aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Romney won the straw poll
Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me! had fun with Romney’s comments on his five sons decision not to serve in Iraq in favor of doing their duty working on their father’s campaign. It was a hoot.
RELATED: I bet this one pissed off O’Reilly too:
LATER: Pam has the video of Mitt’s quote about his sons’ service.
Gays for Giuliani
I passed on posting this earlier in the week. I shouldn’t have. It’s delicious.
We’ve decided to air a 30-second version of the ad in South Carolina, where the voters need the most education about Rudy’s record. A contribution today can help us get our message out to voters in Columbia.
Rudy more Nero than hero
The favorite of Wayne Barrett’s five big lies told by Rudy Giuliani about 9/11 among bloggers so far appears to be number three:
3. Don’t blame me for 7 WTC, Rudy says. In response to his critics’ most damning sound bite, Giuliani is attempting to blame a once-valued aide for the decision to put his prized, $61 million emergency-command center in the World Trade Center, an obvious terrorist target. The 1997 decision had dire consequences on 9/11, when the city had to mobilize a response without any operational center. [...]
The 7 WTC site was the brainchild of Bill Diamond, a prominent Manhattan Republican that Giuliani had installed at the city agency handling rentals. When Diamond held a similar post in the Reagan administration a few years earlier, his office had selected the same building to house nine federal agencies. Diamond’s GOP-wired broker steered Hauer to the building, which was owned by a major Giuliani donor and fundraiser. When Hauer signed onto it, he was locked in by the limitations Giuliani had imposed on the search and the sites Diamond offered him. The mayor was so personally focused on the siting and construction of the bunker that the city administrator who oversaw it testified in a subsequent lawsuit that “very senior officials,” specifically including Giuliani, “were involved,” which he said was a major difference between this and other projects. Giuliani’s office had a humidor for cigars and mementos from City Hall, including a fire horn, police hats and fire hats, as well as monogrammed towels in his bathroom. His suite was bulletproofed and he visited it often, even on weekends, bringing his girlfriend Judi Nathan there long before the relationship surfaced. He had his own elevator.
Steve Benen says Barrett’s piece, “if read, should effectively end Giuliani’s presidential ambitions.” Kevin Drum wonders “which mud-slinging Republican opponent will finally get desperate enough to craft a Willie Horton style attack ad darkly allowing the obvious innuendo here to flit across conservative television screens?”
Now a top Rudy ally and longtime Rudy loyalist—Giuliani’s former deputy mayor, Joe Lhota—has stepped up to defend him. How? Well, Lhota says that by criticizing Rudy, first-responders are revealing that they don’t understand that it’s the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11.
And The Rocky mountain Chronicle reminds us of What New Yorkers know about Rudy Giuliani that
Coloradans ALL AMERICANS should. It ain’t pretty:
“Freedom” is so closely connected with 9/11that the new towers being erected are named after the principle. Here is how America’s Mayor views freedom:
“Freedom is not a concept in which people can do anything they want, be anything they can be. Freedom is about authority. Freedom is about the willingness of every single human being to cede to lawful authority a great deal of discretion about what you do.”
O’Reilly has nothing agains John Edwards…
With friends like these…
RELATED: Earlier in the week O’Reilly sent a Flunkie out to ambush Bill Moyers.