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Idle thoughts of a relatively libertarian Republican in Cambridge, MA, and whomever he invites. Mostly political.

"A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures."
  -- Daniel Webster

Thursday, November 08, 2007 :::

I sat down with Giuliani to discuss the biggest hurdle facing his judicial appointments strategy: the fact that a significant number of conservatives simply do not believe his pledge to appoint strict constructionist judges to the courts.

"I don't understand why," Giuliani told me. "Because look, if I was going to try to fool them, I would just change my positions. I would just fool them, right? I'm not suggesting anybody else has done that.
No, of course not.

A couple of weeks ago, while campaigning in New Hampshire, Giuliani asserted that he (a Yankees' fan) was cheering for the Red Sox, as the AL Champions, in the World Series. There was a lot of skepticism, but I give him the benefit of the doubt. I don't think most Yankees' fans were cheering for the Red Sox, but I suspect a lot of them would cheer for any other American League Champion, so his reasoning isn't entirely implausible, and he has been fairly straight about some positions he holds that aren't helping him politically.

::: posted by Steven at 9:11 PM

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