No, not Fred, but New York City Comptoller William Thompson. In a story posted by the Politico last night in response to Giuliani’s appearance on Katie Couric, Thompson was quoted as saying that his auditors were “stonewalled” when they tried to look into the matter of Giuliani’s security expenses. However, not until the 13th paragraph does the story note that Thompson is a Democrat. Left out of the story completely is the fact that Thompson has designs on running for mayor in 2009, and has been raising money for over a year. Does that automatically invalidate everything he says? No. But it’s certainly a relevant detail to consider.