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  • The Rudy Giuliani Truth File (in his own words---quotes, speeches, transcripts, clips, reports)

    09/07/2008 4:26:11 AM PDT · by Liz · 58 replies · 988+ views
    FREE REPUBLIC ^ | 04/25/2007 | Thread created by Jim Robinson
    4/25/07 Jim Robinson thread Free Republic This is the start of a series of threads that will be used to expose the truth about Rudy Giuliani in his own words and deeds. Please post all of the quotes, speeches, interview transcripts, video clips, photos, newspaper/magazine articles, reports, records, statistics regarding: ---NYC budgets, NYC spending, political appointments, gun grabs, connections to the gun control lobby, lawsuits against gun manufacturers, ---the truth about crime reduction in NYC, ---private property grabs, asset forfeitures, abuses of office, individual rights trampling, constitution trampling, ---violations of public trust, violations of the rule of law, national security...
  • Rudy Giuliani grilled on 'Meet the Press' (Russert lacerates smirking, irrational Giuliani)

    12/09/2007 6:19:49 PM PST · by Liz · 129 replies · 326+ views
    DAILY NEWS ^ | Sunday, December 9th 2007 | THOMAS M. DeFRANK, DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF
    WASHINGTON - Rudy Giuliani doggedly insisted Sunday that threats against then-girlfriend Judith Nathan prompted the NYPD to launch her taxpayer-funded chauffeur services. "These were all based upon threat assessments made by the New York City Police Department ... of what was necessary to protect her life, my life, other people's lives," Giuliani told NBC’s Tim Russert. "Every single thing done here was done based upon the assessment of someone else that this was necessary." His explanation of Nathan's car service doesn't square with Friday’s Daily News exclusive report, citing multiple witnesses and a law enforcement source, that she was being...
  • ELIOT IN FREE FALL (equal opportunity campaign killer--loco license plot flops)

    11/14/2007 3:21:15 AM PST · by Liz · 33 replies · 102+ views
    NY POST ^ | Nov 14, 2007 | EDITORIAL
    Gov. Spitzer's spectacular political crash-and-burn, reflected in a stunning Siena College poll, seems to have had an immediate effect: The governor will deep-six his ludicrous driver's-licenses-for-illegal-aliens proposal..........Elected a year ago with 69% of the vote (widest victory margin in state history), Spitzer can now claim support from just 25% of voters. Almost twice that, 49%, say they'd back "someone else," were the next gubernatorial election held today.
  • Double Affair Laid Bare; Kerik Cheated on Wife with Judith Regan and Correction Officer

    11/09/2007 7:23:59 AM PST · by Liz · 84 replies · 3,483+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | December 13, 2004 | RUSS BUETTNER with With Nancy Dillon
    December 13, 2004 Former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik conducted two extramarital affairs simultaneously, using a secret Battery Park City apartment for the passionate liaisons, the Daily News has learned. The first relationship, spanning nearly a decade, was with city Correction Officer Jeanette Pinero; the second, and more startling, was with famed publishing titan Judith Regan. His affair with Regan, the stunningly attractive head of her own book publishing company, lasted for almost a year. Dramatically, each woman learned of the existence of the other after Pinero discovered a love note left by Regan in the apartment. The revelations about Kerik's...
  • Giuliani Begins Returning $9.11 Checks (RINO opportunist's $9.11 fund-raiser)

    10/17/2007 4:40:11 AM PDT · by Liz · 198 replies · 165+ views
    NY MAGAZINE ^ | 10/16/07 | DAILY INTEL
    After New Yorkers (and others) became outraged that a California supporter threw a fund-raiser for him asking for donations in the denomination of $9.11, the Giuliani campaign quietly began returning the checks. It's a small gesture..... but it's something. Is Giuliani finally recognizing how offensive it is for him to try to own the September 11 tragedy? Is he taking note that if his home city finishes turning against him, he'll have a hard time convincing people that he has a great mayoral legacy? Does this signify personal growth on his part? Eh, probably not. It's just $9.11, people.
  • BAD CALL BY RUDE RUDY: PUTS NRA CROWD ON HOLD FOR JUDI ("Not tonight, Rudi. My headache's back.")

