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Rudy's 'top secret' 2008 plan left in hotel room

Ooops. Can you spell i-m-p-l-o-s-i-o-n?

Left behind in a hotel room recently by Rudy Giuliani or one of his aides were 140 pages of printed text, handwriting and spreadsheets, now leaked to New York’s Daily News by the campaign of a GOP rival. The tabloid in a front-page special today describes it as the “top-secret plan for Rudy Giuliani’s bid for the White House.”

Patrick Healy, writing in The New York Times this afternoon, comments, “The public disclosure of the document, which was leaked by a Giuliani adversary to The Daily News, is potentially damaging for Mr. Giuliani, given that he has portrayed himself as a leader on security issues and strategic planning.

The Daily News account is gut-busting funny.

One page cites the explicit concern that he might “drop out of [the] race” as a consequence of his potentially “insurmountable” personal and political vulnerabilities.


I wonder if details on how to handle these fundie-rage inducing images was in the plan?

On the same page is a list of the candidate’s central problems in bullet-point form: his private sector business; disgraced former aide Bernard Kerik; his third wife, Judith Nathan Giuliani; “social issues,” on which is he is more liberal than most Republicans, and his former wife Donna Hanover.

Shakes Sis has hilarious commentary and a priceless Rudy “Oh Sh*t” graphic to go with it.

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And how about this official news…Mitt’s “letting” former President Ford’s funeral get under way before announcing his candidacy. Read after the flip…Massachusetts Governor Will Announce Candidacy For GOP Nomination After Ford Funeral.

Gov. Mitt Romney this week will submit the necessary paperwork to form a presidential exploratory committee, but not until funeral services for former President Gerald R. Ford have concluded, according to a top aide familiar with his plans.

…”We want to be very, very respectful of that,” said the Romney aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity pending the creation of the presidential committee.

At 5PM on Wed, Mitt will take the ceremonial  “lone walk” down the 31 steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse, a departure reserved for presidents, heads of state and departing governors. He’s not hanging around for Deval Patrick’s swearing in.

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