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Guiliani is Done

On January 29, 2008 By

He spent a ton of time thanking all of his staff.

Check please.

Hearing he might get behind McCain. John is looking unstoppable at this point. Good stuff.

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Rudy’s “one hour” myth

On December 5, 2007 By

Rudy “9/11” Giuliani’s new advert puts forth a horribly false meme: that the Iranian hostages were released within an hour of Reagan’s inauguration (true) because Reagan was “tough on terror” (false).

Unfortunately for Rudy’s version of history, what actually happened was the release agreement was signed the day before the inaugural… and was negotiated by the Carter White House (led by Warren Christopher).

But why let facts get in the way of a good rant? “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!”

NINE ELEVEN!

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A town hall meeting from 2001 where Rudy shows what he’s all about.

Yeah, a Giuliani Administration would be a huge improvement over the chuckleheads we have now. (Rolleyes)

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For whom the bell tolls…

On October 2, 2007 By

The implosion of the GOP is the fruits of their own labor. They worked so hard to court the far-wingnut-right, especially the “Values Voters”, that those hardline evangelical groups feel entitled to get their ideal GOP candidate. They aren’t very happy.

In June, [Focus on the Family’s James Dobson] said: ?I cannot, and will not, vote for Rudy Giuliani in 2008. It is an irrevocable decision. If given a Hobson?s ? Dobson?s? ? choice between him and Sens. Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama, I will either cast my ballot for an also-ran ? or if worse comes to worst […]

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A Nation of Bedwetters

On September 26, 2007 By

This article by Rick Perlstein perfectly underlines what a bunch of sissies we’ve been over the entire Ahmadinejad visit. I’ve made this comparison elsewhere – why can’t be behave like we did when Nikita “We will bury you” Khrushchev visited during the height of the Cold War in 1959?

Nikita Khrushchev disembarked from his plane at Andrews Air Force Base to a 21-gun salute and a receiving line of 63 officials and bureaucrats, ending with President Eisenhower. He rode 13 miles with Ike in an open limousine to his guest quarters across from the White House. Then he met […]

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The possible new AG

On September 17, 2007 By

Rumors are that Michael Mukasey will be tapped by Bush to be the new Attorney General. I don’t know a lot about the man, other than the disappointing fact that he ruled that US citizen Jose Padilla could be held without charges as an “enemy combatant” by President Bush (even tho he did force the gov’t to let Padilla have access to a lawyer. Small steps, I suppose.).

However, what piqued my interest wasn’t that he’s a Yalie; it’s that his son Marc works for Giuliani’s law firm (heading up the white collar crime defense practice in NYC). Am […]

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No comment needed except… 1) Wow! and 2) It will be interesting to see how this story will play out alongside the presidential primary election cycle. Surely there will be a hailstorm of commentary on that over the next few days.

DES MOINES, Iowa – A Polk County judge on Thursday struck down Iowa’s law banning gay marriage and ordered the county recorder to permit gay and lesbian couples to marry.

Less than two hours after word of the ruling was publicized, two Des Moines men applied at the Polk County recorder’s office for a marriage license, and for the first time the application was accepted. The process of granting a license to marry in Iowa takes three days.

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The Reagan Legacy

On May 4, 2007 By

One of the big storylines out of the Republican debate was how everyone (and I do mean everyone) was trying to stake a claim to Reagan’s legacy.

Ten Republican presidential candidates wanting to replace
President Bush embraced a more popular president, conservative icon
Ronald Reagan, at every turn in their first debate of the 2008 race.

“Ronald Reagan was a president of strength,” Mitt Romney intoned. “Ronald Reagan used to say, we spend money like a drunken sailor,” said John McCain. And Rudy Giuliani praised “that Ronald Reagan optimism.”

One by one, [the ten candidates] invoked Reagan […]

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Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!

On April 13, 2007 By

TDS takes a look at the Republican frontrunners for President (McCain, Giuliani, and Romney):

Gotta love Rudy’s classic (er, creepy) cross-dressing bit.

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In the movies, Guys named Rudy always come from behind to win everyone’s heart and become the hero.

 

Sometimes it’s the small kid who always wanted to play football for Notre Dame (Rudy).

 

Sometimes it’s a reindeer with a shiny nose (and his pal the dentist elf) who save Christmas (Rudolph).

 

And sometimes it’s a mayor who divides a city […]

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