Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Helen's Not Mad About Rudy

So apparently Helen Hunt's not a big fan of Rudy Giuliani...

Got the following release today... A group claims to have a petition from 100 Iowans who really, really don't want Rudy G to be prez. They say they won't even support him if he's the party's nominee. I only count 39 on the list, actually 37 since a Dr. and Mrs. Richard Bose are on the list twice (perhaps they really, really, really don't like Rudy G).

Why aren't there 100 names on this list I wondered? The group's spokesman says only these people agreed to have their names published; the rest requested anonymity. So I guess we would just have to take the group's word for it that there are really 100 people out of the state's 3 million citizens who are joining together.

BTW, Helen Hunt may have filmed "Twister" here in the state. But I don't believe she's the same person from Cedar Rapids who's signed this petition. I'll keep working on that....

Here's the release...

100 Iowa Conservatives Vow Not to Support Giuliani Even if he Receives GOP Nomination
Iowa Conservatives Unite in Opposition of Giuliani in Preparation for First Visit to State

For Immediate Release: 4-3-2007

Des Moines – Today, The Conservative Declaration of Independence received a flood of additional signatures from Iowa conservative Republicans who vow not to support Giuliani for President of the United States even if we wins the Republican nomination.

The Conservative Declaration of Independence was introduced on Friday March 16, 2007 in Macomb County, Michigan, to promote conservative values and highlight the need for the Republican Party to nominate a 2008 Presidential candidate who supports and upholds basic conservative principles. Support for the declaration comes from Conservatives in Iowa, New Hampshire, Michigan, and several other states across the country.

Tom McMillin, one of the authors and original co-signers of the declaration, sent out an e-mail yesterday notifying Republican voters of Rudy Giuliani’s upcoming trip to Iowa and asking for their support in defending conservative values.

The same day Jim Nussle, Giuliani’s Iowa consultant was quoted as saying "We have to decide, based on this first visit, what kind of response he gets. Up until now, the response has all been remote. It’s been a remote response based on what he’s been doing nationally."

"Make no mistake, the response from Iowa conservatives has been very anti-Giuliani in the leadup to his first trip to Iowa," said Tom McMillin, the former Field Director of the Michigan Christian Coalition. "As conservatives in Iowa learn that Giuliani supports government funded abortion, partial birth abortion, homosexual marriage, and gun registration they quickly agree that we need this Declaration of Independence."

Over 100 conservative Iowa Republicans have signed the Conservative Declaration of Independence in the leadup to the Giuliani trip to Iowa. Interested individuals can sign the declaration of by e-mailing theconservativedeclaration@hotmail.com. The declaration with supporting documentation can be found at www.theconservativedeclaration.wordpress.com.

The Conservative Declaration of Independence
- March 15, 2007 -

When, in the course of political process, it might become necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, it becomes necessary to declare the causes which would impel the separation.

We, the undersigned of this digital document, hereby agree that we are Conservatives first and Republicans second, and that we would not support the candidacy of Rudolph William Louis "Rudy" Giuliani if the Republican Party chooses to nominate him for President of the United States.

We hereby agree that Mr. Giuliani is an American hero for his performance in the aftermath of 9-11, however his liberal record as Mayor, appointment of liberal judges, and the conduct of his personal life make it impossible for us to support his candidacy under any circumstances.
We hereby urge conservatives across the country to join us in signing this Conservative Declaration of Independence by emailing theconservativedeclaration@hotmail.com .

In Agreement,

New Hampshire
Paul Nagy
Draft Buchanan ’92
Northeast Director, Buchanan ‘92
Northeast Director, Christian Coalition, 1994-99
Mark Forton
Chairman, Michigan Conservative Union
State Chairman, Buchanan for President, 1996 & 2000
County Republican Chairman,
Macomb County Republican Party, 1994-1996
Tom McMillin
State Field Director, Christian Coalition of Michigan, 1994-1998
Issues Committee Chairman, Michigan Republican Party, 2005-2007
Board Member, American Family Association of Michigan, present


Timothy Everts
Wellsburg, IA
Helen Hunter
Cedar Rapids, IA
Bryan and Aspen Allen
Granville, IA
Thomas Carmody
West Des Moines, Iowa
Judy A. Barrett
Dallas Center, IA
Nancy Wagner
Morning Sun, IA
Lori Smith
John Hyde
Albia, Iowa
Nicole D. Baker
Clinton, IA
Elmer and Carolyn Veldhuizen
Mr. and Mrs. Tim Westrum
Jon Michael Bour
Phil Roe
Eldora, Iowa
Julie Roe
Eldora, IA
Dr. Richard P. Bose
Marilyn Bose
Jaclyn Fleming
Ray & Donna Seehusen
Pocahontas, IA
Don Herr
Cedar Rapids, IA
Lorie J. Wittmaack
Linn Grove, IA
William C. Schuster
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Rick Freeze
Des Moines, IA
James E. Hankes
Keokuk, IA
Dick and Dorothy Schlitter
Onawa, IA
Roger Sutton
Eldora, IA
Jim Littrel
Rhodes, IA
Doriano Rossi
Des Moines, IA
David Harwell
Des Moines, IA
Dr. Richard P Bose
Estherville, IA
Marilyn A Bose
Esterville, IA
Lee Bader
Jesup, IA
Todd Speck
Clive, IA
Alvin and Kay Greenwood
Dubuque, IA


The Real Sporer said...

Helen Hunt should confine herself to nude and semi-nude roles for which she her skill set is more suited than intellectual political discussion.

Anonymous said...

Now Dave,

As a top notch journalist, I am sure you looked to see if the "Iowans" listed ehre actually exist. Interesting fact: All those listed as living in the metro area do not have a phone or all have unlisted phone numbers. Hmmm? Makes you think, that the list might actually be bogus. Of course though, I am sure you have already checked this and might actually report this as a fake on the news.

Dave Price said...

I can't say that I've called them all (however many they are, since only 30-something names actually appear of the claimed amount of 100). But I do know some of them in the metro do have working phone numbers because I called them (includes either work or home)
But kudos to you for holding me on this. Mom, that's not you writing in again, is it?

Father of the Year said...

Oh, so you have the list with phone numbers. Well that is a relief, because then that may prove a theory that the Yellow Book is not all it is cut up to be. Maybe who ever wrote it let their fingers do the walking somewhere besides the computer when compling phone numbers.

I will just be known as "The father of the year"
P.S. Ask Mac over at 98.3, he knows my true identity