April 6, 2007


Giuliani: Take Me Or Leave Me (Roger Simon, April 6, 2007, Politico)

Rudy Giuliani said in an interview Thursday that the standard for judging his troubled personal life should be how it affected or did not affect the job he did as mayor of New York.

...I'll turn your town into New York City, where lifestyles like mine are typical!

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 6, 2007 10:22 AM

Heh. Maybe so, but it's a fair and straightforward way to present yourself.

Posted by: Twn at April 6, 2007 10:33 AM

You're really terrified that Rudy will be the GOP nominee aren't you? And your hysterical paranoia as been showing (even as you've been taking money from the Giuliani campaign to post his ads here at the BJ)

I mean God fobid we should ever have a divorced president - like Reagan.

And God forbid we ever have a prez who had Gay friends - like Reagan did during his entire Hollywood career.

Posted by: Post at April 6, 2007 11:25 AM

We don't bother too much about the details of el Caudillo's personal life, not having lapsed into the Donatist heresy. The gay thing about Guiliani is not having homosexual friends, but shilling for baby-murder. The man has flip-flopped himself into the hopper.

Posted by: Lou Gots at April 6, 2007 12:00 PM


Everyone has gay friends. Rudy's problem is that he doesn't think his ill.

Posted by: oj at April 6, 2007 2:22 PM

Lou is right - Giuliani surely could be President, whether he is from New York or from New London or New Braunfels (TX, I believe). He could be the butch mayor and win the election.

But Rudy has totally misread the political landscape if he thinks he can soft-talk his way past abortion. The issue isn't flip-flopping; it's that he insults probably 50% of the Republican party with his unsteady, legalistic formulations to a question that even the Democratic party won't fight for (public financing). Who is he trying to impress? His wife? Nancy Pelosi?

It reminds people of McCain on his bad days, when he pokes a stick in the eye of the base. It was a very bad move by someone who appeared to know much better.

Posted by: jim hamlen at April 7, 2007 9:56 AM

He could be president if he ran as a Democrat.

Posted by: oj at April 7, 2007 1:07 PM