March 23, 2007

THERE'S NO OVERCOMING THE WEIRDO FACTOR:

RUDY JUDI'S BOMBSHELL: REVEALS THAT HE'S HER THIRD HUSBAND (ANDREA PEYSER and MAGGIE HABERMAN, March 23, 2007, NY Post)

Rudy Giuliani's wife, Judith, made a shocking revelation yesterday that stunned even those close to the White House hopeful - he isn't her second husband, but her third.

"Something I will share with you is that, since I haven't done [many] interviews . . . Rudy and I have both been married three times," Judith told The Post.


Once you get past 9-11, and in a two year presidential campaign you eventually will, the most distinctive thing to Americans about Rudy Giuliani is going to be his oddness.


MORE:
As '08 Candidate, Giuliani Strikes a New Tone on Guns (RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA, 3/23/07, NY Times)

As mayor of New York City, Rudolph W. Giuliani became the favorite Republican of gun control advocates.

He spoke in favor of a licensing system for gun owners that would require trigger locks and firearms training, and he lobbied Congress to outlaw most military-style assault weapons. He was the only Republican mayor to join a lawsuit by dozens of cities against the gun industry, and he complained that Southern states had lax gun laws that fed the illegal weapons trade in the Northeast.

"It was very important to have a visible Republican to make the case that this wasn't some liberal Democratic agenda," said Paul Helmke, a former Republican mayor of Fort Wayne, Ind., and the president of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence. "I was at the signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House when Bill Clinton signed the crime bill with the assault weapons ban, and Giuliani had the most prominent seat in the front row."

But as a presidential candidate, Mr. Giuliani now talks very differently about guns as he tries to allay the concerns of Republican primary voters.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 23, 2007 9:57 AM
Comments

That's so 90s, oj.

Posted by: Sandy P at March 23, 2007 4:38 PM

El Caudillo is a scary guy, not that there's anything wrong with that. People need to have respect.

Posted by: Lou Gots at March 23, 2007 8:39 PM

In the end, people will probably vote for the candidate who calls a Code Pink traitor exactly that. Listening to Murtha on the House floor today, my guess is that most Republicans want a President who will wonder aloud if the hard Left loves death and defeat more than it does democracy. Only Rudy would say something like that. McCain, for all his 'toughness' on the war, has been rhetorically circumspect since his statement on the Senate floor on 9/12 - "May God have mercy on them, because we won't".

Carrying the fight to the terrorists into 2009 and beyond is going to mean stepping on a lot of toes in distant parts of the world, as well as staking out a clear position here at home (vis a vis Congress and the courts). I don't see McCain having the spine for it. None of the Dems are even in the same zip code, and Romney is late to the party.

Posted by: ratbert at March 23, 2007 9:56 PM
« NATIONALIZATION HAVING FAILED SO SPECTACULARLY IN THE PAST, ON TO THE NEXT NATIONALIZATION? | Main | CATCHING UP TO THE REBEL-IN-CHIEF: »