Monday, August 06, 2007

New Republic Says Conservatives Giving Rudy a "Free Pass" on Religion

(Hat tip: Catholics Against Rudy)

From The New Republic:
...What exactly is going on here? Sure, Mitt Romney's Latter Day Sainthood is creeping out some of the base and so makes for an irresistible target. But what of the heavy breathing over Thompson's Jesus credentials or, weirder still, Brownback's--a man so ostentatiously devout I feel the urge to genuflect every time I see him on C-SPAN. The answer to this puzzle lies in who most notably is not getting tarred in this religious war: Rudy Giuliani. I mean, if Thompson's degree of protestant zeal is of concern to a single soul, one might reasonably expect the serially unfaithful, thrice-wed, pro-gay, proudly pro-choice New Yorker--quite possibly the shabbiest Catholic in the history of the modern church--to be burned in effigy daily by the party's wingnuts.

But for now, it seems the ideologically heretical Giuliani is regarded as an entirely different animal, and so the rest of the pack is busy jockeying to be the base-friendly non-Rudy in this race. I mean, why bother picking on Giuliani's spiritual shortcomings when America's Mayor is already taking a beating for the full range of his noxiously liberal views on conservative websites like and Best to set yourself up as the conservative alternative and hope that eventually Rudy goes the way of the once formidable, now barely conscious McCain campaign...

(emphasis added)

Someone who isn't cutting Rudy any slack is his own Obama-supporting daughter.

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At 8/06/2007 11:19 AM, Blogger Jeff Miller said...

Well "the shabbiest Catholic in the history of the modern church" is a stretch since he is only a GOP version of John Kerry.

Though hopefully more and more reflexive Rudy supporters will start to realize just what a phony he is.


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