Yes, it’s not a typo and it’s not an acid flashback. Pat Robertson today endorsed Rudy Giuliani for the Republican nomination. The anti-abortion, pro-family Protestant Southern heartland evangelist endorsed the pro-abortion, thrice-married adulterer, Catholic, non-church-going, Northeastern urbanite. Perhaps the stars are aligning for some apocalyptic event we’re not yet aware of.
All I can say is that AIPAC will be delighted with this. The hardest-right pro-Israel candidate has been endorsed by the doyen of the Christian Zionist movement. If Rudy becomes president Israel can annex the West Bank, invade Syria and Lebanon, bomb Iran’s nuclear reactor, transfer the Arabs from Israel, and announce the Second Coming (in no particular order).
And wouldn’t you know that Israel was the matchmaker that brought these two lovebirds together:
[Giuliani said of a flight back from Israel] “We had a lot of time coming back from Israel to talk about our understanding of how important Israel is to the United States, how important they are in this whole vast effort that we’re involved in in this terrorist war against us…
Islamophobia apparently isn’t far from the mind of either of them:
Mr. Robertson said he was confident that Mr. Giuliani would defend the country against “the blood lust of Islamic terrorists.”
We should give the last word on this political mishugas to John McCain:
“Every once in a while, I am left speechless,” Mr. McCain said. “This is one of those times.”
Gail Collins NY Times column today is especially entertaining on this subject.