    09/22/2007 3:02:39 AM PDT · by Liz · 76 replies · 139+ views
    NY POST ^ | September 22, 2007 | CHARLES HURT in Washington and CARL CAMPANILE in N.Y.
    Because of his supporting gun control as mayor, Giuliani had already entered the room with a bull's-eye on him.
  • Giuliani Party Seeks $9.11 Per Person (barf bag gag-a-thon)

    09/26/2007 5:40:25 AM PDT · by Liz · 33 replies · 76+ views
    THE GUARDIAN ^ | Tuesday September 25, 2007 | AP
    A supporter of Rudy Giuliani aims to raise $9.11 per person at the campaign's national house party night at Abraham Sofaer's Palo Alto, Calif, home on Wednesday.....Sofaer was a State Department adviser under President Reagan and is a fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution
  • Calling Rudy; For Mr. Giuliani, it's more than his wife that's on the line (weird is the word)

    09/26/2007 9:48:26 AM PDT · by Liz · 28 replies · 73+ views
    opinionjournal.com ^ | Wednesday, September 26, 2007 | EDITORIAL
    Most Americans understand it takes an extra chromosome to run for President, but there are some limits on odd behavior......"That was just weird," one NRA audience member told the New York Post.......Mr. Giuliani doesn't need more weird.
  • RUDY'S GUN SELLOUT; A SORRY PANDER TO THE NRA (the dirty game of kicking conservatives to the curb)

    09/27/2007 4:19:57 AM PDT · by Liz · 28 replies · 62+ views
    NY POST ^ | September 27, 2007 | Jonah Goldberg, contributing editor, National Review.
    Claims he has "evolved." ....there was no way Giuliani could say anything remotely pleasing to the NRA and remain consistent to his record. The former mayor's positions were largely indistinguishable from the Clinton administration's, from which he received lavish praise for helping the feds impose an assault-weapons ban, among other NRA no-nos.
  • RUDY A BIBLE-STUMPER ON CHRISTIAN TV NET (flim-flam Rooty "prays"---Rooters suckup Valium)

    09/29/2007 5:35:25 AM PDT · by Liz · 27 replies · 64+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 29, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE and DAVID FINNIGAN
    Giuliani often prays to Jesus...."I'm guided by the story of the woman about to be stoned, when Jesus said, 'He that hasn't sinned cast the first stone'"...... But Giuliani's biblical analogy drew guffaws from people who closely observed his tenure as mayor, when he often demonized others. " Mayor Giuliani wasn't just a stone-thrower. He was a boulder-thrower," said Baruch professor Doug Muzzio. "Rudy has had too many epiphanies.....strategic conversions on the road to the White House. We are not gullible."
  • RUDY HAS GUN FOES ON EDGE (gun-grabber Giuliani sucks-up to NRA Friday)

    09/19/2007 4:14:42 AM PDT · by Liz · 45 replies · 626+ views
    NY POST ^ | September 19, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE
    --SNIP--As NYC mayor, Giuliani was an ardent supporter of gun control - supporting a ban on assault weapons over the objections of many Republicans in Congress, as well as the NRA. In 1995 Giuliani blasted the NRA's opposition as "way overboard".........
  • Why America's Mayor will not be the GOP's candidate

    09/13/2007 8:42:06 AM PDT · by Liz · 53 replies · 1,307+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | Thursday, September 13th 2007 | DOUGLAS SCHOEN
    <p>Yes, Giuliani - the national front-runner for months now - holds close to a five-point lead over former Sen. Fred Thompson in the latest Real Clear Politics averages.</p> <p>But there are big warning signs that make a Giuliani nomination a dubious proposition at best. Look - I'm no disinterested observer. I am an active Democrat and was a polling strategist for President Bill Clinton. But a big part of me would like to see the former mayor win the nomination; I'm a New Yorker, and of all the Republicans, he is most to my liking philosophically.</p>
  • Rudy's Florida "Firewall"?

    08/28/2007 2:29:12 PM PDT · by Liz · 16 replies · 501+ views
    washingtonpost.com's Politics Blog ^ | August 28, 2007 | Chris Cillizza
    Category: Eye on 2008 Florida is the "firewall" in former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani's presidential bid, according to a Powerpoint presentation made to volunteers of his campaign in the Sunshine State and obtained by The Fix...........the presentation which, by in large, is aimed at outlining the goals of Giuliani's effort in the state -- which is slated to hold a primary on Jan. 29.
  • RUDY FLAP HITS 9/11 CEREMONY (scavenger uses victims to promote himself)

    08/29/2007 4:18:11 AM PDT · by Liz · 52 replies · 834+ views
    NY POST ^ | August 29, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Rudy Giuliani will speak at the sixth anniversary commemoration the of the 9/11 attacks - bringing protests from his critics.........firefighter families charge that he is being allowed to exploit the event for political gain.
  • RUDY: I'D TAP MY OLD FOE BRATTON (desperate to win; will Rooty remarry his cousin?)

