If you go to the Rudy website you will not see his usual political messaging and photos. There is a message “we will not forget” and a quote from his October 2001 speech at the UN: “This massive attack was intended to break our spirit. It has not done that. It has made us stronger, more determined and more resolved.” There is also a link to the National 9-11 Memorial site. In a day in which he will be front and center at the proceedings this is one indication the Giuliani team is trying not to go over the line. Cynics will say that website switch is in fact designed to exploit 9-11, but sometimes you can’t win either way. Given Rudy’s unique role in the 9-11 proceedings, it seems on balance a wise move.
UPDATE: Hillary splits the difference with a similar message “We will never forget” but leaving the rest of her website in place(at least before the hour strikes 12).
UPDATE II: The other GOP contenders’ websites today are telling. Romney’s looks like it does every other day–a sunny and smiling photo rotating with banners for his ad contest. Too glib, too frivolous for the events yesterday and today? McCain’s is dedicated to fighting Islamic terrorism with a timeline documenting his efforts to correct the failing war strategy. And Thompson’s has an initial entry page with his photo and announcement video, but lacking any instantaneously clear message other than “I’m here.”