March 26, 2007

IS IT JUST ME...:

The personal is political: Giuliani's propensity for the weird has GOP worried (CRAIG GORDON, March 26, 2007, Newsday)

Rudolph Giuliani's own campaign once called it the "weirdness factor."

In 1993, aides fretted that voters would look askance at him for his 14-year marriage to his second cousin, later annulled.

Then last week, the latest Mrs. Giuliani injected a twist into his White House campaign, with revelations of a "secret" third husband.

For longtime Giuliani-watchers, it was just a fresh chapter in the long-running Rudy drama - the kind of made-for-tabloids story that left his aides scrambling and people scratching their heads about his would-be first lady Judith Nathan Giuliani. But the story pointed up a fear among some Republicans as Giuliani sits in the frontrunner's spot: that the ex-mayor's personal and political foibles, mostly shrugged off at home, won't wear well nationally, because voters want to see their candidate as commander-in-chief material and not tabloid fodder.

"There are people who if they support Rudy, they'll be keeping their fingers tightly crossed that there's no other embarrassing episode in the media. They've got a lot on the line here," said one Republican familiar with Giuliani's hunt for GOP endorsements.


...or is it suggestive that the Mayor and Marv Albert have never been seen together? You shake this closet hard enough and the transvestite dominatrii are bound to come tumbling out.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 26, 2007 4:05 PM
Comments

I'd vote for Marv too.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at March 27, 2007 8:32 AM
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