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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 02:46 AM
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From The Sunday Times
February 18, 2007
Battle between crock McCain and 'weird' Giuliani

Sarah Baxter, Washington

POLITICAL opponents are quick to point out that John McCain will be 72 when he enters the White House if he wins the presidency in two years time. His disarming response is: Im as old as dirt and have more scars than Franken-stein. And he never fails to mention his indomitable mother and her twin sister, who have just celebrated their 95th birthday.

Age has become an issue for McCain. He has been hip enough to appear in a cameo role in the film Wedding Crash-ers and hiked in the Grand Canyon with his son last summer, but the risks of voting for a candidate who is already 70 and has suffered several bouts of skin cancer are sinking in with voters.

A Gallup poll last week showed his campaign in a sudden fall against Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, whom Republican supporters said they favoured over McCain by 40% to 24%.

Beneath the headline number, more than four in 10 voters said they would not vote for a generally well-qualified person who was 72.

Giuliani, 62, is emerging this weekend as the candidate with the big mo, in the words of CNNs polling analyst Bill Schneider. Another poll on Friday showed the former mayor beating McCain in a head-to-head contest by 53% to 31%, although his drawbacks may simply be less well-known than McCains for now.............
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 03:21 AM
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1. He's got "big Mo" all right....
Including those pic of him in drag...

It puts the fundies in a bind...

Do they back the man who they see can win or do they betray their flock and appear hypocritical to their supporters...

Ah yes, what a wonderful dilemma the GOP faces in the coming months...
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MADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 04:53 AM
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2. Someone will drag out that 2002 "two gay guys and a shitzu" comment
which was made by the unsuccessful candidate running against Lindsey Graham -- it was a rather unfortunate comment, but it's only a matter of time.

Shi-Tzu-Baiting Rears Its Ugly Head in the Red States: Valerie Bauerlein of reports on the recent debate in South Carolina between Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alex Sanders and Republican Lindsey Graham:

Sanders said Graham was the one running a TV endorsement from Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York City.

"He's an ultra-liberal," Sanders said. "His wife kicked him out and he moved in with two gay men and a Shih Tzu.

"Is that South Carolina values? I don't think so."

Prediction: Sanders will get a pass for his gay-baiting a) mainly because it's the sort of deliciously cynical cheap shot reporters who enjoy covering politics savor; b) secondarily because he's a Democrat running against a Clinton-impeacher and won't be attacked by gay-rights groups; c) because he has some sense of comic timing; d) because he's a pretty appealing fellow; and e) because he's going to be repudiated by the voters... But Sanders probably should be blasted for it anyway. Over to you, Frank Rich. ... 12:28 P.M.
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MasonJar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-18-07 07:19 PM
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3. In another thread today on DU Giuliani was praising Scalia and
Alito and declared the he would have no problem sending anti-abortion judges to the Supreme Court. So we have two hypocrites, one warmonger, two right wing enablers and one Scalia shill running on the PUG side (manifested in only 2 individuals.) What else is new?
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