Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Why Giuliani? Because the Other Choices Are Worse!

Savaged mercilessly by diehard theoconservatives determined to elect an unknown True Believer to the Oval Office in '08, SWNID offers this Tom Toles cartoon from the Washington Post as justification for his pragmatic support for the exquisite antiterrorist candidate, Rudy Giuliani.

At this stage, to do otherwise is to refuse to learn the most important lesson taught in the 70s by Professors Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

And we offer a grateful tip of the SWNID hat to dedicated gentle reader and comment-poster rustypants for directing our attention to this delightful drawing.


Anonymous said...

Your "Professor Crosby..." link is broken.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing more pragmatic than waiting for candidates to emerge when the Presidential election is 2 1/2 years away and few (if any) candidates have yet announced their candidacy.

There is nothing more mercilessly savage than advocating state authorized, state endorsed, and state funded abortion. It's clear that SWIND is not advocating these policies. However, Rudy is. You can choose to be in his corner this early in the race. Some are choosing to wait. Better pickins may come along. Even if we join the Rudy bandwagon during the primaries (because he turns out to be the least of all evils), it won't be too late.

Anonymous said...

Why not McCain? McCain has more conservative credentials than Giuliani (how do you spell that guy's name?).

McCain has only been liberal on free speech ("campaign finance reform"). He is as conservative as the President on national security.

Without a clear frontrunner (George Bush in 2000), McCain has a shot at the nomination. He has at least as big a shot as Rudy.

McCain for president. Condoleeza for Vice-President. Rudy for Secretary of Defense. Josh Bolton for Secretary of State. Tony Snow for Chief of Staff. Pat Buchanan for Ambassador to Eritrea.

Jon A. Alfred E. Michael J. Wile E. SWNID said...

To anonymous a:
Apparently a lot of people have been looking up song lyrics.

To anonymous b:
I find your characterization of Giuliani's stance on abortion to be exaggerated, like saying that Nixon, if elected in 1968, would immediately bomb Moscow and Peking.

I'm all for jumping on the best bandwagon that goes by. But right now, it's a mighty small parade. I'll sell out Rudy for the right price, but there aren't any good bids right now.

To anonymous c:
McCain has shifted around far too much for me to trust him. That's the point of the cartoon, yes? Plus, he lacks executive experience. I'll accept him if nominated, maybe favor him if Rudy and Condi don't run and no one else looks good, but given a choice beteween the two frontrunners, the one that everyone is talking about and the one that I alone talk about, I choose the latter