    08/13/2007 7:23:16 AM PDT · by Liz · 18 replies · 807+ views
    NY POST ^ | August 13, 2007 | DAVID K. LI
    Rudy Giuliani floated an extraordinary olive branch to bitter rival William Bratton, hinting he'd consider his estranged former top cop for a high federal post.....in this week's New Yorker magazine.....
  • RUDY'S 9/11 TOXIC SHOCK (Ground Zero responders label Giuliani "a liar")

    08/10/2007 5:53:06 AM PDT · by Liz · 44 replies · 1,020+ views
    NY POST ^ | August 10, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Giuliani claimed he was at Ground Zero "as often, if not more" than rescue workers. The statements enraged 9/11 families and responders. "That's insulting.....He's a liar, he's living in a dreamland," said Fire Capt. James Riches....Riches' fire officers association is opposing Giuliani.
  • LIBERAL APPLE FALLS FAR FROM GIULIANI TREE

    08/10/2007 6:05:54 AM PDT · by Liz · 81 replies · 1,420+ views
    NY POST ^ | August 10, 2007 | VOX POPULI
    THE ISSUE: Caroline Giuliani's support for Sen. Barack Obama **** Giuliani will not fit the mold of the ideal conservative candidate. We need another candidate, not to just announce conservative values, but to live them. NAME REDACTED Brookville **** In 1956, Adlai Stevenson's ex-wife wrote to Chicago newspapers detailing why she was voting for President Eisenhower. Brooklyn
  • Daddy Dearest: Rudy Giuliani's daughter is supporting Barack Obama

    08/06/2007 11:31:01 AM PDT · by Liz · 126 replies · 3,332+ views
    slate.com ^ | Monday, Aug. 6, 2007 | Lucy Morrow Caldwell
    There's one vote that Rudy Giuliani definitely can't count on in his 2008 presidential bid: his own daughter's. According to Caroline Giuliani's Facebook profile, she's supporting Barack Obama..........Rudy and his two children, have a rocky relationship. After his third wedding, Giuliani stopped attending Caroline's high-school events..... he went to her graduation (after declaring his candidacy for president), and left without speaking to her and did not join in the family celebration, according to news reports.
  • Will Rudy Giuliani's marriage hurt his chances? (puppy-stapler wife seen as Vick-type liability)

    07/31/2007 3:46:39 PM PDT · by Liz · 28 replies · 2,703+ views
    SALON ^ | Monday July 30, 2007 | Joan Walsh
    ......there have long been whispers that Giuliani's third marriage, not his two divorces, could be his biggest personal problem. Vanity Fair put its long-awaited profile of Judith (don't call her Judi!) Giuliani on the Web, and the whispers are about to get a lot louder. --SNIP-- Giuliani's wife is a political liability, and that isn't good........Giuliani has a pattern of terrible judgment, from promoting the integrity-challenged Bernie Kerik from his driver to police commissioner to (almost) Homeland Security chief to continuing to employ his friend, Monsignor Alan Placa, despite credible accusations he not only helped cover up child abuse in...
  • HIMTUBE! TOUGH QUERIES FOR RUDY ("tough guy" scared of guns, abortion, serial marriages vids)

    07/29/2007 6:36:13 AM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies · 672+ views
    NY POST ^ | July 29, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE
    As Rudy Giuliani mulls participating in YouTube's presidential debate, video voters are uploading tough questions about his business dealings, his rocky personal life, abortion, gun control.......More than 150 Americans have created video clips......... Giuliani has rejected participating in the Sept 17 debate....co-sponsor CNN is trying to arrange another date for the event.
  • Bergen GOP pins hopes on new leadership (NJ primary fix---global Giuliani plants ringer from Texas)

