a call from my cousin Frank Bartolini today—" and Regina says, "You mean my cousin Frank Bartolini." Rudy: "I don't think so, he's my Uncle Johnny's oldest kid." Regina: "Johnny Donzetti? My grandma's brother Johnny Donzetti?" Voila, annulment. We're sure the rest of America will be just fine with that.

Rudy Giuliani's Vulnerabilities [TSG]