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Rudy: I'm a strict constructionist (can someone document his appointment record?)
Race42008 ^ | 2/3/07 | Dave G.

Posted on 02/03/2007 4:44:05 PM PST by RepublicanPOTUSin08

Following is a transcript of Mayor Giuliani’s address today to the SC GOP’s executive committee in Columbia, South Carolina, with regard to the mayor’s judicial philosophy:

"On the Federal judiciary I would want judges who are strict constructionists because I am. I’m a lawyer. I’ve argued cases in the Supreme Court. I’ve argued cases in the Court of Appeals in different parts of the country. I have a very, very strong view that for this country to work, for our freedoms to be protected, judges have to interpret not invent the Constitution. Otherwise you end up, when judges invent the constitution, with your liberties being hurt. Because legislatures get to make those decisions and the legislature in South Carolina might make that decision one way and the legislature in California a different one. And that’s part of our freedom and when that’s taken away from you that’s terrible. President Bush has the great model because I think as the President he did appointed (sic) some really good ones and both of them are former colleagues of mine - Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito. Justice Scalia is a former colleague of mine. Somebody that … I think Chief Justice Roberts is a great chief justice and he’s young and he can have a long career and that’s probably the reason the President and Vice President chose him. I think those are the kinds of justices I would appoint – Scalia, Alito and Roberts. If you can find anybody as good as that, you are very, very fortunate."

I don’t know how the mayor can say it any more clearly than that.

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Found this on a Republican 2008 blog. Seems promising!
1 posted on 02/03/2007 4:44:08 PM PST by RepublicanPOTUSin08
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To: RepublicanPOTUSin08

How would he square such appointments with his pro abortion views?


2 posted on 02/03/2007 4:46:04 PM PST by KantianBurke
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To: Blackirish; Jameison; Sabramerican; BunnySlippers; tkathy; veronica; Roccus; Jake The Goose; ...

((((( PING PING PING )))))


3 posted on 02/03/2007 4:47:41 PM PST by BunnySlippers (SAY YES TO RUDY !!!)
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To: RepublicanPOTUSin08

Republican Big-Wigs Support Pro-Abortion Event in NY

Pro-abortion Governor George Pataki and New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who also

supports unrestricted abortion, are co-chairs of the 2000 Choice Award Presentation to be

held on May 30 at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. The event is sponsored by the

Republican Pro-Choice Coalition, a group that is campaigning for the removal of the pro-life

plank from the Republican National Platform.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0611/14/acd.01.html


4 posted on 02/03/2007 4:48:02 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: BunnySlippers

Thank you much! Received the same thing in email. The campaign is busy even on Saturday. YEA!


5 posted on 02/03/2007 4:48:52 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Broken Glass Republican -- Rudy/Newt -- Take back the House and Senate in 2008)
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To: RepublicanPOTUSin08

Where does this "Strict Constructionist" stand on the 2nd Amendment?


6 posted on 02/03/2007 4:49:10 PM PST by SIDENET (Everybody was kung-fu fighting)
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To: areafiftyone


Looks like you're not on the ping list. :)


7 posted on 02/03/2007 4:52:29 PM PST by BunnySlippers (SAY YES TO RUDY !!!)
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To: RepublicanPOTUSin08
I don't believe him (...her)


8 posted on 02/03/2007 4:52:42 PM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: PhiKapMom

I wonder why I'm not receiving email. I signed up for it. I'll do it again.


9 posted on 02/03/2007 4:53:25 PM PST by BunnySlippers (SAY YES TO RUDY !!!)
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To: RepublicanPOTUSin08

10 posted on 02/03/2007 4:53:43 PM PST by flashbunny (If the founding fathers were alive today, they'd be plucking feathers and boiling tar.)
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To: RepublicanPOTUSin08
A liberal like Rudy will say anything to get elected.
His ideas are aligned with the democrat platform and against the Republican platform.
11 posted on 02/03/2007 4:55:17 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ("Remember the Alamo, Goliad and WACO, It is Time for a new San Jacinto")
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran

The bots will swallow anything said in their determination to maintain power. As for the GOP platform, its a document made of wax i.e. it'll conform to whatever is shoved within its borders.


