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Bad. Idea. Rudy.

Whoever came up with this idea, Rudy needs to stomp on it.

Giuliani party seeks $9.11 per person

WASHINGTON - A supporter of Rudy Giuliani's is throwing a party that aims to raise $9.11 per person for the Republican's presidential campaign.

Abraham Sofaer is having a fundraiser at his Palo Alto, Calif., home on Wednesday, when Giuliani backers across the country are participating in the campaign's national house party night.

But Sofaer said he had nothing to do with the "$9.11 for Rudy" theme.

"There are some young people who came up with it," Sofaer said when reached by telephone Monday evening. He referred other questions to Giuliani's campaign.

Why not just ask for $29.93 one penny for every dead body on 9/11?

It's a bad idea on so many levels I'm surprised it made it as far as it did. I'm sure someone thought it was an inspired idea. They where wrong. I've worked enough campaigns to understand that sometimes volunteers will work against the campaign's message. I'm assuming that is the case here but the campaign needs to step and squelch this. Quickly.


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I'm not sure. From little ... (Below threshold)
kim:

I'm not sure. From little seeds of grass grow mighty lawns.
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Totally agree, Paul.... (Below threshold)

Totally agree, Paul. Giuliani has to be very careful to emphasize his capabilities when faced with a terrorist attack while not appearing as if he is capitalizing on on 9/11.

Whomever on his staff who came up with that idea should be fired. Yesterday.

Doesn't look like this come... (Below threshold)
89:

Doesn't look like this comes from anyone in the candidate's campaign, but if it did some firings are in order.

Bad Taste.Guiliani... (Below threshold)
jpm100:

Bad Taste.

Guiliani has had his strategic material stolen more than once. Combine that with this and I wouldn't be shocked (maybe a little surpised) if there's people undermining Guiliani from within.

Come on rudy dont go imatat... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

Come on rudy dont go imatating the liberals and throw a exclusive party and make eveyone pay 2000 pasaquas for a ticket

Right, wise old owl, but th... (Below threshold)
kim:

Right, wise old owl, but this is only 9.11 pasaquas; enough people may wing in a tenner for a whole horizon of different reasons and raise a whole flock of a lot of money. The flock may even leave a few deposits to encourage the grass seeds, maybe even till up the ground a little looking for leetul sarpints.
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As socially very conservati... (Below threshold)
nehemiah:

As socially very conservative, and very much pro-life, I still believe that Rudy will be our best candidate to win in 2008. I support Rudy at this time.

By the way, I heard Hillary is having a higher dollar amount fundraiser as well the same weekend. The amount I believe was $666.

I knew I could get bird tur... (Below threshold)
kim:

I knew I could get bird turds on well-ordered lawns in there.
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Are cent coins still legal ... (Below threshold)
89:

Are cent coins still legal tender?

Never have been.====... (Below threshold)
kim:

Never have been.
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<a href="http://www.newsday... (Below threshold)
mantis:

Here's a golden oldie from Mr. 9/11 Rudy 9/11 Giuliani 9/11.

The Twin Towers Fund is for the families of firefighters and cops. It has $70 million and suddenly in December it stopped sending any money to widows. Giuliani announced he wanted to transfer the money from a city-run nonprofit organization to a private organization, headed by I, Giuliani.

I am told that the new mayor, Michael Bloomberg, said, "You're not going to embarrass me on this."

And Giuliani answered, "Never!"

Of course he will. The first thing he does is put his girlfriend, Judi Nathan, on the payroll at $100,000 or so. She arrives with two friends. The cost of administrating the fund goes to $2 million a year. If the fund remains with the city, the cost of running it will be zero.

9/11!!

Nice hit-piece link mantis,... (Below threshold)
Veeshir:

Nice hit-piece link mantis, you realize that NY papers mostly hate Rudy?
Here's another link about it.

Also notice, they had stoppped giving out money before Rudy took over.
I'm just curious, what exactly was your comment supposed to prove?

