Tuesday, August 14, 2007

The truth about Rudy and 9/11


You'd look frightened, too, if the Village Voice did a long piece about five big lies you've been telling.

7 comments:

MR. BASEBALL said...

This is pretty damning stuff, but will it get the exposure it deserves? Most Americans still feel Rudy is the hero of 9/11.

The Rascal said...

The VV piece provides arrows for the quiver of whoever gets the Democratic nomination, assuming that Rudy gets the GOP nod. I don't think it will come to that. I think the religious right finally will decide that he's not their guy. But, hey, if he does get the Republican nomination, great! I think he would be eminently beatable. The guy is a major loony.

MR. BASEBALL said...

If not Rudy, then who? All the other prominent names seem to be fading. Does Mike Huckabee's showing in the Iowa straw poll make him a viable candidate?

The Rascal said...

Frankly, Mr. B., the Republicans haven't got a really good candidate in the bunch. McCain is toast. Romney has big problems as a flip-flopper, and a lot of evangelicals don't cotton to Mormons. Frederick of Hollywood could still be a contender, but his Hamlet act is wearing thin. Ginrich might yet get into it, but he's got tons of baggage. Huckabee has his charms, but, man, he's pretty far right. I dunno.

MR. BASEBALL said...

I love the "Frederick of Hollywood" reference. I haven't heard that one before.

The Rascal said...

Yeah, I'm trying to get "Frederick of Hollywood" into wide circulation. It works on two levels: 1) It's demeaning of the Thompson and works against his so-called Tennessee pedigree, and 2) It goes against the grain of the Republican Party's vaunted hatred of all things Hollywood (which, of course, has always been false given the love affairs with Ronnie Reagan and John Wayne).

Anonymous said...

So let me get this right, conservatives hate all things Hollywood? I hadn't realized. Does that mean liberals love all things Hollywood? Yeah that's it. The Republicans will run Thompson because if he gets the nomination he'll not only get the votes of conservatives who agree with what he says, he'll also get the votes of all liberals because they love all things Hollywood. Yep, the republican party is using the old "big tent" strategy. Hill doesn't stand a chance. It must be a Rovian plot. The genius!

Or is a self professed liberal just overly generalizing and stereotyping those whose opinions differ from his? No, impossible. It is a Rovian plot.