12 posted on 02/03/2007 4:58:25 PM PST by KantianBurke
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To: Mr. Brightside; areafiftyone; Jim Robinson
Well, he's got more confidence in this gender than you do.

That's a start.

And he's prolly gonna win the general election...and go on to define the enemy and victory itself.

But wait, hasn't Bush defined the enemy...Yup...Islam is the religion of peace.

Hasn't Bush define victory...yep....well, nope.

But let's keep on fightin.

13 posted on 02/03/2007 4:59:01 PM PST by Dark Skies ("He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that" ... John Stuart Mill)
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To: EternalVigilance

Ping. It's starting up again

"Rudy will appoint strict constructionist Supreme court judges.' Yeah, right.


14 posted on 02/03/2007 4:59:26 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: BunnySlippers; areafiftyone; Jim Robinson
I think this site is for anti-war social conservatives.

Who cares about islam...let's stop abortion. Hey, dude, git your paws off my gun.

15 posted on 02/03/2007 5:01:54 PM PST by Dark Skies ("He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that" ... John Stuart Mill)
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To: Dark Skies
Pro-gay rights. Pro-abortion. Pro-gun control.

I don't see anything likable about him.
16 posted on 02/03/2007 5:01:54 PM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: SIDENET

"Where does this "Strict Constructionist" stand on the 2nd Amendment?"



All over it, grinding it into the ground under his feet!


18 posted on 02/03/2007 5:05:32 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (BUAIDH NO BAS, JUST SAY NO TO RINO!)
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To: RepublicanPOTUSin08
On the Federal judiciary I would want judges who are strict constructionists because I am.

This is almost impossible to believe and it sounds like
something from Kerry's play-book.

Nice try Rudy, but were not the Left drinking from the Koolaid fountain.

19 posted on 02/03/2007 5:05:34 PM PST by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: Dark Skies

Well, that does it. Bye bye, troll.


20 posted on 02/03/2007 5:07:32 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: KantianBurke

On the site, they seem to suggest he'd say he's pro-choice, but doesn't think there's a constitutional right to an abortion (doesn't think RvW was correctly decided).


21 posted on 02/03/2007 5:08:48 PM PST by RepublicanPOTUSin08
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To: RepublicanPOTUSin08

Does anybody have a list of Rudy's appointments as governor of NY so we could judge him?


22 posted on 02/03/2007 5:08:56 PM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: Mr. Brightside

Great request. Lets see him prove it.


23 posted on 02/03/2007 5:12:27 PM PST by MaxMax (God Bless America)
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To: Dark Skies
We are at war.

And your conclusion to that fact is that we need a liberal president? Why then stop with Rudy?

Why not vote for Hillary and get the real deal?

24 posted on 02/03/2007 5:13:22 PM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: Mr. Brightside

Rudy was mayor of NYC. Mayors don't get to appoint judges. I have heard though that Rudy worked for Ronald Reagan's Justice Department.


25 posted on 02/03/2007 5:14:36 PM PST by RepublicanPOTUSin08
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To: Mr. Brightside
That's a good point. They should be scrutinized.
26 posted on 02/03/2007 5:16:42 PM PST by BunnySlippers (SAY YES TO RUDY !!!)
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To: Mr. Brightside

Not sure Mayor Giuliani was governor of New York State.

...just sayin'...


27 posted on 02/03/2007 5:19:24 PM PST by IslandJeff (that for every right there is a duty, for every benefit an obligation)
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To: RepublicanPOTUSin08
I don’t know how the mayor can say it any more clearly than that.

That line wouldn't be funny, except for the fact that he stumbled incoherently through the speech, and that it's pure lip service.

