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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Giuliani 'out of the mainstream'

Now that the New York Times has stopped charging for it, I can 'gain' access to their uber-liberal columnists. Some days I think my blood pressure would be better off without it. Like Maureen Dowd's column in today's edition.

Dowd complains that Republican front-runner Rudy Giuliani is 'roughing up' the Arabs. She complains that he's 'out of the mainstream' on 'even giving lip service to 'Palestinian' aspirations.' All I can say to that is that it's about time that we have a Presidential candidate who didn't see him or herself in the service of the House of Saud and Islamic terror. It's about time that we have a Presidential candidate who is ready to tell the phony 'Palestinians' where to get off. We haven't had a Democratic candidate since Walter Mondale who didn't support a 'Palestinian' state. We haven't had a Republican candidate either since Ronald Reagan was convinced to authorize negotiations with Yasser Arafat in the waning days of his second term. All this 'negotiating' and ululating about the need for a 'Palestinian' state reichlet has gotten a lot of Jews murdered in cold blood and hasn't advanced the living conditions of the 'Palestinians' either. Dowd is upset that Giuliani is blunt enough to call a spade a spade:
As the phlegmatic Fred Thompson plummeted in the polls and made a lackluster appearance at the forum, a juiced Mr. Giuliani preened in front of an audience that loved him.

He went through his greatest hits: The time he yanked Yasir Arafat out of Lincoln Center during a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth. “The thing that really bothered me was, he didn’t have a ticket,” Rudy recalled. “He was a freeloader!”

The time he tossed back a $10 million check for 9/11 families from the Saudi prince who urged America to “adopt a more balanced stance toward the Palestinian cause.”

“You know, Israel’s not perfect, and America’s not perfect, but we’re not terrorist states,” he said.

There has been much discussion about liberal Rudy stances on guns, gays, abortion, divorce and comic cross-dressing that are well-suited to Manhattan but not to G.O.P. primary voters. But there’s also his bearhug with Israel, so hearty that even W.’s embrace seems tepid in comparison.

But Rudy seems out of the Republican mainstream on even giving lip-service to Palestinian aspirations. He has no patience for buttering up the Arabs, or the Republican men’s club attitude represented by Saudi-loving Bush senior and James Baker that has always favored a more “even-handed” policy in the Middle East.


Even though he has been closer to Israel than his dad, at least W. held the Saudi crown prince’s hand in Crawford. (Bush senior and Dick Cheney were very tight with Saudi Prince Bandar. At a party at the vice president’s mansion once, I watched Bandar greet waiters like old friends.)

Rudy would probably only take the hand of an Arab leader to throw him down a ravine, or a wadi.

“We need to isolate the terror-funding theocrats in every way possible,” he told the Jewish hawks, during a rant on Iran. “And we must end direct and indirect investment until they change their course.”
Here's hoping to see Maureen Dowd waxing nostalgic over George W. Bush for the next eight years. And here's hoping that Rudy Giuliani is the next President of the United States. I've been convinced.


At 12:53 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Eh, Giuliani's catching on, but I'm still not convinced, he still doesn't have the guts to say no second Palestinian State ever, nor does he even say what concretely will be required as a condition to consider negotiating for a Pali state--"recognition," big deal, that's just words, what specifically Rudy. Get a plan! (I am at least listening to him now--but still would prefer Tancredo (unelectable), McCain, or Huckabee (very electable), and am still listening to Brownback and Romney, Thompso--forget about it.)


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