    07/24/2007 8:13:00 AM PDT · by Liz · 22 replies · 423+ views
    THE RECORD ^ | Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | OSHRAT CARMIEL, STAFF WRITER , Charles Stile contributed
    Bergen County Republicans quietly began a new era Monday, electing Ridgewood lawyer and national fund-raiser Rob Ortiz to head the county GOP. In a vote at the party's festive Hackensack headquarters, Ortiz, 35, defeated GOP veterans Ben Focarino, 64, of Garfield and Bill Thomson, 57, of Washington Township. "We're going to move forward together. We're going to stop re-creating the wheel and we're going to start winning seats," Ortiz said. Ortiz campaigned for the chairmanship on a promise to unify the factional county party and reverse its reputation for embarrassing defeats and financial destitution. In the last year alone, the...
  • Pure Horserace: Mrs. Romney Hits The Road (candidates' wives scrutinized)

    07/18/2007 6:08:02 AM PDT · by Liz · 26 replies · 1,652+ views
    © MMVII, CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. ^ | 7/18/08 | By Vaughn Ververs and David Miller
    EXCERPT Mrs. Romney Hits The Road: All three top Democratic candidates have had spouses play a key role in their campaigns........That hasn't been the case among Republicans, until now: Mitt Romney's wife, Ann, is touring South Carolina on the "Women For Mitt" bus........today's stops include Greenville and West Columbia, and Wednesday visits to Mt. Pleasant and Bluffton. As Romney tries to build on the momentum he's seen in early-state polls, his wife could play an increasingly important role, especially since the spouses of his opponents are far less likely to be seen on the stump. Judith Nathan, Rudy Giuliani's wife,...
  • Rudy To Stay Ioway From 'Vote;' GOPers Riled As He Opts Out Of Straw Poll

    06/07/2007 4:37:13 AM PDT · by Liz · 80 replies · 1,266+ views
    New York Post ^ | June 7, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE Post Correspondent
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. Rudy Giuliani shocked and angered some Iowa Republicans yesterday by announcing that he was snubbing their state's huge August straw poll - the largest such GOP gathering in the country. The Aug. 11 straw poll expected to draw as many as 50,000 party activists from across the state, is considered an early test of a candidate's strength and an indication of how he or she might do in the state's first-in-the-nation caucuses on Jan. 14. .......... But miffed Iowa Republican officials yesterday scoffed that Giuliani has little chance of winning the caucus after skipping the straw poll. "It's...
  • JUDI IN DISGUISE ON TRAIL (Rudy's wife a no-show at posh campaign event)

    06/24/2007 5:33:45 PM PDT · by Liz · 8 replies · 678+ views
    NY POST ^ | June 24, 2007 | GINGER ADAMS OTIS
    ........Judith Giuliani's been gun-shy since March, when her rambling speech at her husband's first major fund-raiser garnered unflattering reviews........
  • 'LIGHTNING' STRIKES PRO-CHOICE MAYOR (Rudy's Pontius Pilate moment)

    06/06/2007 6:46:34 AM PDT · by Liz · 21 replies · 1,547+ views
    NY POST ^ | June 6, 2007 | Staff Report
    There was a strangely comical moment when the debate topic turned to abortion.........Rudy Giuliani attempted to defend his pro-choice position in response to a RI bishop who likened him to Pontius Pilate, the sound system suddenly went haywire. Wolf Blitzer said it was lightning.
  • RUDY & HILL $TORM CALIF. (sucking up to the Hollyhoods)

    05/31/2007 5:48:06 AM PDT · by Liz · 34 replies · 892+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 31, 2007 | DAVID FINNIGAN
    LOS ANGELES - Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Rodham Clinton held dueling fundraisers in Beverly Hills last night.....Elsewhere pop star Christina Aguilera and actor Mike Meyers attended Clinton's late-evening fundraiser at the mansion of director Brett Ratner and supermarket mogul Ron Burkle......at least two dozen celebrities were expected to make an early commitment to Clinton.
  • JERSEY GOP'S RUDY RULES (liberals rig Feb 5 primary for Rooty)

    06/02/2007 6:50:49 AM PDT · by Liz · 26 replies · 1,249+ views
    NY POST ^ | June 2, 2007 | Robert D Novak
    Giuliani supporters are changing New Jersey's longtime proportional representation rules for allocating national convention delegates to winner-take-all, seeking a coup to give him the lion's share of the state's 52 votes. A June 14 meeting of New Jersey's Republican State Central Committee is expected to adopt a Feb 5 presidential primary procedure......giving first-place finisher all 3 delegates in each of the state's 13 House districts, and the statewide leader all 13 at-large delegates. In the past, delegates were divided according to their share of the vote.
  • RUDY SIDESTEPS 'NO TAX' PLEDGE (refused to sign no-taxes pledge)

