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{Friday, April 06, 2007}

My brother came up with a list of "middle names" for all of the presidential candidates, that's pretty entertaining. Highlights include:

Rudy "Dear Evangelicals, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, You Don't See The Drag Video Online, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, Nor The Bit About Living With A Couple Gay Guys, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11, Also I'm Not Corrupt, 9/11, 9/11, 9/11" Giuliani.

Tom "I Hate Mexicans" Tancredo.

Duncan "I Hate Mexicans More Than Tancredo" Hunter.


I've gotta go search youtube for "Giuliani in drag" . . . hold on.


I did not know that about Mr. Giuliani. Pretty cool. You know, George Bush is loosening up a lot in his second term . . . I wonder if someone could talk him into dressing up as a woman at some point.


Anyway, the "middle name" that popped to mind for me was:

Mitt "Sweet Jesus, Mormons know how to raise money" Romney

Like, aren't you the slight bit curious what percentage of his money has come from Mormon folks, even if unsolicited? Is this bigoted of me to even suggest?

Googling it, the NY Times beat me to it by two days:

And then there's this article apparently from the Boston Globe, though I found it on what seems to be a mormon-friendly, Salt Lake City newspaper's site; it goes into Romney's strategy & planning concerning fundraising amongst & through Mormons:,1249,650200100,00.html

It's technically illegal for a church itself to "advocate on behalf" of a specific candidate, so they kind of tip-toe around it . . . I wonder if this will become the subject of smear attacks (re: "illegal" fundraising tactics) at some later point in the campaign.

Actually, even if he doesn't win the nomination, he might be a lock as the vice-presidential candidate, because Mormons would still contribute in droves. What the heck would happen if there were a Giuliani-Romney ticket? Could the Republicans win Massachusetts and New York? Could they lose the South to the Democrats over Giuliani being a transvestite and Romney being a Mormon (which seems to be least palatable to evangelicals)?

Politics can definitely make for good entertainment, at times. Maybe Harrison Ford will run.

posted by Miles 11:50 AM

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