Sunday, October 28, 2007

Stumbles Says Rudy Is The Guy

Giuliani is GOP's best shot against Hillary, said Ford

WASHINGTON - Jerry Ford wasn't sure Hillary Clinton could be elected President, but he was absolutely certain which Republican had the strongest shot at stopping her: Rudy Giuliani.

"That would be a great contest between Hillary and Rudy," the 92-year-old former President told a reporter in May 2006.

"I think Giuliani is an electrifying guy," he added. "He's a great speaker. He's had a good record of winning in New York City, and he can be tough."

Ford had gotten to know the former mayor at various political and corporate events over the years - both were members of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, for example - and often spoke admiringly of Giuliani's performance in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.

"And let's face it," the former President went on to say, "he looks much better in a skirt, too, and there was that one time back in ought-4, I think, when I copped a feel not knowing it was..."

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