Is it possible to even orga... (Below threshold)
Rance:

Is it possible to even organize any reasonable fund raising event with less than $9.11 in overhead?

you realize that NY pape... (Below threshold)
mantis:

you realize that NY papers mostly hate Rudy?

Yeah, I wonder why...

Also notice, they had stoppped giving out money before Rudy took over.

And he got some nice cheddar for his then-girlfriend and her pals. Nice.

I'm just curious, what exactly was your comment supposed to prove?

Just giving some additional background on Captain 9/11.

Please Rudy.....ke... (Below threshold)
civil behavior:

Please Rudy.....keep em comin.

Call Judy, I'm sure she'll be able to help you work out the details of this $9.11 fundraiser.

Man, you can't help but feel sorry for these foolish stupid Americans who would vote for these grade A despicable politicians like Googliani.

Aww shucks we Spurwing Plov... (Below threshold)
Spurwing Plover:

Aww shucks we Spurwing Plovers just like to go leave our messes at the big parties that the eco-wackos like to throw yep right in their wine coolers SQUAWK SQUAWK

Paul, what is your problem ... (Below threshold)
Don:

Paul, what is your problem with Rudy Giuliani? If I remembr correctly your hatred for Babe Ruth was based solely on the fact that he drank too much and that he liked women too much.

Don, hitting the crack pipe... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Don, hitting the crack pipe too hard?

I guess I'm missing somethi... (Below threshold)
Sara:

I guess I'm missing something here. What exactly is it you object to? Is it the small amount? The tie-in to 9/11? Or the fact it is Rudy's campaign who would benefit?

When I worked on Congressional campaigns and managed fundraisers, we were grateful for every Grandma who gave $5. We returned contributions, many of them, that were only $1 and often got lambasted for denying those seniors on fixed incomes their right to feel as if they contributed something, even if only a dollar at a time.

I'm sick of Rudy's "me me me, I I I" campaign rhetoric as if he is the only person in the country who has singlehandedly prevented further attacks and the only one who was a stand-up guy during 9/11. He is a one-noter. But, I must be missing something in your outrage. I just don't see it.

Deleting me, Paul? Whassup?... (Below threshold)
jim:

Deleting me, Paul? Whassup?

How about donations $.12 as... (Below threshold)
FreedomFries:

How about donations $.12 as an alternative?

That perfectly matches the typical Republican IQ.

FreedomFries,That ... (Below threshold)
nehemiah:

FreedomFries,

That is SOOOO hilarious!!!

You really should be using your talents at MorOn.org.

>Deleting me, Paul? Whassup... (Below threshold)
Paul:

>Deleting me, Paul? Whassup?

If you're that dumb, it just confirms my decision (over a week ago I believe now) to ban you from my posts.

Apparently, you're too stupid to remember, we've had this discussion before.

This is the LAST wanning. If you comment on one of my posts again, I'll ban you. Period.

>I guess I'm missing someth... (Below threshold)
Paul:

>I guess I'm missing something here. What exactly is it you object to? ... The tie-in to 9/11?

Obviously.

You don't get that?

Giuliani is a ghoul. He's u... (Below threshold)
dft:

Giuliani is a ghoul. He's using corpses of firefighters and other first responders to raise funds. He'll probably try to distance himself from the $9.11 contribution idea, but not after reminding everybody that it was he who stood atop the smoldering pile of dead bodies. The people who were most affected by the attack on 9/11 do not like him and do not want him to represent them as President--why isn't that enough for those of you 30 percenters that currently find him to be an appealing candidate? He's a fear-mongering sleaze.

Guiliani may have had his "... (Below threshold)
Rance:

Guiliani may have had his "Al Gore 'I invented the internet' moment on the campaign trail.

He is quoted, more than once as saying "I investigated Yasser Arafat before anybody knew who he really was." This is in his role in the investigation of the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro.

The problem is, Arafat had already been on the cover of Time magazine three times: December 1968, November 1974, and March 1978 before Rudy discovered him.

