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March 3rd, 2007, 2:29 pm

who would president guiliani put on the supremes ?QuoteGiuliani himself has said he wants to nominate justices like Roberts and Alito, Scalia and Thomas. In an interview just last week he told conservative commentator Hugh Hewitt “that would be my goal,” praising those conservative stalwarts for the “intellectual honesty with which they interpret the law.” And this week, he tapped prominent conservative Washington lawyer Theodore Olson, his old friend from their days in the Reagan Justice Department, to chair his Judicial Advisory Council, heading up a team of lawyers advising him on judges and other legal issues. Olson has known Giuliani 25 years, when they both worked in the Justice Department under Atty. Gen. William French Smith. Giuliani was associate attorney general, and Olson was assistant attorney general, heading up the Office of Legal Counsel. Olson, who argued Bush v. Gore in the Supreme Court and was President George W. Bush’s first solicitor general, said he met with Giuliani for an hour on Monday to talk about his role in the campaign. Giuliani wanted to form a legal advisory team, and Olson agreed to lead it. “We’re making it up as we go along,” Olson said. “We’ll put together a group to provide advice, suggestions, ideas to write things, and we’ll go out and speak.”Olson said Giuliani is “absolutely” committed to nominating solid judicial conservatives, and he pointed to his leadership role in the Reagan administration, which nominated a slew of appellate judges who would become conservative icons: Scalia, Bork, Winter, Easterbrook. Hmmm…but wasn’t he there for the O’Connor nomination, too? “That was more closely held,” Olson said, adding he didn’t know if Giuliani even knew about it. “I only learned about that a day or so before it was announced.”Okay, so if Giuliani wasn’t really involved in judicial selection in the Reagan administration, let’s try a different approach. How’s this for a litmus test: Would Rudy Giuliani nominate someone like Janice Rogers Brown—a staunch conservative, beloved by many on the Right and reviled by those on the Left?Olson didn’t hesitate.“Yes,” he said. “I think he’d be impressed with her whole life story, her talent, her education--the way she pulled herself up from a very modest beginning, the inspiration her life would give to people—on top of her talent.”But would he be willing to wage the fight a Brown nomination would provoke?“Absolutely,” Olson said. “Rudy has never walked away from a fight.”Before he faces a fight over a Supreme Court nominee, though, Giuliani’s got to win the toughest political battle there is in this country. Conventional wisdom early on was that he wasn’t conservative enough on social issues to get through the primaries. But Giuliani now is presenting himself as a true judicial conservative—someone who, as president, would appoint justices very much like the four solid conservatives already up on the Court.
 
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March 3rd, 2007, 3:04 pm

south carolina straw poll:looks like Hunter is the conservative choice, Romney's an also-ranArizona Sen. John McCain: 164Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani: 162California Rep. Duncan Hunter: 158Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback: 85Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney: 80Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich: 33 (write-in)Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee: 21Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo: 10Attorney John Cox: 4Texas Rep. Ron Paul: 4Secretary of state Condoleezza Rice: 2 (write-in)Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore: 1Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson: 1Sanders (the party was unable to identify this candidate): 1 (write-in)Dr Joseph Marsden: 1 (write-in)
 
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March 5th, 2007, 2:34 pm

Thrice-married Giuliani 'estranged from own kids' QuoteRudy chose live TV interview to tell children's mother he was divorcing her
 
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March 5th, 2007, 2:35 pm

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March 13th, 2007, 6:19 pm

QuoteRon Paul announces White House bidTexas Republican says nation has strayed from ConstitutionU.S. Rep. Ron Paul, a Texas Republican known for his libertarian views, today announced he will vie for the GOP presidential nomination next year. "We have lost our way and strayed from the free society our Founders secured for us in the Constitution, but there's no reason the principles that made us the greatest nation ever can't be restored," he said. "We merely need to respect and follow the rule of law – the U.S. Constitution – and elect leaders determined to stand firm in its defense," he said. Paul, 71, who ran for the office in 1988 under the Libertarian Party ticket, made his announcement on C-SPAN's Washington Journal program and immediately afterward filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. lets hope he gets in the GOP debates
 
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March 15th, 2007, 1:27 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperAnn Coulter on John Edwards:Quote"I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot,' so I - so kind of an impasse, can't really talk about Edwards."on that note:"John Edwards...is kind of good-looking,” Obama
 
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March 19th, 2007, 1:14 pm

Obamanation or Abomination ?
 
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March 26th, 2007, 12:51 pm

the return of hillarycare ?
 
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March 27th, 2007, 12:55 pm

Bay Buchanan to lead Tom Tancredo's campaignshe's left CNN
 
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March 27th, 2007, 1:15 pm

fred thompson to run ?
 
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March 29th, 2007, 12:52 pm

social liberal steve forbes endorses social liberal guilianiForbes ran for the republican nomination himself largely on a pro-growth flat tax agenda. Guiliani does not share those views:QuoteBack in 1996 when he was mayor, Giuliani dismissed Forbes' notion of a flat-tax as a "mistake," saying "the flat tax is not for me" because it would give states and cities more authority but less resources. so other than being both social liberals, what do they have in common ?
 
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March 30th, 2007, 1:26 pm

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March 31st, 2007, 1:20 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperBay Buchanan to lead Tom Tancredo's campaignshe's left CNNincidentally, Tancredo's book is a good read:
 
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April 2nd, 2007, 2:03 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperfred thompson to run ?more support
 
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April 3rd, 2007, 3:04 pm

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