Giuliani family values

The GOP front-runner tells a New Hampshire mom, "Leave my family alone." Plus: More fun with video.


Joan Walsh
August 17, 2007 2:08AM (UTC)

I'm in New York this week so blogging at length has been difficult. But Rudy Giuliani telling a New Hampshire voter to "leave my family alone" jumped out at me. According to AP, Katherine Prudhomme-O'Brien asked Giuliani something about why his children aren't supporting him, and the GOP front-runner answered: "I love my family very, very much and will do anything for them. There are complexities in every family in America. The best thing I can say is kind of, 'leave my family alone, just like I'll leave your family alone.'"

Giuliani is really not holding it together well, but reporters don't yet seem to be tuning in. Wonkette has my favorite take on Rudy's "Manson family values." I found this crazy Rudy video I'd never seen there as well.

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People sent me a lot of great video yesterday after my first video blog, and my favorite was the surreal 1994 interview with Dick Cheney where he calmly laid out all the reasons invading Iraq would be a "quagmire." MoveOn sent it out to members, but if you didn't see it, you have to.

But I loved Scott Bateman's take the best:


Joan Walsh

Joan Walsh is the author of "What's the Matter With White People: Finding Our Way in the Next America."

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