Not Saussure

March 7, 2007

They do things differently in America

Filed under: Foreigners — notsaussure @ 11:03 pm

Via Andrew Sullivan

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A Southern Baptist leader said Tuesday that evangelical voters might tolerate a divorced presidential candidate, but they have deep doubts about GOP hopeful Rudy Giuliani, who has been married three times.Richard Land, head of public policy for the Southern Baptist Convention, told The Associated Press that evangelicals believe the former New York City mayor showed a lack of character during his divorce from his second wife, television personality Donna Hanover.

“I mean, this is divorce on steroids,” Land said. “To publicly humiliate your wife in that way, and your children. That’s rough. I think that’s going to be an awfully hard sell, even if he weren’t pro-choice and pro-gun control.”

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  1. In fairness to Mr Land, I might be reluctant to elect a man with three broken marriages behind him; it speaks ill of his judgement, if not necessarily his character.

    Comment by James — March 9, 2007 @ 9:33 am

  2. Fair enough, though I think we’ve better evidence of the flaws in Mr Giuliani’s judgement and character than his unfortunate marriages. What amused me, though, was that the Southern Baptists might tolerate a string of ex-wives, but since he’s soft on gun control and pro-choice, too, that’s just too much to bear.

    Comment by notsaussure — March 9, 2007 @ 4:00 pm

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