April 13, 2007

WHY LET THE COW'S KIDS LIVE IF YOU'RE GETTING THE MILK FOR FREE?:

Rudy's Abortion Deal-Breaker (Doug Bandow 4/13/2007, American Spectator)

Perhaps it is inevitable that a man who became a national icon also ended up politically tone deaf. He began to believe his press clipplings, sycophants surrounded him, drowning out any criticism, and the rush of White House staff wannabees left him convinced that the bandwagon could not run off-course. Rudy Giuliani obviously doesn't get it, but his support for taxpayer-paid abortions could --and certainly should--prove to be the deal- breaker for pro-life conservatives. [...]

Of course, the unsavory private life -- the tacky public announcement of his planned divorce, unseemly court fight over bringing his mistress into the city-provided mayoral residence, and estrangement from his kids -- left a nasty taste. Good policy should still be trump, but then there was Giuliani's support for abortion. It's a difficult and complex issue, but supporting abortion is different from, say, backing higher dairy subsidies.


Not that he favors much of any conservative policies either.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 13, 2007 12:00 AM
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