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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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September 3, 2008 at 11:54 pm

Rudy Giuliani Not To Deliver GOP Keynote

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MINNEAPOLIS–Former New York City Mayor, and 2008 presidential candidate, Rudy Giuliani will not be delivering the convention’s keynote address Tuesday, the Republican National Committee announced in its latest schedule update.

The GOP said another former McCain rival, former Sen. Fred Thompson (Tenn.), and Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) will take Giuliani’s slot.

(Associated Press)

–Samuel Rubenfeld

Update: Giuliani is expected to speak Wednesday or Thursday, according to the above AP report.

2nd Update: Giuliani did speak Tuesday morning to the New Hampshire and South Carolina delegations, where he said Palin has more experience than Obama. And after the New York GOP breakfast, Chairman Joseph Mondello said Giuliani held an “upscale” cigar party last night with “a fistful” of members of Congress and Governors.

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September 2, 2008 at 11:41 am