August 16, 2007


Republican Giuliani: "Leave my family alone" (Ellen Wulfhorst, 8/16/07, Reuters)

Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani, whose strained relations with his children have drawn unwelcome attention in the race for U.S. president, asked on Thursday that voters "leave my family alone."

Having treated them with such contempt, he's in no position to chide others.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 16, 2007 6:04 PM

Sure he is. Family business is still family business. If his family wants to air things out in public (more than things already have been) then they can do so, but some random stranger should still show a little class.

The 2008 campaign (looks certain to be Rudy vs. Hillary at this point) is going to be unimaginably vicious. Hillary & the Dems play for keeps, Rudy has some huge negatives, and the media is going to take "left-wing bias" to new levels.

Posted by: b at August 16, 2007 6:33 PM

Orrin, is it about time for a pool? Pick who's going to be on the Democrat ticket and who is going be on the Republican ticket. You say Maverick and b (and most of the kids over at AOSHQ) says Rudy. Everybody says Hilly for the Dems (but I'm still pulling for Lyndon LaRouche).
So give the slavering masses a pool to keep us entertained.

Posted by: Bryan at August 16, 2007 6:59 PM

The real pool is for the date oj endorses Hillary. I take March 15, 2008.

Posted by: Ibid at August 16, 2007 8:21 PM

There are no random strangers when you run for office. If he wants to protect them from questions about how he misused them he should have the grace not to run.

Posted by: oj at August 16, 2007 9:41 PM

Hillary would certainly be preferable to Giuliani or Tancredo. McCain will beat her handily.

Posted by: oj at August 16, 2007 9:42 PM

There is no McCain

Posted by: Jonny at August 16, 2007 10:42 PM

Darn. Missed by only 211 days.

Posted by: Ibid at August 16, 2007 11:05 PM

And people wonder that NH is trending blue?

Posted by: ratbert at August 16, 2007 11:13 PM

Heck, Bill Clinton would be the best candidate from either party in this race. Jeb not running has left a big hole on the Right.

Posted by: oj at August 16, 2007 11:26 PM