April 20, 2007

THE MORE THEY KNOW THE LESS THEY LIKE:

Rudy showing off his flip side (DAVID SALTONSTALL and CELESTE KATZ, 4/19/07, NY DAILY NEWS)

It happened again yesterday - the pro-choice Giuliani was quick to applaud the Supreme Court ruling upholding a partial-birth abortion ban, calling it "the correct conclusion."

But when he was preparing to run against Sen. Hillary Clinton in 2000, Giuliani opposed a partial-birth abortion ban for New York, saying he would "preserve the option for women" and that he did not foresee ever changing his view. [...]

The calculus has divided Giuliani into the old Rudy and the new Rudy.

Just this week, Giuliani said the Virginia Tech tragedy "does not alter the Second Amendment." Since he began running for President, he has said he believes states should have the power to set gun laws.

But as mayor and as a Senate candidate before dropping out for health reasons, Giuliani strongly favored mandatory federal licensing of handguns, and backed an assault weapon ban and a waiting period for gun purchases.

And while as mayor he declared the flat tax, where everyone pays the same amount, a "terrible mistake for urban areas," he seemed much more open to the idea last month while accepting the endorsement of Mr. Flat Tax himself, Steve Forbes.


There was never a chance that his candidacy could withstand Republicans learning that he'd done more than respond well on 9-11. His record makes him unnominatable.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 20, 2007 6:45 PM
Comments

Il Duce has it backwards, as befits his weaselly flip-flopping. It is not that guns in the hands of civil society are a good thing because of the Second Amendment, but that the Second Amendment is a good thing because it supports guns in the hands of civil society.

The same weaselly flip-flopping marks his pronouncements on the Kindermord.

Posted by: Lou Gots at April 21, 2007 3:29 AM
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