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Despite his "12 commitments" to America shtick, one probably need only ask wives one or two just how "committed" Rudy Giuliani can be. His most recent divorce came in the form of his bailing on the Iraq Study Group last May. He wrote a letter claiming that "my previous time commitments do not permit me the full and active participation that the Iraq Study Group deserves".

So what were those "previous time commitments"? Why raking in money for his eventual campaign of course.
Giuliani quit the group during his busiest stretch in 2006, when he gave 20 speeches in a single month that brought in $1.7 million.

The irony here is rich enough to give one diabetes. Rudy's recent campaign promises have been all about showing leadership on a wide range of issues. But when it came time to get down to the arduous task of helping to craft policy that would affect the number one issue facing this country right now, he had "other commitments".

Of course such is to be expected from someone who feels that the war is someone else's problem.

Update: Giuliani has disavowed the accusation that he ditched the ISG to go diving for dollars. He now claims the reason he left was because he didn't want his membership to be used against him during his campaign. But this excuse doesn't really wash since it's a safe bet that had he stayed, he certainly would have used it himself. I can just imagine the numerous speeches starting with "When I was on the Iraq Study Group...". Meme has the reaction roundup. Be sure to check in with A.L. as well.

(Filed at State of the Day)

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