Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Now that's harsh

The sophistication of this Rudy Giuliani attack video from Heada'State leaves me wondering about the money trail: Ed Rollins for the Mike Huckabee camp or Mitt Romney and his Encyclopedia Mittanica dirt farmers? Animators need to eat, right?

It hits just about every vulnerability of the ex-mayor of New York City running for the GOP presidential nod.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Now that's funny

Remember old Ed Rollins, the Republican campaign manager that swung ex-Gov. Christine Todd Whitman's surprise election in 1993 by using $500,000 of campaign money to bribe Democratic GOTV workers and black pastors to persuade their congregations to say home from the polls?

Now off the bus -- again -- from managing the 2006 Senate bid of wackjob Katherine Harris of stop-counting-Florida-votes fame, Rollins is managing presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, the great theology pretender.

Old Ed is one leopard who doesn't change his spots. He has been plotting dirty tricks to KO fellow GOP contender Mitt Romney, the magic pants Morman. It just doesn't get much funnier than this. Rollins told the Washington Post that he relishes the underbelly of politics.

"To me, hitting somebody, knocking somebody down, is a great feeling," he said. "Firing out a negative ad just feels amazing."

Speaking on Fox Thursday night, just after networks declared Huckabee had won Iowa, Rollins said he was "happy to confirm" another piece of his overheard conversation -- that Rudy Giuliani's campaign was "done" and that the former New York mayor was "hurt terribly by those police cruises with his girlfriends," referring to reports that Giuliani's third wife received NYPD security details before their affair even became public.
So that's how the word probably got out to media about how generous New York City taxpayers were in entertaining Giuliani's then-mistress, even before he surprised his wife and kids by bringing the secret lover home for Christmas. After all, Encyclopedia Mittanica hangs out a different basket of Giuliani's dirty laundry.

Update:Ewastud rightly points out I buried the original link that's the basis for this post. It's this post Thursday by Town Hall's Amanda Carpenter. Then, Fox News interviewed Rollins about it, and, boy, is Rollins steamed!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008