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Hofstra’s student newspaper covers the national conventions.

Rudy Giuliani Drills, Baby Drills

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ST PAUL, Minn.–Rudy Giuliani slashed into the Democratic ticket Wednesday night during his keynote address.

He rehashed some of the speech from the luncheon earlier in the day, but mixed in some much sharper barbs as well. Referring to Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama’s “present” votes during his time as a state senator, “for the president of the U.S., it’s not good enough to be present.”

“Barack Obama has never led anything, nothing nada,” he said, to cheers of “Zero!”

Giuliani invoked September 11, 2001, saying Obama is unprepared to face threats from terrorists. “They are in a state of denial about the threat that faces us now and in the future.”

After endorsing a mixture of nuclear power and offshore drilling to help ease energy pain, the crowd began chanting, “Drill, Baby Drill,” and Giuliani belly laughed before continuing his speech.

He narrated what he said was Obama’s muddled response to the conflict in South Ossetia between Russia and Georgia, saying he “had some advice for Obama, next time call McCain.”

And he poked some fun at himself, making light of Sarah Palin’s high approval rating in her home state of Alaska: “She’s got an 80% approval rating. You never get that in New York City.”

–Samuel Rubenfeld

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Written by chroniclenews

September 3, 2008 at 11:54 pm

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