Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Quote of the Year

Following Pat Robertson's endorsement of Rudy Giuliani today, Charmaine Yoest of the Family Research Council raises a good point:
"9/11 is what Rudy's campaign is fundamentally based on," Charmaine Yoest, a vice president at Family Research Council Action, told us. "This does beg the question -- does Rudy agree with Robertson's comments about 9/11?"

That would be these comments:
During a September 13 appearance by Jerry Falwell on the Christian Broadcasting Network's TV program "700 Club," hosted by Pat Robertson, the following exchange occurred:

JERRY FALWELL: And, I know that I'll hear from them for this. But, throwing God out successfully with the help of the federal court system, throwing God out of the public square, out of the schools. The abortionists have got to bear some burden for this because God will not be mocked. And when we destroy 40 million little innocent babies, we make God mad. I really believe that the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way - all of them who have tried to secularize America - I point the finger in their face and say "you helped this happen."

PAT ROBERTSON: Well, I totally concur, and the problem is we have adopted that agenda at the highest levels of our government. And so we're responsible as a free society for what the top people do. And, the top people, of course, is the court system.
It should be noted that the inflammatory rhetoric came from Falwell. Though Robertson "totally" concurred.

Anyway, given how inflamed Rudy was over Ron Paul's 9/11 theory (more accurately, Rudy chose to become "inflamed" over his mischaracterization of what Paul actually said), it should be interesting to see him assess Robertson's

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