Alex Massie

In case you’re wondering, my childhood pony did help me prepare for 9/11...

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Ah, Rudy, is there any limit to your shamelessness? Apparently not.

In Iowa, the great ham has this to say:

After about 10 minutes of prepared remarks, Giuliani began taking questions.  Asked about increasing federal support for HIV medications, Giuliani discussed what he considers appropriate federal responsibility in health care. "I don't want to promise you the federal government will take over the role," he said, drawing applause and shouts of "all right."  Then, in some interesting twists, he turned the HIV question into a 9/11 answer:

"My general experience has been that the federal government works best when it helps and assists and encourages and sets guidelines… on a state-by-state, locality-by-locality basis. It's no different from the way I look at homeland security. Maybe having been mayor of the city, I know that your first defense against terrorist attack is that local police station, or that local firehouse."

Emphasis added by me of course.

[Via Reason]

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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