Rudy's Damage Assessment

Here’s what Rudy Giuliani said after a rally for a congressional candidate yesterday in Illinois about the mid-term fallout of the Mark Foley stuff for the GOP. His hopeful verdict: not great, but not so bad either, because everybody knows that both parties contain a few bad apples.

“Anything like this hurts, you can’t ignore the fact that this is going to hurt. How they handled it may or may not hurt depending on what comes out over the next couple of weeks — about what people know, what they didn’t know, how they reacted to it… Most of it is going to be decided on the war on Iraq or the economy and on the war on terror. Largely because I think most people when they step back feel that neither party has the monopoly on virtue or vice.”

–Jason Horowitz