Want Cheese w/that Whine, Mitt?

Gee willakers, it seems like my part-time pro-Rudy blogging avocation trends frequently towards Mitt-bashing.  I really wish it didn’t work out that way.  I would love to snark more about McCain, Fred, and the Huckster.

Thing is, Romney makes it so gosh-darned easy.  He won’t give a guy a break.

His campaign recently took time off from suggesting he call Obama “Osama”, and supportingscurrilous anti-Fred Thompson websites to complain to a humble– if establishmentarian– PA blogger about a polygamy joke.

Our friends at Pennsyltucky Politics– that’s the royal “we”, mind you– made a somewhat unoriginal joke at the expense of Romney’s Mormonosity by commenting he and his “17 wives” would be swinging through Philadelphia to scrounge up some donated cash to help offset the mammoth loans he’s giving his own campaign out of his pocket.

Please note that while the joke may be unoriginal, Pennsyltucky Politics is at a disadvantage because we are nowhere near the point where jokes about multiple wives have actually stopped being funny.

Well, Mitt’s communications people have sent Pennstyltucky Politics a mildly scolding note which has apparently inspired a collegial apology. Take it for what you will.

I take it thusly:  If Mormons are so mainstream, and just like everyone else, why skin so thin that they go out of their way to scold a regional blogger?  You think Giuliani gets cranky at Italian jokes?  Do you think he takes criticisms of the Spanish Inquisition personally?

Here, I’ll take a test flight and see if I get a call from Team Rudy: Giuliani is Torquemada to petty drug dealers and transvestite hookers that used to do brisk trade in Times Square.  Disappointed NYT reporters lament this Mayoral mafioso’s ascent.

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7 responses to “Want Cheese w/that Whine, Mitt?

  1. Mitt may be prickly, but at least he knows how to behave in public and, more important, at least he’s not failed at one of the more important things a man must do: being a good husband and a father. Unlike the non-Mormons in the race, he’s still on his first wife!

  2. karlub - PA RudyBlogger

    Well, I’ll give you the husband bit. A theme I have here, though, is examining data: Is there a coralation of which I should be aware regarding the observance of husbandly duties and executive competence?

    As for the father part, Roach, I hope you agree that is a more difficult situation to assess with Giuliani. I also hope you can admit that we can’t– and don’t– know much at all about his relationship with his children. Finally, I think we can agree it shouldn’t be our business, and that making those sorts of judgements is far from charitable.

    After all, it would be way out of bounds for me to suggest it verges on abuse to encourage people to call your son “Tag”.

    Please note I am joking. I have no idea if I’d be happy to have Mitt Romney as a father.

  3. I really wish people would quit jumping on the “Romney is a Mormon” tag and simply look at his ideas (such that they are) in this election! No one seems bothered that Giuliani is an Italian (yay!) or Thompson is an actor!

  4. karlub - PA for Hizzoner

    Well, part of my point is if Mitt Romney himself treated his religion as neither here nor there, people might stop talking about it.

    Believe me, as a Giuliani supporter I’m all for having the debate mostly live in the realm of policy!

  5. Meth

    As you know, I have not yet decided who I will support … I may well hold my nose and vote forRudy in a last ditch effort to keep the Clintons from re-entering the White House. Yet, if you are looking for a reason to tweak your champion look no further than my favorite curmudgeon Pat Buchanan (October 25) … as for Rudy ,”a Mcgovernite in 1972, he boasted in the campaign of 1993 that he would ‘rekindle the Rockefeller, Javits, Lefkowittz tradition’ of New Yorks GOP and produce the kind of change New York City saw … with John Lindsay. He ran on the Liberal Party line and supported Mario Cuomo in 1994. Pro abortion, anti-gun, again and again he strutted up Fifth Avenue in the Gay Pride Parade and turned the Big Apple into a sanctuary city for illegal aliens. As Ward Connerly went from state to state to end reverse discrimination, Rudy remained an affirmative action man.”

    You’re a little young to fully appreciate just how loony left you have to be to admire Rockefeller, javits, and Lindsay but if you truly knew these men, you are far too intelligent to share their political views. And, to this day, Rudy has not uttered the simpple words that would count for so much with conservatives such as myself, i.e., “While I personally favor a woman’s right to choose, the question of a right to abortion is an issue that lies with the several states since there is nothing in the federal constitutiion that addresses te issue.”

    All in all, when it comes to flip flopping in order to solicit conservative votes, Rudy outclassses Romney by a country mile. As I told you before, Romney is getting beat up because he is young, good looking, rich, and conservative … something the establishment media cannot abide.

  6. Meth

    As you know, I have not yet decided who I will support … I may well hold my nose and vote forRudy in a last ditch effort to keep the Clintons from re-entering the White House. Yet, if you are looking for a reason to tweak your champion look no further than my favorite curmudgeon Pat Buchanan (October 25) … as for Rudy ,”a Mcgovernite in 1972, he boasted in the campaign of 1993 that he would ‘rekindle the Rockefeller, Javits, Lefkowittz tradition’ of New Yorks GOP and produce the kind of change New York City saw … with John Lindsay. He ran on the Liberal Party line and supported Mario Cuomo in 1994. Pro abortion, anti-gun, again and again he strutted up Fifth Avenue in the Gay Pride Parade and turned the Big Apple into a sanctuary city for illegal aliens. As Ward Connerly went from state to state to end reverse discrimination, Rudy remained an affirmative action man.”

    You’re a little young to fully appreciate just how loony left you have to be to admire Rockefeller, javits, and Lindsay but if you truly knew these men, you are far too intelligent to share their political views. And, to this day, Rudy has not uttered the simpple words that would count for so much with conservatives such as myself, i.e., “While I personally favor a woman’s right to choose, the question of a right to abortion is an issue that lies with the several states since there is nothing in the federal constitutiion that addresses te issue.”

    All in all, when it comes to flip flopping in order to solicit conservative votes, Rudy outclassses Romney by a country mile. As I told you before, Romney is getting beat up because he is young, good looking, rich, and conservative … something the establishment media cannot abide.

  7. karlub - PA RudyBlogger

    NOTE ON FLIPPING AND FLOPPING

    I find no fault in Giuliani praising is GOP predecessors when assuming the mayoralty of NYC. There were so few upon whom he could remark! Speaking ill of them would be uncharitable and politically stupid. Besides, who really cares when every iota of evidence indicates he was an anti-Lindsay when it came to governing?

    As for flip-flopping, it seems pretty obvious to me that one of Giuliani’s assets is he’s willing to say “If issue X is really important to you, maybe I’m not your first choice.” Romney’s mutations are as thorough as they are transparent. Because Hizzoner is willing to acknowledge differences with parts of the GOP base, he can be trusted when he says, for example, that he will appoint judges conservatives can be happy with. Just take a look at which GOP candidate has the most illustrious supporters from the conservative legal community.

    Romney, on the other hand, would be hard-pressed to act in a way that inspires even more doubt about what his future positions will be.

    I bet if you took a straw-poll of Federalist Society members Giuliani would win, despite his lack of ideological rigor. A former head of that society is his main legal advisor, after all. Why do you think that is?

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