Monday, October 15, 2007

Inquiring minds want to know

Today, Republican Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani fielded the following question, asked by a child in the audience:

"If (there's) something living on another planet and it's bad and it comes over here, what would you do?"

As is all too common with the would-be Commanders-in-Chief, America's mayor skirted the question.

"We'll be prepared for that, yes we will," Rudy responded. "We'll be prepared for anything that happens," he added, deftly avoiding actually answering the innocently asked question. The young man did not ask "Will we be prepared?" but rather "What would you do?"

After dodging the question, the former New York City chief executive continued to patronize the young man by comparing him to Steven Spielberg. Stuttering and stammering, Rudy changed the subject; he asked the boy whether he wanted to be a scientist or a science-fiction writer. (The boy's response: Neither. He aspires to be a sculptor).

Mr. Giuliani, if you or your advisors are reading my blog (who are we kidding, we know you check the Land of Yajeev daily), I invite you to here respond directly to this concerned citizen's sincere question: "What would you do?" Please, leave your reply in the comments section of this post.

I would also like to present an open invitation to all presidential hopefuls, be they Republican, Democrat, Independent, Third Party, or Fourth Party, to answer this same question. Hopefully my posing this question will spark a lively online debate by the contenders here at the Land of Yajeev. I can think of no better forum for candidates to address this important issue of national and global security.

My fellow Americans, we deserve to know how the leader of the free world would handle this illegal alien crisis.

To see Rudy fail to answer the question, click here.


Russ Parker said...

In addition, I'd like to have the following question answered:

What would you do, if your son was at home crying all alone on the bedroom floor, cuz he's hungry
and thee only way to feed him is ta sleep wit a man for a little bit of money, and his daddy's gone?

Pardon the diction.

yajeev said...


Have you seen/heard this question asked in another forum, or does this come from your heart?

Lisa said...


Is that a true story?

Ordinary Janet said...

Duh, everyone knows the answer to that question! "I'll call Arnold Schwarzenegger!" Then you call Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Then maybe Richard Dreyfuss, and if you're really desperate, Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix. If they've all got their answering machines/voice mail on, well, then...I guess it's time to call out the National Guard. Oh, wait, they're all in Iraq. I guess we're outta luck, then.

No, really, I'd like to know what a candidate's answer to that question would be. I'd love to know what Hillary would answer. I think it's a legitimate question, better than "what are you going to do to reduce the national debt?" which nobody cares about anyway.

Blame Velvet Sacks for sending me here!

yajeev said...

Ordinary Janet...

I think I'd add Slim Whitman to the list--there's an obscure reference--good luck!

Thanks for commenting.

Velvet Sacks said...

Poor Rudy. It's hard for a presidential candidate to think of creative answers to complicated questions when he knows his best ideas might be interrupted by a phone call from his wife.

Ordinary Janet said...

Velvet-well said! I wonder if Wifey would have told him the answer?

Russ Parker said...

Hearfelt and fictional.