Tuesday, May 01, 2007


On April 1, Glenn Greenwald wrote about an incredible exchange CATO Institute President Ed Crane had with Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani at a Club for Growth meeting:

Various Republican candidates attended a meeting of Club for Growth, and afterwards, National Review's Ramesh Ponnuru spoke to Cato Institute's President Ed Crane about what they said. This brief report from Ponnuru is simply extraordinary:

Crane asked if Romney believed the president should have the authority to arrest U.S. citizens with no review. Romney said he would want to hear the pros and cons from smart lawyers before he made up his mind. […]

Crane said that he had asked Giuliani the same question a few weeks ago. The mayor said that he would want to use this authority infrequently.

The extremism and utter anti-Americanism of these statements are as self-evident as they are deeply disturbing. The Politico-sponsored GOP debate on Thursday is accepting user-submitted questions, and the one that receives the most votes will be asked. If you want to help put the Republican candidates on the record about this incredibly important issue, go and vote for the below question here (note: the format pushes the questions to the rightmost side of the page so make sure to scroll over). The voting ends tomorrow so make sure to vote as soon as possible.

by SilentPatriot on 05.01.2007 at 03:39 PM

Should the President have power to imprison U.S. citizens without charging them with a crime and without providing them a judicial forum in which they can contest the accusations against them, as the Bush administration did to American Jose Padilla?

Since there is no direct link to each question, the provided link will bring you to a page organized by which questions were submitted most recently. It is currently at the top, but if there are others submitted afterrwards (which will most likely be the case), scroll down and look for this timestamp: by SilentPatriot on 05.01.2007 at 03:39 PM

Since a second round of voting will take place online during the debate, this is just a preliminary voting period to get the question to the next round. If it gets through, we will write another post directing you towards the next vote. If Romney and Giuliani's position on imprisoning American citizens without review bothers you as much as it does me, please vote and help put all the GOP candidates on the record.

UPDATE: With the questions flooding in, the question keeps getting pushed down, now appearing on the second page. You can vote up to three times so make sure your vote(s) count! Just look for the time stamp: SilentPatriot on 05.01.2007 at 03:39 PM Be sure to click the link below the question


At 8:43 PM, Blogger Paddy said...


At 11:01 PM, Blogger ohdave said...

I have a transcript of the interview, excerpt below:

CFG: Who among you can kiss our ass the hardest? You first, Rudy.

RG: I can kiss your ass as hard as I kissed George Bush's on 9/11. Did I mention I was mayor of NYC on 9/11? I didn't know if you saw me on 9/11. I was there. On 9/11.

MR: If I may. As president, my lips will be so puckered for your wonderful asses you will think I ate 20 limes with a lemonade chaser. I'm serious.

RG: I say no taxes for anyone making over 200,000.

MR: I say no taxes for anyone in Club for Growth.

CFG: Now, boys, here's the really important question. Who is willing to kiss our asses... in drag?

I've had too much to drink. Prepping for Drinking Liberally.

At 1:19 AM, Anonymous mike in nz said...

A quick way to get to S Patriot's question is to use the search function, and filter by "most popular" where, oddly, it is the first one you find!

At 10:07 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike in NZ's advice is good, but it gets better - once you sort by "most popular" you'll see the EXACT SAME QUESTION 3 times in the top 20 (submitted by different questioners). You can VOTE FOR ALL 3. It'll be interesting to see if they really ask this one.


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