Although Rudy is not my pick, I’d still offer a loud applause to your comment. President Bush has played Mr. Nice Guy far too long and hesitated in too many areas trying to be “politically correct” (imho Iraq should have been turned into a parking lot a long time ago) so perhaps a Rudy who plays hardball to get the job done would be a welcome relief.
You say "perhaps a Rudy who plays hardball to get the job done would be a welcome relief." But he's not playing hardball "to get the job done." He was punishing people who are trying to protect abused children who are wards of the court, interfering in the awarding of city contracts so his campaign contributors will get their payoff, destroying the careers of ordinary citizens who criticized any aspect of his administration.
Naturally as conservatives we hoot and high-five when the Left's bull is gored. But this stuff has much wider, deeper, and dirtier ramifications. It's an arrogant mailed-fist reflex that could maul you, me, or anybody if Rudy had the power of the Presidency.
I would fully expect conservative organizations that crossed him to face retaliation once Rudy had a firm grip on the Federal Government's multiplex mechanisms of revenge. FReeper Rudy fans might be shouting Hallelujah for 3 minutes, but ALL of us be guarding our words and watching our backs for the next 3 1/2 years.
A welcome relief indeed, a ruthless cunning SOB in the WH, battling the NYT and the Dims.
Na, the vaunted GOP base have spoken, and its McCain or Huck!
LOL, too funny, if not so sad.