    06/02/2007 7:11:30 AM PDT · by Liz · 17 replies · 641+ views
    Rudy Giuliani who touts his record as a tax cutter - has refused to sign a pledge not to raise taxes if elected president......... The conservative group Americans for Tax Reform has asked all 10 Republican presidential candidate to sign the vow. Seven have signed the "Taxpayer Protection Pledge" - including former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who is running well in the early primary-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. But front-runner Giuliani has declined thus far, as have John McCain and Tommy Thompson. None of the Democratic presidential candidates have signed the pledge .................said Club for Growth spokeswoman Nachama...
  • BIG CHILL FOR PAPA RUDY (POLL: 88% dissed Tudy's not attending son's graduation)

    05/26/2007 3:32:07 AM PDT · by Liz · 67 replies · 1,723+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 26, 2007 | ELIZABETH WOLFF
    The big chill between Rudy Giuliani and hisex-wife was on full display at their daughter's graduation - but sat as far apart as possible and never spoke. When commencement speaker, Sen. Charles Schumer, noted Giuliani's presence, the audience broke into applause ..........Hanover and her son, Andrew Giuliani, sat stone-faced and didn't clap.........but jumped up and cheered when Harvard-bound 17-year-old Caroline received her diploma from the tony Trinity School........Giuliani and his wife, Judith, didn't even crack a smile. Rudy and Judith Giuliani avoided his children and ex-wife by arriving minutes before the ceremony began, and ducked out 10 minutes before it...
  • RUDY'S DÉJÀ VU FEELING; REPEATS '89 ERRORS

    05/28/2007 3:46:47 AM PDT · by Liz · 36 replies · 825+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 28, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rudy Giuliani's campaign has been going retro - getting tangled in issues that haunted his 1989 first-ever political run....... from his stumbles over the abortion issue to controversies about his business clientele. "He's maximized the discussion of [his vulnerable points], and that's not smart," said GOP consultant Nelson Warfield....... "There's something missing when it comes to the discipline required to stay on his message. He doesn't seem to have the campaign gene." One Giuliani insider admitted being surprised that the ex-mayor has stumbled over an issue he had such trouble with decades ago..... In 1989, Giuliani managed to right the...
  • In Rudy's heart & on payroll; Judith Giuliani got $125G to craft speeches (gives Rudy "pointers")

    05/19/2007 1:55:35 AM PDT · by Liz · 88 replies · 1,515+ views
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Friday, May 18th 2007 | DAVID SALTONSTALL DAILY NEWS SENIOR CORRESPONDENT
    She does more than smile for him - Rudy Giuliani paid Judith Nathan $125,000 a year for speechwriting. Being Mrs. Rudy Giuliani can't be easy, but at least it pays well - about $10,000 a month. A day after the former mayor disclosed in federal filings that he considers his third wife, Judith, a salaried employee, sources said he has paid her about $125,000 a year for speechwriting help - since before they were married. The tidy sums, which the couple have always reported as income on their joint tax returns, was for speech-writing help and the many days...
  • GIULIANI RAKES IN $17M (hey, Rudy, Judy's going shopping---wants your REAL income figures)

    05/17/2007 4:26:11 AM PDT · by Liz · 8 replies · 512+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 17, 2007 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rudy Giuliani raised a cool $17M last year between his the lecture circuit, his consulting practice and law firm, and royalties from his book........records released yesterday revealed. He also has a stake in the consulting firm, Giuliani Partners, worth between $5 million and $25 million - according to the financial-disclosure forms filed with the FEC. Giuilani's total assets are between $13-$45M. ....taking in $11.39M in speaking fees, $4.1M from Giuliani Partners, and $1.2M from Bracewell and Giuliani, the law firm where he draws a salary but doesn't have a stake.
  • AP: Giuliani Firm Lobbied for Clients (CONFLICT: 1000's of unnamed clients want policy changes)

    05/15/2007 5:50:15 AM PDT · by Liz · 48 replies · 897+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 15, 2007 | SHARON THEIMER and DEVLIN BARRETT © 2007 AP. All rights reserved.
    Energy companies, FBI agents, a media tycoon and even a candlemaker: Rudy Giuliani's firm has lobbied for them all and dozens more in Washington, opening the door to a wide range of potential conflicts of interest should he become president. If Giuliani were elected, his administration would be on the receiving end of regulatory requests, contract bids and policy proposals by the same clients of his Houston firm, Bracewell & Giuliani, that have contributed toward his personal net worth of millions of dollars. Although he has so far declined to identify all the companies with which Bracewell and his other...
  • GUILTY OXY COULD CAUSE RUDY PAIN (milking public service for private gain)

