Skip to comments.Sarah Palin hits New York City, joins Rudy Giuliani for Yankees game
Posted on 06/10/2009 9:06:45 AM PDT by Checkers
They hopes to win the keys to the White House. Instead, they got tickets to Yankee Stadium.
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, whose presidential aspirations collapsed in humiliating defeat in Florida last year, and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the failed GOP veep pick, enjoyed a game at Yankee Stadium on Sunday.
The GOP political duo and their spouses exchanged laughs, smiles and small talk as they watched the Yanks take on Tampa Bay. At one point, Giuliani snapped a photo of his wife, Judith, with Alaska's First Couple.
Giuliani invited the Palins to the game when he learned they would be in town this weekend.
On Saturday, Palin was in upstate Auburn, marching in a parade to raise money for a museum honoring William Seward, the former secretary of state who bought Alaska from Russia.
Sunday night on Long Island, the self-described pit bull with lipstick received an award from Independent Group Home Living Foundation, a nonprofit that supports people with disabilities. Palin's youngest son, Trig, has Down syndrome.
While her trip here was billed as nonpolitical, she found time at an event on Saturday to criticize President Obama's national security and energy policies, as well as his handling of the nation's economic crisis.
But Sunday's meeting at the ballpark was purely casual, a source told the Daily News. Giuliani, who is eying a bid for governor in New York, and Palin, who may run for the White House in 2012, were just enjoying the game, the source said.
The Palins left sometime in the sixth inning for the awards dinner.
"We brought her here because of her advocacy and her stance as a parent," said Walter Stockton, head of the group that honored Palin. "Whether she was a Republican or Democrat really didn't matter to us."
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Nope, no bias here...
Uh, oh. Sarah and Rudy? There goes her FR support.
Rudy has good and bad going for him, but I do credit him with staying what he believes and not taking s__t from the media. While most of the loser Republicans are out bashing Palin as unnamed sources, Rudy is out in public with her. Good for him.
She lost my support after her Univision interview.
she’s a beautiful woman.
What’s the deal on the Univision interview? I hadn’t heard about that one.
“Rudy has good and bad going for him”
I thought it was just all “bad”. /rolls eyes
Yep. I didn’t even read the article. If she cozies up to Rudy in any way whatsoever, she’s politcially tone deaf. He’s a phony and a loser from the git.
Rudy is a has-been, which is still better than a never-was.
Deb was being facetious.
I guess that depends on who it’s “better” for - us or him? It’s better for me that he’s a has-been, but as for his place on the national political stage, it would have been better for him to be a “never-was” as far as I’m concerned.
I had more respect for Rudy when he stood up to a bully that was trying to assault him a few weeks ago in public...
Yep. I didnt even read the article. If she cozies up to Rudy in any way whatsoever, shes politcially tone deaf. Hes a phony and a loser from the git.
Economics: mixed (but more conservative than not)
Social issues: mixed (tough on crime, soft on moral issues.)
He has always bee consistent in his positions.
Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water here. Rudy is the kind of guy that can get elected in the NE. He would be way too conservative to be a Democrat in any part of the country.
She said that it wasn’t feasible to deport all illegals and that there should be a path of citizenship for migrant workers.
“She said that it wasnt feasible to deport all illegals and that there should be a path of citizenship for migrant workers.”
Wrong and Wrong.
Yeah, well that “baby and bath water” thing kind of sums it up. He’s a pro-abortion “white belt and shoes” Republican politician. Effective as a local politician against crime, but that’s his absolute limit. And, even at that, I wouldn’t want his elitist, autocratic, martinet ways governing my city. I said it a long time ago, I say it again now and I’ll say it as long as I live: Rudy will never get a vote from me.
She can be friends and colleagues with Rudy without taking on his beliefs and attitudes. Why not garner support for herself from all corners of the party? She’s not going to change her beliefs in order to get that support; she showed that during the campaign of 2008.
Why not? In my opinion, because the “party” is toast. Bunch of phonied-up frat boy cheerleaders and car salesmen. Between the RNC and the DNC, elections are just deciding whose turn it is on top in the gang bang. We are the “bangee”. Screw them both.
There are many more people in the GOP than the clueless leaders. She recognizes that she’ll need as much support in the GOP as she can get, from folks who are politically and monetarily influential, as well as the guy on the street. Who knows, she might even help bring some folks back to the conservative side, once they see a strong leader expounding those ideas again.
Must have sunglasses ping!
You’re wasting your time. The Good Lord could run on a ticket with Rudy and freepers wouldn’t vote for him.
New Yorkers know what he did for the city. We all know what Obama is doing to the country. We’ll have eight years of Obama because nobody is pure enough to be a conservative candidate.
I think there are many more who have left the party than the clueless leaders will ever imagine. Let them rot in their matching belts and shoes. The Republican “brand” is finished.
Way to go, Sarah. I approve! :)
You’re right. Nice sunglasses.
And Sarah is one of the few who look great in white.
She’d look good in a burlap bag.
That’s what folks thought after Jimmah won the White House, too.
Hey, if she’ll pal around with McCain, she’ll pal around with anybody.
I think that was a very different time. We had not gone through so many lies and betrayals by Republicans posing as conservatives. Reagan had a ready sort of political apparatus which could attract voters to him and to the party. Will there be another figure of Reagan’s stature? I hope so, but I don’t think whoever it is will find the Republican Party as useful or viable vehicle.
But we can spot them, now, and we can respond immediately to them when they try to snow us. We didn't have that capability even 20 years ago, before x42 got into office. That's why it seems so much more contentious now; we can react much more quickly.