Today Rudy Giuliani accepted the endorsement of charlatan/preacher Pat Robertson. This is a little odd, since Pat Robertson believes that America "deserved" to be attacked on 9/11 because God had withdrawn his protection from our once-beatific nation on account of Internet pornography, secularism and, of course, abortion.
Rudy "9/11" Giuliani, as we all know, has built his entire national political reputation on the fact that unlike President Bush, he didn't instantly crap his pants when we got attacked. (Suffice it to say our standards for leadership have slipped a bit.)
During a GOP debate not long ago, Rudy lashed out at Ron Paul for having the temerity to suggest that certain US policies toward the Middle East may have played some part in the radicalization of the 9/11 terrorists. From TPM:
"I don't think I've ever heard that before...I would ask the Congressman to withdraw that comment and tell us that he didn't really mean that."But, as they say, politics makes strange bedfellows. Especially when the politician in question is a shallow and cynical opportunist who (perhaps rightly) has no respect for the intelligence of the American voter and who regularly exploits the true victims and heroes of 9/11 for his own political gain.
Actually, Rudy has heard something similar to that before. And far from asking the fellow who said it to withdraw his comment, today Rudy cheerfully accepted his endorsement. Go figure.
Still, I never thought I'd see Giuliani get in bed with one of those Blame America First characters.
Especially not one who probably thinks that Giuliani is going to hell for being a Catholic. And a cross-dresser.