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June 19, 2007

Rudy And The Iraq Study Group Politics

From Newsday (via Josh Marshall):

Rudolph Giuliani's membership on an elite Iraq study panel came to an abrupt end last spring after he failed to show up for a single official meeting of the group, causing the panel's top Republican to give him a stark choice: either attend the meetings or quit, several sources said.

Giuliani left the Iraq Study Group last May after just two months, walking away from a chance to make up for his lack of foreign policy credentials on the top issue in the 2008 race, the Iraq war.

He cited "previous time commitments" in a letter explaining his decision to quit, and a look at his schedule suggests why — the sessions at times conflicted with Giuliani's lucrative speaking tour that garnered him $11.4 million in 14 months. [Emphasis added]

Suppose that had been Hillary (or any other Democratic candidate). The media would crucify her. But not Rudy (or any other Republican candidate). What do you want to bet he skates? Watch.

Posted by Jonathan at June 19, 2007 10:43 PM  del.icio.us digg NewsVine Reddit YahooMyWeb