Wednesday, March 14, 2007

ABC News’ Political Radar Blog: Rudy Cant Escape Firestorm

Once again, we at the Cooler consider this article a must read. Below is a sample:

"Even though Republican '08 hopeful and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani is not speaking at the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Conference in Washington today, his detractors will be coming to see him.

Led by civil rights attorney Norman Siegel, a group of 9/11 families and firefighters will hold a press conference outside Giuliani's fundraiser at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers tonight. They will argue that 'America's Mayor' is no hero and that he should not run for president.

Mr. Giuliani was invited to the IAFF Conference in Washington but says that due to scheduling conflicts on both sides he was unable to participate. The IAFF though has made clear that they do not think highly of Giuliani. In a letter dated March 9th, IAFF President Harold Schaitberger wrote that Giuliani's 'egregious treatment of our 343 fallen on 9/11, their families and our members following that horrific day' led them to consider not inviting Giuliani at all."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberals will sure sink to all time lows. Rudy was only the guy that pulled that fucking town out of the fucking ashes. They can all go to hell as far as I am concerned!

1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice they were not holding a press conference outside of a Frank Stallone fund raiser. That is because Frank Stallone personally visited all of the families of the fallen firefighters - even the ones being pressured by the dems to cause trouble for Rudy.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Rudy is so terrible. Gosh. If only Ray Nagin were mayor of New York - then we'd see true leadership.

1:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you thought of changing the name of the blog to the Caucus McCooler?

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wonder when the Cooler will start bashing Tommy Thompson since he is kicking McCain's ass in Iowa?

2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Where have you been, people have been saying that forever.

Everyone knows that. You just have to rise above it - like Frank Stallone.

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Or maybe Frank Stallone? Frank Stallone would smash anyone willing to "dis" him.

2:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a big commenter but felt obliged to jump in here.

2:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

F'in liberal unions!!!! The left just wants to play games and mislead the people

2:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how many people are surprised that union thugs might hate rudy?

3:21 PM  
Blogger murphy said...

This whole IAFF mess for Rudy centers around a single fact. According to IAFF, there were over 340+ firefighters doing a meticulous search of the WTC site. The day after the Nova Scotia vault with the gold and silver was found, Rudy ordered all but 25 firefighters off of the search, and commenced a scoop-and-dump of the remaining bodies and rubble.

Regardless of the motivations of anyone involved, this is simply a matter of the public record. Team Rudy has not yet made a single attempt to dispute the timeline that the IAFF publicized.

Do I have any of this wrong? I'd really like to know.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Is that you gucc? Why no ID?

Anyway, thanks for the comical relief.

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too bad Tommy Thomson's name ID isn't anywhere near as high as Sanders.

The AP reported earlier today that Sanders' name ID in Iowa is 98.2%, (830 polled), favs-unfavs were 96.%-.8%, and he leads HRC 81% to 18% in the head-to-head.

Reports show that his unfav numbers would've been closer to zero if paid Romney supporters were not included in the poll.

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thompson had protesters in front of his event for the abortions he supported in WI. bye bye Tommy--reminds me of Tom-Tom.

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take Romney off of # 1!

8:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, focus public attention in a crises, just like Ray Nagin.

Does that make me a racist?

9:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rudy's a pandering wannabe be two-faced hack. I'm glad that somebody's exposing his true identity.

He is NO conservative by any stretch of the imagination.

Btw, who's Frank Stallone?

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's some good news for McCain and the seond tier group from South Carolina. Romney continues to tread water in every poll, not going up and not going down. Just hovering in the mid single digits.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney remained mired in the mid-single digits, registering 5 percent, the same as in December. Coming in at 1 percent were former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, U.S. Reps. Duncan Hunter of California and Tom Tancredo of Colorado

But the latter three showed gains from the December poll.

9:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


AMEN! Mitt is done. The new car smell is gone!

10:37 PM  
Blogger Terrell Owens said...

The last 2 posts are rediculous. Mitt is the only one actually improving in polls. McCain is crashing and burning, and Rudy has peaked. There is only one place for Rudy and McCain to go; down. And only one place for Mitt to go; up.

Mitts new car smell is fresh, and McCains car smells like farts.

10:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What polls has Romney gone up in? Everyone I have seen shows him at 5% to 9%, he hasn't gone up in months.

1:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rudy's firm aids dictator Hugo Chavez:

6:59 AM  
Blogger Burton Rider said...

I know it's too early for real polls, but you asked, 1:25. Here's one:

New Hampshire presidential preference poll results


THE POLL: Franklin Pierce College and WBZ-TV New Hampshire telephone survey March 7-11.

