Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Gotta be Rudy

George Bush's speechwriter lays out more reasons why Giuliani should be the next President of the United States.

He is perhaps the most publicly secular major candidate of either party -- his conflicts with Roman Catholic teaching make him more reticent on religion than either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama. But as a prosecutor and mayor of New York, he won conservative respect for making all the right enemies: the ACLU, advocates of blasphemous art, purveyors of racial politics, Islamist mass murderers, mob bosses and the New York Times editorial page.

Giuliani is not only pro-choice. He has supported embryonic stem cell research and public funding for abortion. He supports the death penalty. He supports "waterboarding" of terror suspects and seems convinced that the conduct of the war on terrorism has been too constrained.

And the clincher?

No one inspired by the social priorities of Pope John Paul II can be encouraged by the political views of Rudy Giuliani.

It's just gotta be Rudy.

UPDATE: It occurs to me that Michael Gerson might possibly have meant this article as a reason NOT to support Giuliani, but that seems a little far-fetched



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