Has a legitimate presidential candidate ever been indicted out of the race before? How about an illegitimate candidate?
Honestly, this is getting ridiculous. Giuliani won’t fire a pedophile priest from his payroll no matter how it might look for his campaign. He pushed his incompetent, mobbed-up henchman for Homeland Security Secretary and, terrifyingly, almost got his wish. He blew 9/11 when he ignored advice and based his emergency command center in the WTC. Why? Apparently so that he could use the lavishly furnished site as an adulterous love nest. The guy has a messianic infallibility complex that would make the president blush.
I can sort of get the 9/11 aura that convinced the GOP to let Giuliani throw his hat in the ring, but at some point the party needs to think about an intervention. With Tom DeLay and Jack Abramoff and Duke Cunningham and Mark Foley (and, soon, almost the entire Alaska Congressional delegation) so fresh in the nation’s memory is this guy really the best face that the GOP can put forward?
Maybe some Giulianiacs can stop by and explain the appeal to me. Believe me, I get the idea of electing the Tasmanian Devil and calling him “strong on security.” Well enough if that’s the foreign policy you want. Now look at the trade-off. The guy can’t govern, his cronies will steal anything that isn’t bolted down, he reads 1984 for leadership ideas and he thinks he’s God. I guess that we honestly have to destroy the country in order to save it.
You know, given Trapper John’s thoughts and particularly the way that Fox News has done anything but bury the story, maybe leaking the Hamptons love tryst was the intervention.