The Cassidy meeting came a day after the International Association of Fire Fighters unveiled a blistering Internet video attack that accused Giuliani of making decisions as mayor that led to firefighters' deaths on 9/11.
"I was impressed" with Thompson, Cassidy told The Post, saying they'd spoken a lot about homeland-security resources and first responders.
"He's very bright, very articulate, certainly easy to talk to . . . All the things I'd heard about him certainly seemed to be true."
He said Team Thompson asked for the meeting, adding, "I think our endorsement's important."Is Fred legitimizing their attacks?