    05/11/2007 6:39:22 AM PDT · by Liz · 14 replies · 606+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 11, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE
    A major pharmaceutical client of Rudy Giuliani's consulting firm pleaded guilty yesterday to lying to doctors and patients about the addiction risk of the painkiller OxyContin.....federal prosecutors called it one of the nation's worst prescription-drug scandals ever.....could be a painful hit to Giuliani...... Purdue Pharma touted OxyContin as a low-risk miracle drug that relieved pain and was less addictive than other drugs. But the opposite was true.......OxyContin is derived from the opium poppy and is very addictive........ Purdue Pharma and its top officers agreed to pay $634.5 million in fines. The illegal promotions of the drug occurred 1996-2001. Giuliani Partners...
  • RUDY'S ABORTION CONTORTIONS (flagrantly insincere---"hating abortion" is not enough)

    05/08/2007 3:12:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies · 351+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 8, 2007 | RICH LOWRY
    Giuliani is supposed to be the candidate of authenticity, the tough-talking former NYC mayor who sticks to his beliefs no matter what. But he is repeating a line that is so flagrantly insincere, it makes any of Hillary Clinton's canned talking points seem free and natural by comparison. Giuliani claims he "hates abortion." Oddly, this hatred didn't manifest itself until Giuliani realized he had to have something to say to pro-lifers besides that he supported abortion on demand in any circumstance. Giuliani has been pounded by pundits for his answers at the first GOP debate. But he didn't commit a...
  • THE GOP DEBATE (the GAG candidate---Giuliani's certifiably liberal on guns abortion, and gays)

    05/05/2007 4:58:07 AM PDT · by Liz · 38 replies · 763+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 5, 2007 | EDITORIAL
    Did Rudy make a boo-boo? That may be the only interesting question to emerge from the first Republican debate.... Rudy Giuliani's performance surely was a head-scratcher. On a topic he had to know was coming - abortion - Giuliani wandered all over the lot. This wasn't the confident, decisive, no-nonsense pol who tamed New York in the 1990s - Giuliani remains a certified liberal on three touchstone GOP issues: abortion, guns and gays. Thursday night, he couldn't bring himself to declare whether the Supreme Court had decided wrongly by mandating legal abortion in its 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. For...
  • COURT-ING A DISASTER WITH BASE (Rooty fails abortion test---status in doubt)

    05/04/2007 4:05:09 AM PDT · by Liz · 108 replies · 1,802+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 4, 2007 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    .......front-runner Rudy Giuliani may not be the front-runner much longer.........for the most part, his debate performance was lousy. Worse still for him, he was a disaster talking about the very issue he needs to speak most artfully about. That issue, of course, is abortion. Chris Matthews tossed Rudy and the other candidates a softball when he asked what his response would be if he were told that Roe vs. Wade - had been overturned.......All Rudy had to say was that he would believe a constitutional travesty had been overturned and therefore that it would be good day for America. This...
  • GIULIANI LOSES SOME GROUND (onetime front-runner slips in early battleground states)

    05/02/2007 5:50:31 AM PDT · by Liz · 60 replies · 924+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 2, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Rudy Giuliani's popularity has slipped in the early battleground states of Iowa, NH and SC.... Voters favoring Giuliani in the Iowa caucus plummeted to 19% in April from 29% in March, according to an American Research Group poll. In NH, Giuliani fell to 17% from 19%.
  • RUDY CAMPAIGN'S 'BACKER' BLUNDER (listed as backers, but never pledged support)

    05/01/2007 4:57:37 AM PDT · by Liz · 48 replies · 675+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 1, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE with Post Wire Services
    Rudy Giuliani has released a list of 125 New Hampshire leaders and activists he claims are backing his candidacy - but a few of them say they never pledged their support. We take our endorsements very seriously," Wendy Stanley Jones, named on the list as a state co-chair of Women for Giuliani, said yesterday. "I wasn't ready to endorse. I'm not sure I will be endorsing......" Others have also complained of being mistakenly included. The Giuliani campaign called it a mix-up........New Hampshire hosts the first-in-the-nation primary.....experts said the race was still wide open. Giuliani is battling for votes with Sen....
  • 'CHEMICAL JUDI' A BOOST TO RUDY (Judy's a "biological and chemical" warfare expert Rudy says)

