WIND-UP RUDY REVISITED….Speaking of Rudy the buffoon, America’s Mayor addressed the NRA today and was asked if he still supports the lawsuit against gun manufacturers that he initiated in 2000. You’ll be unsurprised to learn that now that he’s running for president, the answer is no. Still, he had to provide some excuse for changing his mind, and aside from mumbling something about “several turns and several twists” that the lawsuit had taken, here’s what he said:

I also think there have been subsequent intervening events, September 11th, which cast somewhat of a different light on the Second Amendment and Second Amendment rights. Doesn’t change the fundamental rights, but maybe it highlights the necessity for them more.

Does this make even the slightest sense? In what possible way did 9/11 affect gun rights? Perhaps someone on his staff could explain?

Asked to explain Mr. Giuliani’s remarks that his views on guns were shaped by Sept. 11, a campaign spokeswoman said, “he was making a point that personal rights such as the 2nd Amendment are even more critical in a post-September 11th world.”

Crikey. How much more obvious can his campaign make it that he doesn’t have the slightest idea what he’s talking about and was just randomly inserting a 9/11 reference because he figured it sounded good?

This is, once again, Rudy the wind-up doll. He’s got a small supply of stock phrases (9/11, lower taxes, crime fighter) and he just hauls out whichever one seems handiest for the moment. Actual knowledge of anything necessary to be president? None.

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