Monday, August 30, 2004

I caught some of Giuliani on "Meet The Press" and it appears near certain that Rudy has been properly indoctrinated with the RNC talking points (he's now a "Stepford Republican"). Example:

MR. RUSSERT: Do you agree with the president on stem cell?

MR. GIULIANI: I agree with the president in the sense that the president is the first one to put any money at all, and significant amounts of money, into stem cell research.

I've heard other Republicans use this stupid statement when discussing stem cell and I was a bit surprised to witness the normally-intelligent-sounding Giuliani agree to dumb himself down enough to utter this nonsense. He must know that the only reason GW is the "first one" is because stem cell research is that new! For all intensive purposes, there was no stem cell research going on prior to Bush's administration, at least not anywhere near the scale of today. So, duh, he's the first because it didn't exist for Carter, FDR, or even Clinton to act on.

Another example:

MR. RUSSERT: But on that point--on that point, Mr. Mayor, too often, if the president says he's a hero and has service more heroic than his own, and you say he's a hero, should the Swift Boat Veterans stop ads on TV that say he was a coward and a liar?

MR. GIULIANI: They should and all the 527s should stop.

Again, this is the RNC endorsed response, repeated incessantly by Bush. Don't condemn the Swift Boat liars, but rather call for ALL 527s to cease. Weave and dodge. For shame Rudy.

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