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Re: Rudy’s Proclamations

By on 5.10.07 | 2:11PM

Philip, I wouldn't go so far as to call that "gotcha" journalism. If the Giuliani campaign's (oops -- David Brody's) point was to note his tolerance for diverse groups, they would tout those other proclamations just as loudly. But it is pretty clear that this is damage control for the Planned Parenthood donations: flood the field with conflicting signals and hope to drown out the problem. In that case, pointing out the other proclamations provides helpful context. To me, this additional information shows a politician going beyond tolerance and into active promotion.

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