Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Giuliani's Got a New Friend

Almost immediately following the news of Bernard Kerik's numerous misdeeds (and Giuliani's indifference to them), Pat Robertson swoops in to save the day for everyone's favorite 9/11 piggy-backer. Robertson backed Giuliani, saying "To me, the overriding issue before the American people is the defense of our population from the bloodlust of Islamic terrorists. We need a leader with a bold vision who is not afraid to tackle the challenges ahead." If it may seem completely hypocritical of Pat Robertson - a staunch Christian conservative - to be backing Giuliani - a pro-abortion, pro-gay rights candidate who has proven himself to be an adulterer with multiple divorces - that's because it is. In fact, according to Pat Robertson's own logic from his own show, it is people like Giuliani who caused 9/11 (thanks to the commenter Elderta over at Gothamist for pointing this out). Two days after 9/11, Robertson had Jerry Falwell (you know, the man who exposed that purple teletubby for what it is - a gay teletubby who is pushing the gay agenda on our innocent little children! Now that's what I call tackling the real issues Mr. Falwell!) on his show "The 700 Club." Falwell had some more insightful discourse with Robertson on the show when he had this to say about 9/11 and the precursors to it: "I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America. I point the finger in their face and say 'you helped this happen'." To this, Pat Robertson replied, "Well, I totally concur, and the problem is we have adopted that agenda at the highest levels of our government." So, it seems that Robertson thinks that it is the abortionists and the gays and lesbians who helped cause 9/11 to happen, yet he is now supporting a candidate who is pro-abortion and pro-gay rights. That makes Robertson's endorsement of Rudy hold little to no weight with me and hopefully anyone else with the sense to connect the dots.

Robertson's endorsement, while taking some of the heat away from Rudy's buddy Bernie, could not completely overshadow the matter. On November 9 Bernie was indicted in federal court for numerous felonies, including fraud, tax evasion, obstruction, applying a false loan appli
cation, and making false statements. But things may not be looking so down for Kerik, as he has a true friend in Giuliani. When asked if he would pardon Kerik if voted into office, Giuliani skirted around the question, saying it wasn't a fair inquiry. In another blow in Giuliani's attempt to free himself of Kerik talk, Judith Regan - the woman that Kerik brought to the apartment originially intended for 9/11 workers for some lovin' - is coming out and saying that she was asked to lie to federal investigators about Kerik by the honchos at HarperCollins Publishing LLC, which is owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp which is the parent company of such balanced media outlets as the New York Post and Fox News. Regan also alleges that the orders were coming from higher than HarperCollins, insinuating that they were as high up as News Corp. itself. While Regan's comments should be taken with a grain of salt (this is, after all, a woman who did not mind that Kerik was married and had another lover while sleeping with him, but the fact that his wife was pregnant was what sent her over the edge and she also tried to publish OJ's book If I Did It), it does - whether her accusations are correct or not - bring Kerik back into the spotlight, which also brings Giuliani into a negative light. As far as her assertions that it was coming from as high as Murdoch over at News Corp., I am wary of this accusation given Murdoch's baffling support of Clinton in the past and for president. Whatever Regan's agenda (or Murdoch's, for that matter) none of this pans out well for Rudy. What else does not pan well for Rudy? The lack of an endorsement from the New York City chapter of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association with their president, Patrick Lynch, making it clear how the association felt regarding Giuliani's push for public office: "Giuliani has wrapped himself firmly in the cloak of 9/11 for his own political purposes. But the real heroes of 9/11, those who helped to evacuate those towers and lived to tell the tale and all those who participated in the recovery and cleanup, know the truth. Rudy Giuliani has no real credentials as a terrorism fighter. His only credentials lie in managing the cleanup after a terror attack. The New York City Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association could never support Rudy Giuliani for any elected office." It seems that Rudy's popularity may be waning. Peace.

Photos [top to bottom] - Giuliani and Robertson at the latter's announcement of his endorsement of Rudy (Rudy Giuliani's flickr), Judith Regan (, Bernard Kerik (

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