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCE _ 400 likely Republican presidential primary voters, sampling error plus or minus 4.9 percentage points.

JohnMcCain 29 percent
RudyGiuliani 28 percent
MittRomney 22 percent
NewtGingrich 5 percent
MikeHuckabee 2 percent
SamBrownback 1 percent
ChuckHagel 1 percent
DuncanHunter 1 percent
Ron Paul 1 percent
TomTancredo percent
JimGilmore X percent
GeorgePataki X percent
Tommy Thompson X percent
Undecided 9 percent

7:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5th for Huck. That must be some kinda record.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Notice how the poll excluded Frank Stallone! Polling from Zogby shows Frank Stallone somewhere around 38%.

Frank Stallone in '08! He's a leader, he's a dancer, and he can sing.

Frank Stallone challenged Mike Huckabee and his band to a "battle of the bands". Huckabee said, "Hell no, I don't want to get my ass kicked - Stallone has talent. Jesus Christ Frank Stallone has talent".

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stallone/Huckabee '08!

10:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you turn on CNN you'll see it!

Governor Mike Huckabee is appearing on CNN as we speak to announce his candidacy for Vice-President (none of this is true by the way). His reason being is that he is throwing his support (and endorsements from Jared of Subway and Jenny Craig) toward Frank Stallone for President of the United States of America!

Huckabee cited Frank Stallones trendy 80's haircut and parachute pants as the main reason, but not the only reason. Huckabee was quoted as saying, "Frank Stallone - 1980's. Parachute pants - 1980's. Ronald Reagan - 1980's. We need America to be back in the 1980's".

The two discussed their future together as they watched a marathon of the hit show Miami Vice while drinking Tab.

Stallone / Huckabee '08! All the way to the White House!

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hear McCain had a god crowd in NW Iowa, but he got in an argument with everyone when he started talking about his love of amnesty. I wonder is the McCaucus McCooler will talk about that?

11:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Oh by the way, you said McCain got in an argument with everyone when he started talking about his love for amnesty. Really? Everyone? Every single person there? Everyone period?

I highly doubt he ever said the word amnesty - that's a Romney word - and a Huckabee word.

Not even Frank Stallone is dumb enough to mention that word!

11:28 AM  
Blogger Burton Rider said...

If amnesty is a Romney word it's because he comes out against it, while McCain/Kennedy support it.

Besides, the Cooler can't post today because they are working the McCain events.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Peter said...



Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who launched an exploratory campaign for president in late January, will visit Treynor, Sioux City, Le Mars and Alton on Saturday, March 24 as part of a one-day tour of western Iowa.

Huckabee will speak at the Treynor Community Building at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, March 24. He will meet local Republicans at Lucianos, 1019 Fourth Ave. , Sioux City , from noon to 1:15 p.m. He will meet Plymouth County Republicans at the Wells Blue Bunny Ice Cream Shop, 26 Fifth Ave., NW , Le Mars at 2:00 p.m. and will meet GOP activists at a soup supper at the Sioux Golf & Country Club in Alton that begins at 6:00 p.m. The events are free and open to the public.

Huckabee was recently described by Washington Post columnist E.J Dionne as “the Republican to watch” in the upcoming political cycle. He left office on Jan. 9 after more than 10 years as governor. He has recently toured the country to discuss his fifth book, “From Hope to Higher Ground: 12 STOPs to Restoring America’s Greatness.”

Huckabee, who served as the chairman of the National Governors Association until last July, was named one of the five best governors in the nation by Time magazine. His leadership efforts on education and national Medicaid reform were among the reasons Governing Magazine named Huckabee as a "Public Official of the Year" and AARP presented him with a national "Impact" award.

Huckabee's improvement of his own health has also received national attention. Diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 2003, he lost 110 pounds and became a recognized advocate for health, fitness and nutrition. He completed his fourth marathon late last year, running in the famed New York City Marathon.

Huckabee became governor in July 1996 when he moved up from lieutenant governor following the resignation of Gov. Jim Guy Tucker. He became Arkansas ' 44th elected governor after winning the November 1998 election with the highest percentage of votes ever received by a Republican gubernatorial nominee in Arkansas . He was re-elected in November 2002.

For more information about the events, contact Eric Woolson at 515-681-3967.

2:16 PM  
Blogger ace_of_base said...

Glad you gave us Huckleberries bio Peter.

3:07 PM  
Blogger Peter said...

Just spreadin' the word, buddy. :)

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fell asleep reading it.

7:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is it that the Mittheads assume that the only ones who are opposed to his candidacy are the McCain folks?

8:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Huckabee in Iowa for a whole day!

10:24 AM  
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