December 27, 2007

Fred for Rudy

An orthodox Catholic blogger for Rudy Giuliani is about as rare as a McDonald's cinnamon melt with extra frosting and, while not as welcome, is definitely more interesting.

Perhaps it's the natural contrarian in me and my allergy to group-think, or more likely it's simply due to the fact that I like and respect Frederick of Deep Furrows fame, but I found it oddly refreshing that he's apparently supporting Rudy for Prez. I hope the mayor doesn't win and I'm for either McCain or Romney, but I liked this part of Fred's defense of Rudy: "He's working class, was mafia connected, but prosecuted the mafia aggressively."

He also mentions Rudy's pragmatism, of which I am conflicted. I like the lack of utopianism inherent in that while hating pragmatism as a philosophy.

Giuliani does seem to act like an adult in his political life, if not in his personal. (Btw, thanks go out to Dylan, without whom I'd still be typing "Guiliani".)

Update: FYI, Frederick writes:
My big issues are the freedom of parents and the Church to educate, respect for human life at all stages, and realism: an openness to experience in all its factors and allowing this experience to change one's mind. Let me add here a compassionate approach to immigration that embraces all the factors involved.
I really like that "freedom of parents and the Church to educate" after reading Steven Kellmeyer's provocative book Designed to Fail. As far as "an openness to experience in all its factors and allowing this experience to change one's mind" I think of this as one of George Bush's tragic flaws (example: how long it took to change strategies in Iraq) and one of Mitt Romney's particular strengths.

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