    04/29/2007 3:49:58 AM PDT · by Liz · 105 replies · 1,727+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 29, 2007 | SUSAN EDELMAN
    JUDI GIULIANI Germ-warfare adviser. Rudy Giuliani consulted his wife Judith on bioterrorism after 9/11, and considered her "an expert we rely on" at his consulting firm.....the ex-mayor spoke about Judy's role in a 2003 interview, with his bride at his side: "She gives us a lot of advice and a lot of help in areas where she's got a lot of expertise - biological and chemical," the ex-mayor said in a taping never aired in the US. "And since we do security work, that's an area of great concern - you know, another anthrax attack, a smallpox attack, chemical...
  • HILL'S CAMPAIGN PLEDGE FOR A DUAL PRESIDENCY (paternity suits from every corner of the world)

    04/26/2007 5:38:40 AM PDT · by Liz · 40 replies · 1,035+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 26, 2007 | VOX POPULI
    ***......I find it disturbing to hear Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton assert that she would appoint her husband as a "roaming ambassador" ("Bill of Goods," April 22). It is frightening to contemplate the paternity lawsuits against our country from every corner of the world, should such an appointment be made. Rockville Centre *** I agree with Hillary.....Bill Clinton should be sent out of the country.....under the guise of being a goodwill ambassador. Let's just get rid of him, and maybe she will follow. Staten Island *** Hillary's co-candidate has been an impeached president, a disbarred lawyer, a blatant liar on public...
  • RUDY SHIFTY ON GUNS AT N.H. FORUM (gun-grabber puckered up--pandering to all sides)

    04/25/2007 4:39:59 AM PDT · by Liz · 50 replies · 1,062+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 25, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE, Post Correspondent
    Rudy Giuliani to college kids jittery over the Virginia Tech shootings.....at New England College.... defended what critics call his evolving position on gun control. In the 1990s, Giuliani said, he did support an extension of a federal assault-weapons ban and stricter anti-gun enforcement on city streets. "I did use our own laws in NYC very effectively".........But he said, "I agree with the Second Amendment"..... Giuliani said federal law shouldn't bar states from adopting their own gun-control measures. "What works in NY might not work in Texas," he said.
  • SUITE LIFE FOR RUDY; HITS SWANKY HOTELS ALONG CAMPAIGN TRAIL

    04/23/2007 5:39:55 AM PDT · by Liz · 66 replies · 1,012+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 23, 2007 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    He's running for president, but some of Rudy Giuliani's campaign-trail hotels have been fit for a king. Giuliani rented rooms at a string of high-end hotels over the last three months, his campaign filings show. They included the swank Fairmont San Francisco, the Arizona Biltmore hotel in Phoenix and the Hotel Andalucia in Santa Barbara, where the campaign paid $2,457 at the end of last month. Some $4,600 went to the Conrad Hotel in Indianapolis, where he held a fund-raiser co-hosted by former Mayor Stephen Goldsmith, a policy adviser to Giuliani. Despite light campaign travel...Giuliani's three-month tab on out-of-town hotels...
  • ABORT' BOMB IN PREZ RACE; HIGH COURT BACKS 'PARTIAL-BIRTH' BAN (Ghouliani flips......again)

    04/19/2007 2:52:34 AM PDT · by Liz · 18 replies · 1,413+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 19, 2007 | ANDY SOLTIS
    The Supreme Court dropped an emotional bombshell into the 2008 presidential campaign - reversing itself and allowing the government to ban partial-birth abortions......Democratic hopefuls said the ruling - the first to ban a procedure since Roe vs. Wade legalized abortions nationally in 1973 - was a major step backward.......Republican Mitt Romney called it "a step forward in protecting the weakest and most innocent among us." McCain seemed to be taking aim at Romney and GOP moderates like Giuliani when he said, "It is critically important that our party continues to stand on the side of life."....The partial-birth procedure is rare...
  • MCCAIN GAIN IN GOP POLL (social conservatives elbowing RINO Rudy out of the running)

