A Cautious Man
September 30, 2007
 
With A Boulder On My Shoulder . . .
So, I read the latest nonsense from Rudy Giuliani, and my jaw drops yet again. Due to this -
Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani compared the scrutiny of his personal life marked by three marriages to the biblical story of how Jesus dealt with an adulterous woman.

In an interview posted online Friday, Giuliani was questioned about his family and told the Christian Broadcasting Network, "I think there are some people that are very judgmental."

Giuliani has a daughter who indicated support for Democrat Barack Obama and a son who said he didn't speak to his father for some time. Giuliani's messy divorce from their mother, Donna Hanover, was waged publicly while Giuliani was mayor of New York.

"I'm guided very, very often about, `Don't judge others, lest you be judged,'" Giuliani told CBN interviewer David Brody. "I'm guided a lot by the story of the woman that was going to be stoned, and Jesus put the stones down and said, 'He that hasn't sinned, cast the first stone,' and everybody disappeared.

"It seems like nowadays in America, we have people that think they could've passed that test," he said. "And I don't think anybody could've passed that test but Jesus."

First off, he doesn't relate the passage correctly, but why bother trying to get it right if you're going to be interviewed by a leading conservative evangelical Protestant website. Thanks for representing Catholics so well, Rudy, since your interviewers probably think that none of us ever look at, let along read, a Bible.

But, more to the point, just because I may not be able to pass the "without sin" test, doesn't mean that I can't have a low opinion of you. Besides, I can pass the "didn't-leave-my-wife-while-publically-humiliating-her", "didn't-try-to-have-my-mistress-over-to-the-house", "didn't-take-public-safety-money-to-build-a-getaway-for-affairs", and "didn't-throw-my-wives-and-kids-and-past-supporters-under-the-bus-for-personal-ambition" tests.

So, let's just say that we may have a stone or two here with your name on it, pal.

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