My Weekly AMERICAblog Column
The Week That Was 4/13/2007
Another Week. More preposterousness to report.
You've done a heckuva job Rudy!
In one week The Rudester has admitted to favoring publicly funded abortion (in winger world, roughly equal to tea time with Mephistopheles), shown he knows not the difference between Sunni and Shia (where have we seen this movie before?) and has displayed zero understanding of how our health care system works. Didn't you get the memo Rudy, being stupid is "out" in Republican circles (or at least being so stupid the PR guys can't cover it up). It hasn't done good things for your party brand, if you hadn't noticed.
Add in a dash of Bernard Kerik and a hint of Mrs. Rudy #3 hanging out at Cabinet meetings should he become prez (Note to Rudy: Republicans don't like women at private gatherings where the serious stuff is to be discussed, you know, like throw weights), and it's been a helluva week for the 9/11 hero. You know, the guy who brilliantly built his counter-terrorist HQ in New York in the most likely spot to be attacked by terrorists (and of course was--and was destroyed).
Although, showing he does on some level understand the Republican base down South, he took a pass on the Confederate Flag and whether southern states should apologize for slavery. Tell 'em you'll name Imus as your running mate, and you might hit the trifecta!
So, ok, he may not hate woman and gays enough to make the South happy, but will hating African-Americans pick up the slack? We'll see, I guess.
I still gotta wonder, however, how soon it is until we get the Rudy Death Watch, much like we've gotten the McCain Death Watch? Polls now show him losing to Edwards by six points in the general election and we also just got this nugget of fun from Rasmussen:
Giuliani has seen his poll numbers decline on several fronts in recent weeks. While he remains the frontrunner in polls for the GOP nomination, his support fell nine percentage points in a week when Fred Thompson's name was added. Additionally, Giuliani has lost his leads over New York Senator Hillary Clinton and Illinois Senator Barack Obama. His favorables have tumbled from 71% in December to 58% today. Giuliani stumbled in a television interview recently and suggested his wife might be an advisor at Cabinet meetings. He also repeated his support for public funding of abortions, a position not likely to help his cause in a GOP primary.Quick Rudy, time to remind us on 9/11 you were the mayor on 9/11 when the terrorists attacked on 9/11! So what if you can't place Afghanistan on a map and think that under Sharia Law, men have to wear those veils--you know those Birkenstocks--over their heads.
Did you know they also had to cover their heads on 9/11?