February 5, 2008
“In contrast to Giuliani’s take-charge attitude, the incompetent boob presiding over New Orleans, Ray Nagin, raged as wildly as Katrina: “To those who would criticize, where the hell were you?” roared Mayor Culpa, pointing the finger in all directions. “Where the hell were you?” In a town you’re not the mayor of, happily.”
January 28, 2008
But I agree with Allahpundit that Rudy’s awesome new ad is too little too late.
January 8, 2008
I like John McCain. He seems like the sort of guy you could have a beer with, right up to the moment where he smashes the bottle on the table and jams it in your face over something you said six years ago. I like Rudy Guiliani, partly because his second-term sex scandal would involve someone closer to Teri Hatcher’s age than Jamie Lynn Spears. But mostly because he is smart, agrees with me on enough things, and does not appear to have a heart ruled by sentiment. I do not want a National Dad or even a Cool Brother (double-meaning unintended) for the President; I want someone with JFK’s optimism, Roosevelt’s steel, Truman’s irascibility, and so forth.
Does not appear to have a heart ruled by sentiment. That is exactly why I love Rudy but could never phrase it quite so well. I am not looking for a candidate who feels things deeply. I don’t want tears. I don’t want goofy slogans on change (I maintain that Obama is an empty suit and will be easier to beat than Hillary–but that’s a post for another day). I also don’t want the answer to policy questions to be “because G-d said so.” Much as I do believe in G-d, I just don’t think He takes a position on illegal immigration. I want a minimum of emoting and an excess of steely resolve to hunt down those that want to hurt us and kill them. We all know Rudy is the man to do that.
September 22, 2007
Oh Rudy. You have got to be kidding me.