May 9, 2007

The "Hold On to the Hashpipe" Press is Already Out of Rudy Options

It's well over a year and a half to go and the Rudy surge is already giving the media and Clintonistas a blockage that a high-colonic with a fire hose cannot move.

The current desperation play is to haul out stuff about Rudy and abortion in.... well.... in the last decade of the last century to somehow prove he's toast at this distance out from the November '08 tape.

"New York mayor show that he and his then-wife, Donna Hanover, made personal donations to national, state and city chapters of Planned Parenthood totaling $900 in 1993, 1994, 1998 and 1999."
Oh, gasp! Shock! Horror! Oh, you guys have just got to be kidding if you think that that factoid is something that slithers from the invisible to the obscure.

[By the way, Politico dudes, is that $900 a year or $900 total across four years? And a follow-up. You note that "he and his then-wife" made the donations. Did they both sign the checks or was it from a joint account. Did it have a letter signed by both or one of them? If the latter, which of the two was it? That's the level of reporting we expect from those who call themselves a "Politico." You say you've got the documents. Put 'em online. Be "The Smoking Gun" of the Wonkette Set.]

The only things more invisible than this moldy factoid are the small neural circuits at The Politico. This has all the significance to the presidential race of the size of Mike Gravel's magic moose tooth.

Dudes, you've just got to put down the pipe and detox enough to know that if, in the fullness of time, it does come down to a choice between taking the Hill Pill and Rudy, his position on abortion then or now won't matter one whit.

We realize better than most that it is hard, DAMN hard, to come up with new stuff on the 08 campaign every day.... especially when most sane people are already sick to death of it and won't care about it at all until, say, October 08..... but, Politicos, you've got to do better than reporting on the 1990s in 2007. That's just basic.

We liked you more when you were reading dumb gotcha questions off the monitors last week during your lip-locked match-up with Chris Matthews. At least you had better suits.

Posted by Vanderleun at May 9, 2007 9:49 AM
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Only one thing I care about in a Presidential candidate. Is he/she qualified to be Commander-in-Chief?

Always ask yourself, "Is he/she tough enough to deal with our enemies? Does he/she have a backbone of stainless steel? Will he/she command the respect and loyalty of our armed forces?"

I's a tough standard. Not many measure up.

At least Rudy has some accomplishments to point to. He has commanded the largest police force in America. And gotten results. He has faced down and jailed members of the "Family." He kept his cool and worked the problem in a postive fashion on 9/11.

He may not be the MAN. We'll see. That's why we have the campaign. But why turn it into an 18 month torture test for the voters? I'm burned out on it already.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at May 9, 2007 8:04 PM

There is a measure of desperation among the left regarding certain electable republican candidates.

For all his flaws and soft liberalism, Rudy is genuinely electable and that scares them.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at May 11, 2007 7:19 PM

You're talking about people still carrying Vietnam. Putting down the hashpipe aint half their worries.

Posted by: Alan Kellogg at May 11, 2007 8:59 PM

Well, today "Dr." Dobson of that 'Focus on the Family' group has come out and said that he will not support Guiliani.

I would suppose from this annoucement that he'll pass that on to who ever he thinks he's got influence with.

It ain't just the Democrats who are acting like a deer in the headlights.

Posted by: Eric Blair at May 17, 2007 8:24 PM