Giuliani loved Ruth Ginsburg?!? Does it get any more liberal that that?
Now that Rudy Giuliani is in, his conservative critics are going to go to town on him from abortion to marriage to yes, even judges. Just recently as this weekend, Giuliani said he would appoint judges like Scalia, Alito and Roberts. That's music to the ears of social conservatives. But, less than two years ago, in July of 2005, when he appeared on Fox's Hannity and Colmes he said this about judges:
Host Alan Colmes:
"Now, Roe versus -- now, you are pro-choice. How important is it to you as a pro-choice Republican to have a pro-choice on the court as someone...
Giuliani:"That is not the critical factor. And what's important to me is to have a very intelligent, very honest, very good lawyer on the court. And [John Roberts] fits that category, in the same way Justice Ginsburg fit that category. I mean, she was -- she maybe came at it from a very different political background, very qualified lawyer, very smart person. Lots of Republicans supported her. I expect, and listening to Senator Nelson, I expect that John Roberts will get support from a lot of Democrats."
By the way, the Family Research Council predicts that a Giuliani nomination in 2008 will assure a victory for the Democrats. I agree.