28 posted on 02/03/2007 5:20:13 PM PST by EternalVigilance (With Republicans like these, who needs Democrats?)
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To: BunnySlippers; RepublicanPOTUSin08; IslandJeff

First of all I meant, mayor, not governor.

Secondly here is one New Yorkers take on Rudy's appointmets while in office:

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While he was the “Republican Mayor” of New York City he appointed more than 60 men and women to the Civil, Criminal, and Family Court benchs. In all of those judicial appointment not one of them was a Republican.

All of his judical appointments were either registered Liberals or registered Democrats. As the “Republican Mayor” he had appointment power over more than 70 full commissioners in more than 50 City agencies, yet at no time during his administration did REPUBLICANS account for more than 10% of those appointments.

He even appointed Chuck Schumers wife as the City’s Department of Transportation Commissioner.


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http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/archives/9054.html


29 posted on 02/03/2007 5:33:58 PM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: MaxMax

Post #29 was also to you.


30 posted on 02/03/2007 5:35:41 PM PST by Mr. Brightside
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To: BunnySlippers

Thanks for the ping... just home and trying to catch up.

Although something is wrong, the thread appears to be spam free!... ;)


31 posted on 02/03/2007 5:37:05 PM PST by DKNY ("You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." --Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Mr. Brightside

"While he was the “Republican Mayor” of New York..."
Good stuff. (why do so many here support the country club, rockefeller type, pretend Repubs?)


32 posted on 02/03/2007 5:42:42 PM PST by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: RepublicanPOTUSin08; BunnySlippers
Thanks for posting this. I saw this a few weeks ago.

As I posted previously, a person can be pro legal abortion, but NOT believe it's the role of the Supreme Court to be activist and read constitutional rights that aren't there into the text - a legal distinction some can't understand.

33 posted on 02/03/2007 6:09:47 PM PST by Victoria Delsoul
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To: Mr. Brightside
"While he was the “Republican Mayor” of New York City he appointed more than 60 men and women to the Civil, Criminal, and Family Court benchs. In all of those judicial appointment not one of them was a Republican.

All of his judical appointments were either registered Liberals or registered Democrats. As the “Republican Mayor” he had appointment power over more than 70 full commissioners in more than 50 City agencies, yet at no time during his administration did REPUBLICANS account for more than 10% of those appointments.

He even appointed Chuck Schumers wife as the City’s Department of Transportation Commissioner."

Ouch!

34 posted on 02/03/2007 6:20:58 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: RepublicanPOTUSin08

talk, as we all well know, is cheap.


35 posted on 02/03/2007 6:23:00 PM PST by WhiteGuy (GOP Congress - 16,000 earmarks costing US $50 billion in 2006 - PAUL2008)
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To: Jim Robinson

Doesn't sound too much like a conservative to me.


36 posted on 02/03/2007 6:28:34 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for SSgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: KantianBurke

the two things don't have anything to do with each other.

you pro-lifers - WAKE UP. there is one chance to get Roe overturned, we are one justice away from it. If a Dem wins the white house in 2008, she will replace 3 justices, and Roe will be settled law in the US for the next 30 years.

a pro-choice R can appoint a judge who would toss Roe given the right case, that won't make abortion illegal - it will simply send it to the states where it belongs.


37 posted on 02/03/2007 6:29:05 PM PST by oceanview
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To: KantianBurke

How would he square such appointments with his pro abortion views?




Perfectly ....overturn Ror V Wade and toss it back to the states.


38 posted on 02/03/2007 6:31:35 PM PST by Blackirish (David Dinkins:"Rudy as President is kind of frightening.My question will be, will I move to Bermuda")
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To: Jim Robinson

39 posted on 02/03/2007 6:32:49 PM PST by IslandJeff (that for every right there is a duty, for every benefit an obligation)
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To: Mr. Brightside

you do not understand how the political machine in NYC works.

I guarantee you for example, that positions appointed on staten island - were republicans. but its just not possible in the other boroughs.


