Washington Could Use Some Mental Toughness

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    Rudy Giuliani: 2008's Toughest Republican
    By Deroy Murdock, Scripps Howard News Service
    2007-12-27

    Giuliani's titanium spine would replace the gelatinous vertebrae of too many Washington Republicans who buckle to greedy lobbyists and mischievous bureaucrats who demand costly favors, leak classified data, and contravene a reputedly conservative White House.

    A Washington veteran like John McCain seems unlikely to tame the bureaucracy. At 71, how long would he have the stamina to do so? Fred Thompson's campaign-trail lethargy hardly foreshadows Oval Office dynamism. Given his 47 percent increase in Arkansas' tax burden and 65 percent spending expansion, Mike Huckabee cannot "just say no" to big government. Meanwhile, his foreign policy seems a homily of global forgiveness -- something suited to a theoretical planet populated by magnanimous adversaries. And Mitt Romney's maze of policy contradictions and mounting untruths suggests the absence of a philosophical core -- the main ingredient of the true grit America needs.

    Some conservatives remain unimpressed that Giuliani used Reaganesque ideas to rescue America's largest and arguably Leftest (meaning "most Leftist") city from decades of socialist mismanagement. He cut Gotham's tax burden 17 percent, transformed Times Square from Porn Central Station into a hotbed of Disney musicals, and created a culture that helped curb Medicaid abortions 23percent and boost adoptions 133 percent. Mysteriously, some call this "social liberalism."

    With polls opening soon, Republicans should ask: Who is tough enough to stomp Islamofascists abroad and stop gravy-hungry lobbyists, bureaucrats, and congressmen at home? As columnist George Will observed, Giuliani "grew up in Brooklyn when the Dodgers were still there and nevertheless rooted for the Yankees." He is "someone who is spoiling for a fight."

    Not soon enough, a Giuliani presidency would mean less Jell-O and more titanium in Washington.

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    have you learned anything from the bush cabal...you dont let the son of a ex mobster be president

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