April 11, 2007

THE CORPSE COLLECTOR FOR THE PARTY OF DEATH:

Questions on Schiavo Bedevil Giuliani (RYAN SAGER, April 11, 2007, NY Sun)

Responding to Mr. Giuliani's comments yesterday, political observers appeared both surprised by his position and confused by his lack of preparation.

"My first thought was, he didn't seem ready for the question," the president of American Values and a former Republican presidential candidate, Gary Bauer, said. "It sounded like he was thinking about his answer as the question was asked.

"I'm happy any time a competitor for the nomination tilts toward the pro-life side," Mr. Bauer said. But he added: "When you put all of it together with his other opinions on life, to be charitable, it seems confused at best."

"That's amateur hour 101," A Republican pollster, Tony Fabrizio, said. "How do you send a guy to the state, and the county, where this took place and expect you're not going to get a question?"

As for the candidate himself, Mr. Fabrizio asked: "How do you, on something like this, on something that was important to the rank and file, not know what your position was? And then how do you try to straddle it?"

Mr. Giuliani was always expected to walk a tough road as a pro-choice candidate in a prolife party. But a comment last week — during the same swing through Florida — that abortion must be funded with taxpayer dollars because it's "a constitutional right" has made the road even tougher.

If Mr. Giuliani expects to win over pro-life voters by siding with them in the Schiavo matter, he's likely to have another thing coming. "He's not going to make anybody happy," Mr. Fabrizio said. "It only probably makes them more angry. … You'll do anything to keep people alive, but you'll abort fetuses?"


That's the problem in a nutshell--he gives off the sense that he'd personally rip a fetus from the womb and eat it if it would prolong his life a day. Hillary's politics may be the same, but she seems so sorrowful about the whole matter....

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 11, 2007 10:38 AM
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"That's the problem in a nutshell--he gives off the sense that he'd personally rip a fetus from the womb and eat it if it would prolong his life a day."

Nah, you're thinking of Arlen Specter. Rudy gives the sense that he just doesn't care. In fact, he cares so little that he can't even be bothered to come up with a coherent position, and this lack of seriousness is evidence that he's not really running.

Posted by: b at April 11, 2007 12:56 PM

I have a right to keep and bear arms, will the government now pay for them?

Posted by: Dave at April 11, 2007 4:18 PM

I have a right to keep and bear arms, will the government now pay for them?

Posted by: Dave at April 11, 2007 4:22 PM
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