40 posted on 02/03/2007 6:34:33 PM PST by oceanview
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To: oceanview

I don't see much room for an abortionist to be lecturing conservatives.


41 posted on 02/03/2007 6:36:43 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: oceanview

And how does the political machine work in DC? Do you not realize how difficult it is to get constitutionalist judges confirmed through the senate? And that's even with a Republican majority. I do not trust an abortionist, gay rights gungrabber to nominate constitutionalist judges much less go to the mat against liberals and RINOs to fight for their confirmations. It would be far too easy to say "the political machine won't allow it to happen."


42 posted on 02/03/2007 6:42:33 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Thank you!


43 posted on 02/03/2007 6:44:08 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: PhiKapMom

Over the last month or two there has been a good deal of public opinion polling on the 2008 Republican primary race. I thought it would be helpful to take a step back and take a closer look at how voters - particularly Republican primary voters - feel about Rudy Giuliani and why we think we are well-positioned heading in to the primary season.

Americans Have a Highly Favorable Opinion of Mayor Giuliani
Entering the 2008 primary season, Rudy Giuliani is uniquely positioned among potential Republican candidates because of his extremely high favorability ratings. Recent public opinion polling shows Mayor Giuliani with 61% approval among adults across the country - according to the ABC News/Washington Post poll (Jan. 16-19, 2007). The well respected, bipartisan Battleground Poll (Jan 8-11, 2007) shows the Mayor with 65% favorability among likely voters. More importantly, Mayor Giuliani shows an 81% favorable rating among Republicans and only 10% with an unfavorable opinion.

According to the Battleground poll, Mayor Giuliani also has surprisingly high favorability ratings beyond the base:

70% of independents are favorable,
70% of 35-44 year olds,
74% of married women,
73% of households married with children,
52% of minority voters
The Mayor also enjoys strong approval among white evangelical Christians (76%) and self-described conservative Republicans (82%).
In an even more recent poll, Gallup (Jan. 25-28, 2007) finds Mayor Giuliani also leads among Republicans on 7 of 10 key issues including terrorism, the economy, healthcare and fighting crime. He also leads on 11 of 15 key candidate attributes - including "better understands the problems faced by ordinary Americans", "would manage government more effectively" and what I believe to be the single most important factor - "is the stronger leader."

In sum, while we fully expect these polls to tighten in the months and weeks to come, Republican voters genuinely know and like Rudy Giuliani.

The Mayor Performs Well in Opinion Polls
The Mayor's exceptionally strong approval ratings also translate in to an advantage on Republican primary ballot tests. In 11 of 13 ballot tests in respected national public opinion polls [Fox News, Newsweek, Time Gallup, CNN, NBC/Wall Street Journal, ABC/Washington Post] since last November, Mayor Giuliani has a lead - in fact, his lead is on average, more than 5-points over the next closest candidate. And his ballot strength began to trend upward after the 2006 midterm elections.

Mayor Giuliani Leads in Key 2008 Primary States
Mayor Giuliani also leads in a series of other states that will likely prove critical in the 2008 Republican primary:

State
Mayor Giuliani
Closest Competitor
Source

California 33% 19% (Gingrich) ARG - Jan. 11-17
Florida 30% 16% (Gingrich) ARG - Jan. 4-9
Illinois 33% 24% (McCain) ARG - Jan. 11-14
Michigan 34% 24% (McCain) ARG - Jan. 4-7
Nevada 31% 25% (McCain) ARG - Dec. 19-23, '06
New Jersey 39% 21% (McCain) Quinnipiac - Jan. 16-22
North Carolina 34% 26% (McCain) ARG - Jan. 11-15
Ohio 30% 22% (McCain) Quinnipiac - Jan. 23-28
Pennsylvania 35% 25% (McCain) ARG Jan. 4-8
Texas 28% 26% (McCain) Baselice Jan. 17-21

Conclusion
Recent polling continues to suggest Mayor Giuliani is very well positioned within the party - particularly when compared to other potential Republican candidates - to win the nomination.

