Gov. Rudy?

The NY Post reports that Rudy Giuliani is mulling a run for governor in New York, should David Paterson be forced to resign, leading to a special election in November. At first, I thought the idea was pretty absurd. After all, Giuliani badly damaged his brand by running a disastrous presidential campaign, lost the good will he earned for his leadership on 9/11, and may have alienated New Yorkers by his moves to the right. But then again, the Republican Party in New York is in desperate shape, so the nomination is likely his if he wants it. And Andrew Cuomo, who would likely be the Democratic nominee, would be far from a shoo-in, especially after two Democratic resignations. It still seems to me a remote possibility because a lot of things would have to come together. But never say never.