Opposites Attract

From The New York Times:

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 — They could compete for strangest bedfellows of 2008.

I am from New York, and I speak New Yorkese, so please allow me to translate: These hypocrites have to be fucking kidding us!
Original DVD cover.

Rudolph W. Giuliani is a supporter of gay and abortion rights who is building his Republican primary campaign around his response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Pat Robertson, the Christian conservative broadcaster, once said permissiveness toward homosexuality and abortion led to God’s “lifting his protection” to allow those attacks.

But there they were Wednesday morning, Mr. Robertson endorsing Mr. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, as “an acceptable” Republican “who can win the general election.”


Many former Christian conservative allies dismissed the endorsement as an inexplicable stunt.


The unlikely alliance emerged from a behind-the-scenes friendship that began with a shared flight back from Israel in 2003. It grew through commiserations about prostate cancer and even included a videotaped salute delivered by Mr. Giuliani at Mr. Robertson’s 75th birthday.

Too bad the bastards don’t commiserate with people who have cancer, but will find out too late because they can’t afford medical insurance.

Mr. Robertson’s habit in recent years of making public statements as a mouthpiece for God may have sapped some of the value of his endorsement.

In January 2004, for example, he said God had told him President Bush would win re-election in a “blowout,” a prophecy that by October he amended to a “razor-thin” victory.

Pat must have had a bad connection that day. I wonder what long-distance carrier heaven uses.

“I believe in God, I pray to God, pray to Jesus for guidance and for help,” Mr. Giuliani, a Roman Catholic who does not attend Mass, said in an interview on the network in September. “I have very, very strong views on religion that come about from having wanted to be a priest when I was younger and having studied theology for four years in college.”

Mr. Robertson has had warm words for the former mayor as well. After Mr. Giuliani spoke at Mr. Robertson’s Regent University in June, for example, he told his viewers that “people came out of there saying, We want to support him, we’re going to give him money, we want to vote for him. I mean it was just amazing.”

“Rudy’s a very good friend of mine,” he told ABC News in an earlier interview. “I think he’d make a good president.”

Mitt Romney, a rival for the Republican nomination, has worked hard to win the support of Mr. Robertson and other Christian conservatives. Mr. Romney and his wife, Ann, met with Mr. Robertson at Regent University this spring, for example. And Mrs. Romney struck up a friendship with Mr. Robertson over their shared love of horses, even sending him a picture of herself on horseback.

Okay, is it just me, or is that creepy?

Mr. Robertson and Mr. Giuliani have long been on opposite ends of the party, and Mr. Robertson once sued Mr. Giuliani over New York’s recognition of same-sex domestic partnerships.

Maybe Pat wants to consider his opinion on same-sex marriages now that he and Rudy are in love.

In explaining his endorsement, Mr. Robertson said he was confident that Mr. Giuliani would defend the country against “the blood lust of Islamic terrorists.”

And Pat will take care of his blood lust by whacking off in front of that pic of Ann Romney on the horsey.

In other news, Sam Brownback has endorsed John McCain for President. Across the country, people registered their shock by asking, “Who the hell is Sam Brownback?”


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8 responses to “Opposites Attract

  1. Friend of the court

    Holy Shit!

  2. Friend of the court

    Hey nonnie, the front page at DK is copy catting your blog. Some guy, named DH something-or-the-other, has a diary about the Pat and Rudy show up top right now.

  3. nonnie9999

    i need to check over here more often. i didn’t see it until it was 2 hours old. i could have barged in and insisted that i already did the story, and mine is far more entertaining.

  4. Friend of the court

    You can say that again. That guy can cure insomnia.

  5. nightowl724

    fotc, your “holy shit!” comment was LOL!

    nonnie, great cover! The big pic of Pat looks as if he’s putting on a happy face…literally. I love the 911 tie on Rudy and the hand-helds in the smaller snaps. You’re too much.

  6. nonnie9999

    i’ve been itching to use that pic of rudy. i thought this was the perfect opportunity. as for pat, that is exactly what i thought he was doing in that pic–forcing a smile. i found it on google images, and i had to find out what he was really doing. it was on his show, and he was talking about great van susteren’s plastic surgery and how people look oriental after too much surgery. it gets worse from there. media matters had the story:

  7. LOL you have a real talent for this stuff. Love it!

  8. nonnie9999

    thanks chenzhen! 😀