Giuliani fundraiser: $9.11 per person -- NO JOKE!
If Rudolph Giuliani had been able to deny that his campaign was based on fear, his ability to do just that ran out today. Yes, this was a supporter, not the campaign that did this. Still -- Giuliani and his supporters have succeeded in
A spokeswoman for Rudy Giuliani says it is unfortunate that a supporterthrowing a party that aims to raise $9.11 per person for theRepublican's presidential campaign is asking for that amount.
Abraham Sofaer is having a fundraiser at his Palo Alto, California,home on Wednesday, when Giuliani backers across the country areparticipating in the campaign's national house party night.
But Sofaer said he had nothing to do with the "$9.11 for Rudy" theme.
Then who did?
It just shows that the only messages the Republican Party has going for it today are filtered down to the public in the form of themes and slogans -- not ideas. Justin, a contributor to this site, put it well during a column last month:
The Right packages up talking point slogans and bores them into theheads of the American people. "Terrorists hate our Freedom. Iraq ismaking Progress. Democrats want to 'cut and run.' We fight them thereso we don't have to fight them here."
Without context, these slogans mean nothing. But through the miracle of incessant repetition, people start to buy into it.
Giuliani, 9/11, New York Mayor, 9/11, fought the mafia, 9/11, cleaned up New York, 9/11. Oh, and before I forget -- 9/11, 9/11, 9/11.
It's disturbing that a mayor who