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Giuliani finds the vibrate switch on his cell phone

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Posted October 17, 2007 7:15 AM
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by Andrew Malcolm

This just in: Rudy Giuliani will not be taking any more cellphone calls from his wife -- or anyone -- during speeches.

"I have become technologically more proficient," Giuliani admitted last night during a conversation on the Fox New Channel's Hannity & Colmes. "I figured out how to put it on vibrate ... If anybody is offended by it, I won't do it again."

Giuliani, interviewed with his wife, offered thoughts on a variety of issues:

On Hillary Clinton's experience: "I don't know Hillary's experience. She's never run a city. She's never run a state. She's never run a business. She has never met a payroll. She has never been responsible for the safety and security of millions of people, much less even hundreds of people. So I'm trying to figure out where the experience is here."

On Hillary Clinton's Iraq position: "I mean, how many positions have we had on Iraq? Six. We had her condemning Obama for saying that he would talk to Iran without preconditions. And now she is going to talk to Iran without preconditions. There is an ambiguity and a shifting of position here that indicates that there isn't like that firm ground that you need."

On Hillary Clinton's "willful suspension of disbelief" comment to Gen. David Petraeus: "I think she has some nerve, calling an American general, in command of our troops, putting his life at risk for this country, that Democrats have even said was doing a good job. I think she has some nerve attacking the man's character."

On his appearance this weekend at the Family Research Council forum: "There are differences on the abortion issue, not really on marriage. We agree 100% that marriage should be between a man and a woman ... on abortion, I'll try to tell them we want to get to the same place. I would like to see abortion ended except I believe you have to retain this individual liberty that in the kind of society we have you have to protect that." As for James Dobson and his followers: "I would urge on them ... to look at the whole candidate."

His wife, Judith, said of her role: "I'm not a political person. And I have no desire to sit in on Cabinet meetings. And I promise you, I'm not going to morph into a politician."

Andrew Malcolm writes for Top of the Ticket, the L.A. Times' political blog.

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Comments

No, Don Giuliano. It may have been cute the first time. But what you did was to illustrate the rudeness of this techno-centric World where toys take precedence over everything.


GW. stifle yourself!
First of all, it is amazing that of all the stuff Giuliani talked about, Andy Malcom highlights the cell phone "joke"?? Give me a break!


So what? you libs must be pretty desperate to bring this up as an issue. I personally dont plan to vote for him, but I do think some of your arguments are very lame.


So what? you libs must be pretty desperate to bring this up as an issue. I personally dont plan to vote for him, but I do think some of your arguments are very lame.

Posted by: GWB | October 17, 2007 9:35 AM


Yes, clearly this is nor one of the deeply important issues like the wearing of flag pins.


Great Day for Rudy yesterday. First, someone finally points out the truth that Hillary has no achievements in life aside from being someone's wife. Second, he rips Obama for being a phony-Reagan. All at the same time paying tribute to the time honored theory of peace through strength that won the cold war.

Great job to Rudy G for his comments, and I hope he keeps up the good work.
For a rebuttal challenge to socialists who support Hillary, what has she ever managed successfully? (a political campaign in NY does not count, nor does it qualify you to be president of the US).

Go Rudy Go. 12 months of this, and we just might have a chance to win.


John D, Of all the "stuff" Don Giuliano talked about? The only thing that was important to Don Giuliano himself was his cell phone. It was cute to him and it resonated well for a hot minute. Why wouldn't anyone find that of much greater significance than his "stuff."


Hannity was in a rage over Obama's flag pin. But I bet he clamped on to Rudy's cell phone manners as proof of his "family values".


Robert,
Please explain why winning a political campaign in NY does not count? She was trouncing Rudy before he grabbed his jewels and bowed out like a coward.


GW, you're cute little Don Giuliano name for Rudy is actually racist. Are all Italians members of the Mafia? And, didn't Giuliani make a career of putting away Mafia criminals?
But then the mindset of the Loony Left is one of sheer stupidity and ridiculousness.


The real problem with America is the people. Most of them think they are so smart, but the reality is they are basically stupid or just don't care. And that's the reason that mostly all the candidates for POTUS are a bunch of rich narcissist's and sociopath's. We are no better than the rest of the world and we will never get good people running this county. So keep on ranting and going nowhere.


Robert,
Please explain why winning a political campaign in NY does not count? She was trouncing Rudy before he grabbed his jewels and bowed out like a coward.

Posted by: john | October 17, 2007 11:13 AM

You're on to something here. She cleaned his clock bad so it's payback for him and all of the macho men of the GOP. If Hillary wins, all of their weinies will wilt. I 've heard that (M)ann Coulter is hung like a mule.


Johnny D,
Italian is a race? Silly liberal me, I thought it was an ethnic group. You are so wise. Teach us more.


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