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Q: Boxers or Briefs?
A: September 11th!

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Rudy Giuliani is asked a question about funding for HIV treatment and, robbing parodists of great material, manages to work September 11 into his answer.

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  1. the federal government works best … on a state-by-state, locality-by-locality basis.

    What the hell could possibly be hidden in the ellipsis that could make sense out of that statement?

  2. . . .that does absolutely nothing. . . .

  3. … for feeding my ego, whose ravenous hunger for attention, power, and fealty cannot be satisfied…

  4. Tell you what, Rudy. You bring me the head of bin Laden, and I’ll vote for you. Merely being mayor of a city attacked by terrorists gives you nothing at all in the way of national security chops. Kickin’ ass and taking names is another story altogether.

    I hear that Afghanistan is nice in the summer–ta, ta!

  5. I heard he named his cat “Never Forget.”

  6. Ted Kennedy’s brother was murdered by an anti-Israel Arab.

    By the logic of Guiliani-supporters, this makes him an expert on international affairs and counter-terrorism.

  7. If Bin Laden had released a video saying he really really wanted to attack the Trade Center, but the wily know-it-all bastard Giuliani had outfoxed him at every turn, and thwarted each and every variant of the diabolical plan, until they had been forced to settle for leaving a lousy tip at a Mister Softee stand on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, I still wouldn’t vote for Giuliani.

  8. P Brooks,

    I wouldn’t either–I lied. I just wanted to convince Rudy to go to Afghanistan to look for bin Laden.

  9. Roooody has the #1 most watched video this week on YT, with 350,000 views. It also only has 51 comments, including such gems as:

    Yes!, Applaud our next president!
    Thank you Rudy , your ideas will help stregthen America, and will continue? been the best country. God Bless you
    I LOVE? RUDY!!!!
    Go Go Go Rudy We Love You 🙂
    Rudy is bt far and away the best candidate for President.

    Everything’s just all sun shiny in his world, isn’t it?

  10. Yes!, …
    … you Rudy , … help … America, and …
    Go Go Go …
    … far and away …

  11. It also only has 51 comments, including such gems as:….

    And they were all left by Eric Dondero. right?

  12. And they were all left by Eric Dondero. right?

    I don’t think Eric can do more than 4 posts on a thread without accusing someone of being a “girlie man”. So no.

  13. #1 most watched video this week on YT

    I’ve noticed that the comments on YT are epically, amazingly dumb most of the time.

    I know I can’t be the only one who has noticed.

  14. I always thought RudyGiuliani looked a bit TooSwarthy for an ItalianAmerican.

  15. “…your first defense against terrorist attack is that local police station, or that local firehouse.” -Rudy

    NYC Firefighters hate Giuliani, so I’m sure they’re stomping on their hats now that he’s using them as a political campaign tool.

    Linky: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaCYEEO-58I

  16. Rudy is the Republican John Kerry.

    “What do I think about strawberry exports? I’m glad you asked. If there’s one thing I learned from Vietna911, its…”

  17. I’ve noticed that the comments on YT are epically, amazingly dumb most of the time.

    I know I can’t be the only one who has noticed.

    You’re not. YouTube is a special place, where “LOL” is considered a deeply insightful observation.

  18. Mayor? 9/11?

    And all this time I thought he was a manager at 7/11.

  19. “””NYC Firefighters hate Giuliani, so I’m sure they’re stomping on their hats now that he’s using them as a political campaign tool.”””

    If I remember correctly he screwed the NYPD. He made a bunch of promises and didn’t deliver. The cops I’ve talked to hate him too.

  20. You’re not. YouTube is a special place, where “LOL” is considered a deeply insightful observation.

    lol

  21. And all this time I thought he was a manager at 7/11.

    No, he was only suitable for government work.

  22. If I remember correctly he screwed the NYPD. He made a bunch of promises and didn’t deliver. The cops I’ve talked to hate him too.

    That’s because cops and firefighters are Islamofascist pussies!

  23. Contrary to the implication of the headline, his answer did not include the words “September 11th”. There’s plenty of stuff to beat on Rudy with, no need to make stuff up.

  24. You’re absolutly correct, crimethink.

    “Maybe having been mayor of the city, I know that your first defense against terrorist attack is that local police station, or that local firehouse.”

    This sentence doesn’t refer to 9/11 at all. And it’s totally applicable to someone’s query about funding HIV treatments.

  25. The September 11 answer is the Republican version of the Democrat’s “for the kid’s” rationale. No matter the topic, it always pops up as a justifcation for anything and everything.

  26. Rudy said

    “”My general experience has been that the federal government works best when it helps and assists and encourages and sets guidelines? on a state-by-state, locality-by-locality basis. It’s no different from the way I look at homeland security. Maybe having been mayor of the city, I know that your first defense against terrorist attack is that local police station, or that local firehouse.”

    No, he did not say “9/11” but he did reference what he “know”s about “defense against terrorist attack” Where did he get that knowledge? Even if you take 9/11 specifically off the table, he still referenced a terrorist attack.

    He was asked about HIV, he gave an answer that included comments about terrorism. Isn’t that the issue Radley’s pointing out?

  27. Contrary to the implication of the headline, his answer did not include the words “September 11th”. There’s plenty of stuff to beat on Rudy with, no need to make stuff up.

    In the same sense that “Silent Night” is really a song about any kid born of a virgin who “sleeps in heavenly peace”.

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