Paul...I hope you learn you... (Below threshold)
nogo war:

Paul...I hope you learn your lesson. Wizbang is not about critical analysis of Republicans.
Oh sure your points are valid...but that is the weakness in your post.
I would hope that no one brings up Rudi's hypocrisy on his speech at the NRA and this
http://www.gunowners.org/pres08/giuliani.htm

Obviously.Y... (Below threshold)
Sara:

Obviously.

You don't get that?

I guess not, or I wouldn't have asked my question. Much more politely, BTW, than your snarky reply.

#30 SaraThat appears... (Below threshold)
Don:

#30 Sara
That appears to be how Paul reacts to questions. Instead of explaining himself, he comes back with some kind of wise crack.

It's been my impression tha... (Below threshold)
kim:

It's been my impression that the honest rhetoricians among the leftists are jim, mantis, Paul H, and Steve C. Among the less easy to label are BryanD and PennyWit. Several others deserve honorable, at least occasional mention. The rest are useful as an example of the paucity of the intellect of much of the radical left. It's only pumped up with Soros money. Without it, the left might actually recover the proud heritage it has for generating new ideas. Now it's an awful mishmash of dissonating themes.
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30 & 31, When I wr... (Below threshold)
Paul:

30 & 31,

When I wrote: "Why not just ask for $29.93 one penny for every dead body on 9/11?" That should have made it obvious to any and all readers.

Sorry if that was too subtle for you. sigh.

>OK, Paul, you know what? I... (Below threshold)
Paul:

>OK, Paul, you know what? I don't know what about my comments frighten you.

They don't frighten me, they annoy me. buh bye.

>It's been my impression th... (Below threshold)
Paul:

>It's been my impression that the honest rhetoricians among the leftists are jim, mantis, Paul H, and Steve C. Among the less easy to label are BryanD and PennyWit.

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Jim is annoying in that he ignores reality when it is presented to him. And he refuses to answer direct questions. (which got him banned)

mantis is OK but I do wish he would capitalize his name. When I use it to start a sentence should a cap it or not?

Hooson is intellectually dishonest and a moron. (although the least moronic of the Blue crowd, which is damning with faint praise)

Steve C... dunno. I (frankly)don't pay that much attention and must have never noticed something he said.

BryanD is the same way... I know he's been around forever but he's never made enough of an impression that I have a feeling either way...

Pennywit is ok. Sometimes brilliant, sometime not so... that's life.

I wish mantis wrote for Blue... of course he has an IQ above 65 and he's not insane so I don't know he's qualified.

mantis is OK but I do wi... (Below threshold)
mantis:

mantis is OK but I do wish he would capitalize his name. When I use it to start a sentence should a cap it or not?

I don't capitalize because it's not my name. I'm not Mantis, I'm a mantis. In other words, I'm just a bug.

I wish mantis wrote for Blue... of course he has an IQ above 65 and he's not insane so I don't know he's qualified.

I almost did, but I waited a couple weeks to see the behavior of the people I would be associated with and I decided it would not be a good idea. Now that they've been around for a while I see that I was right.

If I had the time to consistently blog I would start my own, but right now I write plenty for work, and don't have time to write too much otherwise (just took on a new project which I'm very excited about, so you probably won't see me much in the coming weeks/months). Commenting is just something to do in the downtime that doesn't take much thought.

Jim, we've covered it sever... (Below threshold)
Paul:

Jim, we've covered it several times. Each time you magically forget we covered it. You ask these innocent questions like a wide eyed child.

Jim, we've covered it several times. Your feigning innocence (and mistreatment) won't get you far.

>Commenting is just somethi... (Below threshold)
Paul:

>Commenting is just something to do in the downtime that doesn't take much thought.

Yeah, we've known that from reading them. (humor)

It's a shame a reasonable left leaner (liberal?) such as yourself can't write for Blue... If you ever want to guest post, you know the door is open. We let that guy Pennywit in after all. (more humor pw)




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