Monday, October 15, 2007

Chichester Edits Statements For Accuracy

The AP reports Senator John Edwards questioned Hillary's sincerity:

''I may have missed something (Hillary is trouncing me in all the polls) -- and you can tell me -- have we already had the New Hampshire primary (when we have the New Hampshire primary will I lose by 25 or 30 points?) ? Have we decided who's going to win the New Hampshire primary yet (Have you noticed I have not mentioned Hillary by name since I'm afraid of her; that's my wife's job)? I think we're going to actually have a campaign and an election.

''Instead of moving from primary mode to general election mode, why don't we have tell-the-truth mode (Hillary's a liar; my wife will tell you so), all the time, and not say something different one time than we say another time?

''We need to be able to trust both a presidential candidate and a president of the United States (if you primary voters want the impeached, disbarred, held-in-contempt-of-court by a Federal judge ex-president back in The White House, vote for Hillary) .''

How To Annoy Chichester VI

By citing Reagan's "11th Commandment" of "thou shall not attack another Republican," which Rudy cited yesterday :

" ... [Reagan] used to have an 11th commandment, that was 'thou shall not attack another Republican.' I'm going to try to follow that commandment as much as I can."

There's one problem: Reagan didn't follow Reagan's 11th Commandment. In 1976 he launched a brutal presidential primary campaign against his fellow Republican, President Gerald R. Ford, in which he ridiculed and denounced Ford's domestic and foreign policies. The campaign was so divisive that neither man had enough delegates going into the Kansas City convention. Ford barely won the nomination with 1,187 delegates to Reagan's 1,070.

Chichester Edits Statements For Accuracy

From today's New York Times story on the Giuliani-D'Amato relationship:

"But Mr. D’Amato says he’s looking beyond personalities, beyond the spats and celebrated reconciliations in the two decades since he first publicly split with Mr. Giuliani . . .

"In an interview last week, Mr. D’Amato said he and Mr. Giuliani were 'not best friends, but certainly I don’t have any personal antagonism toward him (I hate his guts) and I don’t think he has any toward me (he hates me, too) .'

"They last spoke about six months ago, Mr. D’Amato said, when Mr. Giuliani invited him to a private club for cigar smokers on Fifth Avenue. 'I said, 'I will probably be supporting McCain, but I will not speak ill of you (you're getting trashed every chance I get because I'm still seething about your endorsement of Gov. Mario Cuomo over George Pataki in 1994, among other things),’” Mr. D’Amato recalled.

"In the interview, though, he described Mr. Giuliani and Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, as among the candidates 'who are trying to reinvent' (they're both frauds, but Rudy is the bigger fraud) themselves. He called Mr. Thompson potentially the strongest regional candidate, while, he said, Mr. Giuliani would probably lose his home state . . .

“New York Republicans are supporting him because they believe he would be the strongest candidate in New York — he’s not going to carry it — and help them in their local races (predicting you'd lose your home state is not speaking ill of you) ,” Mr. D’Amato said.

"Mr. D’Amato said Mr. Giuliani had run 'an extraordinarily brilliant campaign to date' and that 'given many positions he has on social issues (marching in gay pride parades, supporting abortion-on-demand, dressing in drag and the usual Anything Goes left-wing social agenda), no one would have believed he would have done as well as he’s done (I still hate him).'"

The Daily Chichester

The surge is working. Congressman John Murtha must be joyous.

Governor Richard Milhouse Spitzer adds to his enemies list.

The Governor-Infant's scheme to provide driver's licenses to illegal aliens continues to take a pounding.

Nancy Pelosi's favorite Republican to retire. Syrian thugs weep.

The Giuliani-D'Amato frost.

Fred Thompson, invisible.

Mangenius turns into Manmediocre.