Is former prosecutor and New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani running for President?
His brilliant early packaging might indicate that. On cable channel AMC, which brought us "Mad Men," law-and-order Giuliani is hosting "Mob Week." He's Italian. So are most of the mob characters. Between parts of "The Godfather, Part I" last night, Giuliani appeared with his knowing smile. That facial gesture seemed a universal sign of communication about how much we law-abiding citizens really love and respect those who boldly but strategically live outside the law. Yeah, we figure. Rudy has our number. The iconic music from "The Godfather" pulls us back into a time when America had more power and hope. Nice touch for kicking off a campaign.
Last night's offering ended with Michael cementing his power by delivering a blood bath onto his enemies and the team kissing his ring. He had become the new Godfather. On some level, will we viewers make the connection between the shrewd leadership of Michael and the possible shrewd presidency of Rudy?
In art and life, there is much to play with when it comes to the theme of law. Whose law counts?