Monday, April 30, 2007

Levinson Attempts Damage Control As Giuliani Asks, "Ah, What's An Endorsement Really?"

This. Is. Embarrassing.

And no, we're not talking about the picture (we actually think Hiz Honor looks kinda cute).

We're talking about the latest "Rudy isn't serious about New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation Primary" narrative out this morning.

Of course the latest AP article isn't a critical blow to Rudy. At least in 49 other states.

Per the AP's Phil Elliot:

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani released his latest slate of New Hampshire supporters last week. One problem: Not all of them back the former New York City mayor.

Alongside a former state GOP chairman, a congressman and an executive councilor who do support Giuliani, a handful of people made the list of 125 supporters despite their objections.

Some are openly criticizing their mistaken inclusion. Others, who did not want to be quoted or to embarrass the Giuliani campaign, have since decided to join it.

Wendy Stanley Jones, named a state co-chair for Women for Giuliani, said she was considering Giuliani, but also was weighing staying out of the race because of a busy personal schedule.

In New Hampshire, ``we take our endorsements very seriously,'' she said. ``I wasn't ready to endorse. I'm not sure I will be endorsing. I'd like to think this is because of a little sloppiness.''

Mike Galante said a friend told him he had been named as the Carroll County small business chairman, although he never agreed to the post.

``I'd been traveling and there were messages on my machine. I hadn't returned them,'' Galante said.


If GreenMountainPolitics1 had asked Giuliani spokeswoman Katie Levinson for comment on the AP article we think she would have responded, "Oh whatever. New Hampshire would so be like a flyover state if it wasn't on the coast."

That's our Katie!