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The third-quarter disclosure reports out today indicate that Rudy Giuliani’s campaign is actively returning checks in denominations that are tied to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, with eight returned checks to individual donors for $9.11, and one returned contribution of $911.
Giuliani, who was New York mayor at the time of the attacks, took some heat last month when reports surfaced that a group of California supporters were hosting a “$9.11 for Rudy” fund-raiser. Critics and presidential opponents said the former mayor was capitalizing off the terrorist attacks, but his campaign stressed that there was no direct connection between the individual donors and the campaign’s fund-raising operation.
Patricia Arcaro, a retired Philadelphia-area attorney, said she sent a $9.11 check to Giuliani after hearing about the fund-raiser on the news. “I am a strong supporter of Rudy Giuliani and I immediately sat down and wrote a check to the campaign,” she said in an interview today. “I think it would have been a great grass-roots campaign effort.”
Arcaro said afterward she received a letter with a return check from the campaign that stated, “Unfortunately we must return your contribution. We do not solicit or collect financial support that is indicative of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.” It was signed by Giuliani campaign treasurer John Gross. [Interesting – since it looks to us that 9/11 and his role in it are the cornerstone of his campaign.]
Arcaro was undeterred. “I turned around and sent a substantially larger check for $910,” she said. “I said, ‘Ok, fine I’ll do it that way.’”
Denny Gilbert of Ohio offered a similar take, noting that he heard about the $9.11 fund-raiser on the news. “That’s what prompted me to send it,” Gilbert said today. “I didn’t ask for it back.” Gilbert said he was aware of the criticisms about using 9/11 as a fund-raising tool. “I know there was some objecting to it, and I thought ‘Well, that’s b—s—.” Gilbert had not contributed to Giuliani’s campaign before, but he said he will likely send him another check for a sum that isn’t $9.11.
We wonder whether they would have returned a check for $911,000!?
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Read the entire article – The Rocky Mountain Chronicle
Rudy Giuliani’s Daughter Comes Out For Obama
The leading Republican for next year’s presidential contest, Rudy Giuliani, is having to contend with the embarrassment of discovering his teenage daughter signed up as a supporter of Barack Obama, one of the Democratic frontrunners.Mr Giuliani, whose family relationships are fraught after a messy divorce, is well ahead of his Republican rivals in spite of reports about his personal life.
His children have already signalled they do not intend to campaign for him. But the Slate political website discovered that his daughter, Caroline, 17, had gone further and signed up to social networking group Facebook’s “Barack Obama (1 Million Strong for Barack)” site.
Read the rest of the article – Guardian.co.uk
Just like Newt Gingrich, Giuliani predicts Clinton-Obama ticket.
Hmmm……wishful thinking or…? I HATE it when they assume this kind of stuff! That was one of the issues I had with the “Debates” – the”pecking order” of the line-up seemed a bit contrived to me: Clinton and Obama in the middle with the others trickling slowly out to the sides.
PLEASE – if these are your preferred candidates, make sure you vote for them; if they are NOT, don’t let this convince you not to vote at all!!!!!!!
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In a speech on 9/11, he stated that the losses were likely to be “more than we can bear.”
In retrospect, he was right. Even though the initial death toll at “ground zero” was lower than expected, the losses from 9/11 are ultimately proving to be more than we can bear.
The graph won’t post – read it at The Billings Outpost News
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