Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Lazy Hazy Primary Race
Rudy's Alien Sanctuary
Nothing exposes Rudy Giuliani to attack from Republicans more than his history on Illegal Immigration. During his reign as mayor New York City was a "sanctuary" for illegals (says Mitt Romney). Ofcourse Rudy's changed his tune to appeal to the hard core Republican Primary voters but this flip flop seems undeniable since his words and deeds are part & parcel of Hizzoner's 8 year record.
You tell me if Rudy is tough enough on non-citizens to satisfy the Tancredo mob? He guaranteed undocumented immigrants access to schools, health care and the police were ordered to disregard their status, a policy adopted from Democrats Koch and Dinkens.
"Some of the hardest working and most productive people in this city are undocumented aliens," said Rudy in 1994. "If you come here and you work hard and you happen to have undocumented status, you're one of the people who we want in this city."
Is that the policy we want applied throughout the Country if Rudy Giuliani becomes President?
Karl Rove....At Large
To the regret of his Democrat harassers, Karl Rove will leave the WH on his own terms (not handcuffed) at the end of August.
The Democrat obsession "to get Rove" came to naught; however, they'll persist in the hunt for the "white whale"..try to drag him before Congress to testify in the Gonzo scandal and attempt to probe the "secrets" of the Bush Administration regardless of the Executive Privilege extended to Rove by President Bush. The Wilsons (Valerie and Joe) will miss him also...Tsk, tsk..sore losers.
Those Democrats who detest him should take seriously Rove's final advice in the Wall Street Journal: "Do not imagine that Democrats have the 2008 election in the bag." Hmmm...wonder if Rove will work behind the scenes to promote a Republican candidate for '08?
Iowa Straw Poll
As expected Mitt Romney "bought" the top spot in the Iowa Straw Poll. His organizational skills are impressive, but more importantly...very expensive. One wonders if he'd be as willing to spend taxpayer money on government programs and entitlements as he is to promote himself?
Mike Huckabee came in second on a shoe string budget---Huckabee served watermelon from Arkansas while Romney fed top notch barbeque to Iowans out for free food & a bus ride for their votes...can't beat that? Huckabee's a nice guy but most likely no one will remember who came in second in a Republican fundraiser this time next year.
Notably, John McCain and Rudy Giuliani did not participate in the Straw Poll but will be competitive in the Iowa Caucus for votes that count in the race to win the Republican Primary.