Chris Matthews Stands By His Man

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You gotta hand it to Tweety...he shows considerably more monogamous devotion to Rudy Giuliani than Giuliani has ever shown any person in his life. Chris Matthews found a little news item well hidden in the back pages of the NY Times (that liberal media at work again!) that upon first reading appears to exonerate Giuliani for the creative budgeting of his travel expenses to hide his trysts with then-girlfriend Judith Nathan. In his best "Leave Britney alone" manner, Matthews wants to know why the media isn't being as fair as he is by front paging it.

So I was talking to a Giuliani guy this morning who asked—it was a good question—so are they going to give back those ten points in the polls he lost? It’s a good question. Nobody ever said Rudy Giuliani is a day at the beach, but at least when he took those days at the beach, he squared it with accounting. You heard it from the NY Times today and you just heard it here.

I'm not sure that the NY Times article is as clear cut as Matthews makes it out...it's clear that Giuliani was expensing these trips in a different way than previous administrations and pre-paying AmEx accounts, which even the NY Times says is an unusual practice. The question remains why the Giuliani campaign hasn't brought this stuff forward to aggressively combat the stories as well. But in any event, whatever fudging was done--and there is some--Tweety is willing to let it slide. Even the infidelity, so destructive to the Office of the President when Clinton was in office doesn't even play into Tweety's man-crush of Giuliani.

Not so with Mitt Romney. Watch him shake his head in exasperation with Romney spokesperson Kevin Madden tries to parse Romney's serial exaggerations and inane lies in order to appeal to the electorate.

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Gosh, Tweety, wasn't you who said that "Life is a Campaign"? Seems to me Romney is just following your own philosophy.


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