    04/17/2007 2:53:01 AM PDT · by Liz · 47 replies · 1,061+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 17, 2007 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Giuliani's lead in the polls has started slipping, putting struggling Sen. John McCain within striking distance - but only if Fred Thompson or Newt Gingrich jumps in......The ex-mayor led McCain by 6 points if either Gingrich or Thompson, (who) appeal to social conservatives, gets into the race, the CNN poll shows......a campaign with Thompson and Gingrich in it would be even more helpful to McCain.......Giuliani's lead over McCain falls to just 3 points...That's a big change from last month, when Giuliani had a 16-point edge over McCain. Obama has gained ground on Clinton, with Clinton snaring 36% to Obama's 28%.
  • RUDY WILL SPEAK AT REV. PAT U (conman Rooty ditching conservatives off Repub party lifeboat)

    04/16/2007 4:25:25 AM PDT · by Liz · 240 replies · 2,180+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 16, 2007 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    ....Rudy Giuliani will speak tomorrow at the university founded by televangelist Pat Robertson, a major appearance for the former mayor...who holds liberal social views....Giuliani made his sharpest case for moving beyond social issues this weekend in Iowa, telling The Des Moines Register, "Our party is going to grow, and we are going to win in 2008 if we are a party characterized by what we're for, not if we're a party that's known for what we're against." Asked about abortion, he said, "Our party has to get beyond issues like that." Giuliani upset conservatives - and surprised supporters - by...
  • RUDY'S WRONGS; GIULIANI SEEMS CLUELESS ON THE CONSTITUTION (abortions--YES; guns--NO)

    04/15/2007 4:23:10 AM PDT · by Liz · 94 replies · 1,454+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 15, 2007 | JACOB SULLUM
    Despite his promise to appoint "strict constructionists" if elected, Rudy Giuliani recently said he has no interest in overturning Roe v. Wade, that discovered a previously unnoticed constitutional right to abortion......(and) may require government financing of abortions for women who otherwise cannot afford them. Since Giuliani also claims to support "the right to bear arms" (a right that is actually mentioned in the Constitution), he should, by similar logic, advocate the use of taxpayer money to buy guns for poor people. .......his sudden interest in the Second Amendment, like his sudden interest in strict constructionism, is merely an affectation intended...
  • Rudy is Chilled by Draft; He's a Dodger: Vets (deferment called "rare and questionable")

    04/15/2007 3:02:41 AM PDT · by Liz · 313 replies · 4,442+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 15, 2007 | CATHY BURKE
    .... Rudy Giuliani carries a lot of baggage - but it's his draft-dodging past that may prove the biggest drag, prominent veterans tell New York magazine in tomorrow's issue. Speaking about terrorism and the Iraq war last week, Giuliani boasted, "It is something I understand better than anyone else running for president." But it was draft deferments that kept Giuliani, 62, out of Vietnam while he attended law school. He was granted a 2-A occupational deferment for his job as a law clerk in 1969 after his boss, the late Manhattan federal Judge Lloyd MacMahon, wrote a letter to the...
  • A-ROD $TARRING ON RUDY A-TEAM (smallest donor base includes liberals, sex therapist, hyphenates)

    04/14/2007 3:26:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 174 replies · 2,300+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 14, 2007 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and IAN BISHOP
    Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez and former Mets star Keith Hernandez - both chipped in to elect Rudy Giuliani, who had $11M socked away in the bank...... (plus) Yankees owner George Steinbrenner ....former "Frasier" star Kelsey Grammer, "Wedding Singer" funnyman Adam Sandler, "Dancing with the Stars" twirler John O'Hurley and actor Ben Stein......dressmaker Vera Wang, who designed Judith Giuliani's gown for their 2003 nuptials; "Sopranos" producer Brad Grey; financiers Carl Icahn, Charles Schwab and John Wren; sex expert Dr. Judy Kuriansky; diet guru Jenny Craig; and authors Mary Higgins Clark and Nelson DeMille. Islanders boss Charles Wang ....and a string of...
  • NYCERS LOW ON GIULIANI (hometowners say "no sale" to confused candidate)

    04/12/2007 3:33:11 AM PDT · by Liz · 86 replies · 1,041+ views
    NY POST ^ | April 12, 2007 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rudy Giuliani.....is getting more bad reviews than good ones in his hometown, according to a NY1 news poll. Giuliani gets a thumbs-down from 46% of the city's voters, compared to 44% who view him favorably, while 10% are undecided.......yesterday, Giuliani explained his goof on low-balling the price of a gallon of milk, saying he was thinking of a half-gallon.