Wednesday, September 12, 2007

That's What Rudolph Finds Disgusting?

Earlier today former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani called's ad questioning General Pateraus' honesty regarding the Iraq war "one of the more disgusting things that has happened in American politics."

Really? An ad? An ad in which American citizens exercise their god given inalienable right to seek answers from a government official. This is what Rodolph considers "disgusting?" Mr. Giuliani obviously isn't a student of American history. If he was, he'd know our past is chock full of far more disgusting things than the ad.

What would that be? How about then Governor George Bush's whisper effort during the 2000 campaign regarding the race of one of Senator John McCain's children for starters? Gee, wonder where the Bushies got the idea to attack an opponent's child?

Don't like this example of disgusting politics, well who could forget the swift boat veterans for truth and their smear job on Senator John Kerry's war record, or President Richard Nixon's cover up of the break in at the Headquarters of the Democratic National Committee, or even Senator Joseph McCarthy's witch hunts? Hell, Vice President Aaron Burr actually shot and killed one of his political rivals. Talk about crude politics!

Even a cursory study of American history shows its politics to be a very rough business. If Rudolph can't stomach a simple ad, then he clearly doesn't have the constitution to be President.

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