NOVEMBER 14, 2007
Punching Bag: [Michael
D. Shear, The
Washington Post]: "Earlier this year, the senator from New York was the subject of an occasional laugh line from
former New York
mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. Now, the trickle has become a torrent as the leading
GOP candidates seek to one-up one another in a Clinton-bashing contest aimed at
energizing their party faithful."
Heir of Regan: [Josh
Angeles Times]: "Former publisher Judith Regan filed a
$100-million defamation lawsuit against Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and other
defendants Tuesday, alleging she was asked by company officials to lie to
federal investigators in order to protect Rudolph W. Giuliani's presidential
History Lessons: [Marcella
Boston Globe]: "In the past week, the Democratic nomination fight
has become more of a referendum on the Clinton
years and whether Bill Clinton brought the good life to middle-class Americans
or squandered eight years in compromise and scandal."
Keeping Mum: [Thomas
DesMoines Register]: "Sen. Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican,
said Tuesday he does not expect to endorse a candidate before the 2008 caucuses
in part because no GOP candidate has emerged as a clear favorite to beat
Hillary Clinton, if she captures the Democratic nomination."
Going Negative: [Jonathan
Martin, Politico]: "Mitt
Romney’s presidential campaign has television ads and mailings on standby to
attack Rudy Giuliani but so far has not used them because of an internal
dispute about the risks of a backlash in going negative on the Republican
front-runner, according to numerous sources in and close to the Romney campaign"