MoveOn: Rudy Betrayed Us Too
Giuliani's ad criticizes the "General Betray Us" ad MoveOn ran in the New York Times, and ties Clinton to the group:
Striking back at the mayor, MoveOn's new ad criticizes Giuliani's lack of involvement with the Iraq Study Group, noting he was asked to leave the group since he missed several meetings.
"Rudy Giuliani has become an uncritical cheerleader for George Bush's war in Iraq," a MoveOn news release states. "He was thrown off the Iraq Study Group for missing too many meetings. Where was he? Out making huge sums of money giving speeches. When Rudy had the chance to support our troops, he left them high and dry. Now that's a true betrayal of trust," according to MoveOn's Eli Pariser.
MoveOn is paying $50,000 for the ad to air on cable stations in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids Sept. 18 to 21, according to MoveOn spokespeople.
"Being attacked by the Democratic character assassination machine MoveOn.org is something Rudy Giuliani will wear as a badge of honor," says Giuliani communications director Katie Levinson. "This is, after all, the same liberal group whose Web site compared President Bush to Adolf Hitler, the same liberal group that wanted no military response against the Taliban in Afghanistan in the aftermath of September 11th and the same liberal group that consistently opposes funding for our troops in the theater of war," she adds.
The ad targeting Giuliani in Iowa is similar to another one that launches nationally today targeting President Bush. The $60,000 buy includes spots on CNN nationally, and in the D.C. cable market, according to MoveOn.
That makes three people that MoveOn has targeted with "betrayal" ads: Gen. David Petraeus, Rudy Giuliani, and President George W. Bush.
-- Ed O'Keefe
By Ed O'Keefe |
September 17, 2007; 1:10 PM ET
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