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Rudy Giuliani to Give IPCPR 2017 Keynote

The international Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR) has announced that Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, will give the keynote address at the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.

Giuliani is a noted cigar smoker who frequently visits shops around the country.

He is best known for his roles as federal prosecutor and later mayor of New York City, where he served during the Sept. 11 attacks. Most recently, he was a noted surrogate for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and was rumored at one point to being a possible cabinet member, though that has not come to fruition.

Giuliani will speak on Tuesday, July 11 during the IPCPR’s opening breakfast, which  takes places between 8-9:30 a.m. at the Westgate Paradise Event Center.

The 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show takes place July 11-14 in Las Vegas, Nev.

(Featured image: Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)

Davidoff is the official sponsor of halfwheel's coverage of the 2017 IPCPR Convention & Trade Show.
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  • Giuliani??? Seriously??? The man is a laughingstock here in NY, has been for years, and the more so for obeying Trump's order to find a "legal" way for him to enact a "Muslim ban."

  • He also cracked down on freedom of expression (a thing which he seems to have thought a crime), and is still an opponent of art and of the 1st Amendment in general. Plus, Rudy took down the mob as a political steppingstone (which is fine, as long as one remembers the reason), did not clean up the "homeless problem" to the satisfaction of anyone who was actually homeless at the time (brutality was the rule), and 2001 was a chance for every politician in the NY metro area to drape themselves in the flag to get ahead (as well as a certain Republican cabal in Washington). Giuliani was still entertaining presidential hopes at the time, & did everything he could to forward himself. Did he look good doing it? Only if you're willing to trust politicians to be more than the actors they must be to succeed in their field (e.g., you'll never meet a politician who admits to being an atheist. Why not? The numbers of US citizens who quietly exercise their right not to really believe is in the tens of millions). His nickname around many parts of Long Island remains "Igor" to this day.