No, the title does not refer to a bad joke about Rudy's family (but the fact that we had to make that clear shows just how deep that narrative has settled).
The title refers to baseball. As in the Yankees.
Because it seems to us that Hiz Honor is slowly, but surely, being "John Kerry'd" on the issue of his 9/11 "leadership".
And the jury is still out (wayyyyyyy out) on whether or not Rudy was as much of a "hero" during the attacks of 9/11 as Kerry was during the War in Vietnam.
Which means that Rudy's communication team is still "sorting out" their margin for error with the voters.
And it's only August of 2007.