Mayor Giuliani's favorable public opinion stems not only from his extraordinary leadership in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and in the uncertainty that followed, but also from a remarkably strong record of accomplishments in fighting crime and turning around New York City's economy in the 1990's


44 posted on 02/03/2007 6:46:37 PM PST by Blackirish (David Dinkins:"Rudy as President is kind of frightening.My question will be, will I move to Bermuda")
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To: oceanview

You still are under the impression that Rudy can win. I don't think he has or ever will have a chance to win.


45 posted on 02/03/2007 6:49:12 PM PST by upsdriver
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To: Mr. Brightside
For that matter, I'm puzzled why, if fighting the war is the only issue that matters, Joe Lieberman is not the preferred candidate.

Is it because Lieberman is nominally a Democrat, and Giuliani nominally a Republican? There is little difference between the two otherwise.

46 posted on 02/03/2007 6:49:32 PM PST by B Knotts (Newt '08!)
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To: Jim Robinson

NYC is 9:1 Dem registration, Giuliani's election here was a miracle - 2100+ murders a year can do that to a city. the Dem party apparatus that controls alot of other things in the City, its hard for the election of one mayor to instantly clean out things entrenched over many decades.

at the federal level, we know that openly anti-Roe picks have zero chance of confirmation. all our candidates are "stealth" picks, short of 60 strong pro-life senators (which we know we aren't going to have anytime soon). I can see why Rudy is talking about this issue, he knows its something he is going to have to address specifically as the primaries unfold.

But if a Dem is elected in 2008 - we know who those judges are going to be with 100% certainty, and the makeup of the SCOTUS - the ones sure to retire, the ones who are getting old - what is the pro-life movement going to do when faced with the guarantee that Roe will be in place for the next 30 years? I am personally pro-life, but 34 years of Roe - there has to be some movement off that dime now, another 30 years? - the political force of the pro-life movement will be non-existent in the face of it.

2008 is a rough year, if we had some solid conservative candidate ready to go, I think that person would have emerged already and there would be some "buzz" and money flowing in that direction.


47 posted on 02/03/2007 7:12:00 PM PST by oceanview
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To: RepublicanPOTUSin08
This is a partial transcript from "Hannity & Colmes," July 20, 2005...

COLMES: Now, on abortion — now, you are pro-choice, right?

GIULIANI: Yes.

COLMES: You're a pro-choice Republican.

GIULIANI: I am.

~snip~

COLMES: Now, Roe vs. Wade -- You are pro-choice. How important is it to you as a pro-choice Republican to have a pro-choice on the court as someone...

GIULIANI: That is not the critical factor. And what's important to me is to have a very intelligent, very honest, very good lawyer on the court. And he fits that category, in the same way Justice Ginsburg fit that category.

I mean, she was — she maybe came at it from a very different political background, very qualified lawyer, very smart person.

48 posted on 02/03/2007 7:12:50 PM PST by narses ("Freedom is about authority." - Rudolph Giuliani)
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To: upsdriver

the nomination, or the general election? I agree with you, getting the nomination will be very difficult.


49 posted on 02/03/2007 7:13:23 PM PST by oceanview
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To: MaxMax
While he was the “Republican Mayor” of New York City he appointed more than 60 men and women to the Civil, Criminal, and Family Court benchs. In all of those judicial appointment not one of them was a Republican.

All of his judical appointments were either registered Liberals or registered Democrats. As the “Republican Mayor” he had appointment power over more than 70 full commissioners in more than 50 City agencies, yet at no time during his administration did REPUBLICANS account for more than 10% of those appointments.

He even appointed Chuck Schumers wife as the City’s Department of Transportation Commissioner.


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http://www.thecarpetbaggerreport.com/archives/9054.html
50 posted on 02/03/2007 7:14:19 PM PST by narses ("Freedom is about authority." - Rudolph Giuliani)
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