Jon Swift explains how conservatives are coming to terms with Rudy Giuliani’s statist tendencies. They’re emphasizing the one day when a touch of totalitarianism was a good idea.
Here’s the opening, but read the whole thing. ;)
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani is now leading the pack of Republican presidential contenders and some conservatives are a little concerned, even though most conservatives are embracing him. Although everyone applauds his heroic conduct on September 11, 2001, some conservatives think he may be too liberal on many social issues and there are questions about his personal life and temperament. Isn’t it unfair, though, to judge a man on how he behaved on 22,930 days of his life instead of the day he was at his best? Besides, Giuliani is not running on these other 22,930 days of his life, he’s running on just this one day, and when Giuliani is President, every day will be 9/11.
The only problem I can see with this approach is that I’m sure we could apply something similar to John McCain for all the days he wasn’t thinking about gutting the First Amendment, plus credit for his heroism as a POW.
These guys make Bush look good.