Nailing Giuliani to the Wall

Mary Matalin, on Meet the Press a couple of days ago, nailed Rudolph Giuliani’s leftist authoritarian arse to the wall, and it was a thing of beauty (emphasis mine — ed.):

…the gun culture, it’s not a gun culture, it’s a mainstream culture. It’s emblematic of a really important element of the conservative psyche. They’re hunters, they’re sportsmen, it’s a lifestyle thing. They’re Constitutionalists. And it wasn’t that Rudy was just for gun control. He was hostile to gun owners and hostile to the Second Amendment. He’s the only mayor that sued gun companies. He blamed five Southern states for the troubles that New York was having with guns. He was the only mayor who bragged about running around the country in support of Clinton’s gun control.

I just don’t think it can be put any more succinctly than that. And I would love for someone to use that quote and ask him point blank why in the hell we should trust him not to come after us and our culture the way he did in New York City.
That particular nugget I discovered at Hot Air, in a thread about Mitt Romney linking Hillary Clinton and Rudolph Giuliani to a so-called “New York State of Mind.” Riiiight. As if the “Massachusetts State of Mind” isn’t its identical twin. And the pot sayeth unto the kettle, “thou art black!”
Speaking of nailing Giuliani to the wall, Fred Thompson did a masterful job of it last week as well:

Fred Thompson said Friday while visiting a New Hampshire gun store that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani should stop bringing up the Big Apple on the campaign trail and criticized him for consistently supporting gun control legislation. Thompson’s popularity in early-voting New Hampshire has sunk rapidly in recent weeks, but his visit to Skip’s Gun and Sport Shop to trumpet second-amendment rights could be geared toward libertarian-leaning primary voters in the state.
And the usually laid-back Thompson aimed his tough talk straight at the Republican frontrunner.
“(Giuliani) simply supported just about every gun control legislation that came down the pike. And I just disagree with him on that…. over the years and he’s been very outspoken about it. Of course he’s not outspoken about it anymore,” Thompson told reporters with a smile. “It’s a major differentiation. He relates everything to New York City … Well, New York City is not emblematic of the rest of the country.

Giuliani spokesperson Katie Levinson said in response, “Coming from a man who lives in the Beltway, who is a Washington insider and lobbyist and who played the role Rudy Giuliani actually lived on a television series, I am not sure what to make of the senator’s comments, except to say results are results.
That’s roughly translated into plainspoken American English as, “My boss got his arse nailed to the wall and I ain’t got jack to counter it, so I’ll just toss out Pre-Written Attack Response No. 2. Yeah, I know it’s crap, but it’s all I got, sorry.”

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