January 25, 2008

MAVERICK IS ALREADY THE MAN OBAMA CLAIMS TO WANT TO GROW UP TO BE:

Primary Choices: John McCain (NY Times, 1/25/08)

Senator John McCain of Arizona is the only Republican who promises to end the George Bush style of governing from and on behalf of a small, angry fringe. With a record of working across the aisle to develop sound bipartisan legislation, he would offer a choice to a broader range of Americans than the rest of the Republican field. [...]

What about the man who stood fast on Sept. 11, when others, including President Bush, went AWOL?

That man is not running for president.

The real Mr. Giuliani, whom many New Yorkers came to know and mistrust, is a narrow, obsessively secretive, vindictive man who saw no need to limit police power. Racial polarization was as much a legacy of his tenure as the rebirth of Times Square.

Mr. Giuliani’s arrogance and bad judgment are breathtaking. When he claims fiscal prudence, we remember how he ran through surpluses without a thought to the inevitable downturn and bequeathed huge deficits to his successor. He fired Police Commissioner William Bratton, the architect of the drop in crime, because he couldn’t share the limelight. He later gave the job to Bernard Kerik, who has now been indicted on fraud and corruption charges.

The Rudolph Giuliani of 2008 first shamelessly turned the horror of 9/11 into a lucrative business, with a secret client list, then exploited his city’s and the country’s nightmare to promote his presidential campaign.

The other candidates offer no better choices.

Mitt Romney’s shape-shifting rivals that of Mr. Giuliani.


Posted by Orrin Judd at January 25, 2008 8:45 AM
Comments

This is quite clearly an effort by the terrified NYT to damage McCain's chance for the nomination.

Posted by: b at January 25, 2008 1:53 PM

It can only help him.

Posted by: oj at January 25, 2008 8:32 PM

All this proves is that the Times hates Rudy more.

Posted by: PapayaSF at January 26, 2008 12:05 AM
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