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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 Slams Democratic Ticket At New York Delegation Lunch

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani attacked the Democratic presidential ticket as the most liberal and inexperienced in the last 100 years. (Samuel Rubenfeld/The Chronicle)

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani attacked the Democratic presidential ticket as the most liberal and inexperienced in the last 100 years. (Samuel Rubenfeld/The Chronicle)

MINNEAPOLIS–Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani used sharp words to attack the Democratic the presidential ticket at a luncheon held by the New York Republican Delegation.

He confused the name of the Illinois Legislature, where Barack Obama served as a state senator, with that of the “Chicago legislature” multiple times, resigning himself at last to calling it the “Chicago machine, that’s it.”

Giuliani mocked Obama’s time as a community organizer. “What do they do?” he said. “I’m trying to figure it out.”

He also chided Biden’s verbosity. “Joe has a great amount of experience talking, and talking and talking.”

After describing Sarah Palin’s experience as mayor of Wasilla, he said something Obama used once to great criticism at a fundraiser: “They’re probably part of that group of people that clings to religion and guns,” he said.”

“They’re part of that group that doesn’t count: small-town America. Oh, gee. I guess you don’t study that at Harvard,” he said.

He left without taking any questions from the press.

Full speech here:

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September 3, 2008 at 5:35 pm

Rudy Giuliani Confirms He’ll Speak Wednesday Night

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ST. PAUL, Minn.–Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani confirmed he’ll speak Wednesday night, Marc Ambinder reported via Twitter after having his Tuesday night speaking slot pulled and replaced by former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.).

–Samuel Rubenfeld

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September 2, 2008 at 9:52 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