SharksWithLasers -- Seth Cooper

A CUTTING-EDGE BLOG FOR THE WORLD OF THE 21st CENTURY, Currently operated by Seth L. Cooper, a 27 year-old attorney in Seattle (sethlcooper at comcast dot net)

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

I MET RUDOLPH GULIANI!!! My exciting morning was followed-up with an exciting lunch at the Seattle Four Seasons, where former New York Mayor Rudolph Guliani spoke at a fundraiser for George Nethercutt's Senatorial campaign.

This was a thrill! This Senatorial race is terribly important, as Washingtonians have the chance to replace one of America's worst Senators (Patty Murray), with a strong leader who will play a pivotal part in the prosecution of the war on terror--Congressman George Nethercutt.

Local talk show host John Carlson--who referred to himself, in the spirit of Athens, as the Silver Medal winner in the 2000 Washington Gubernatorial race--was the emcee for the event. Nethercutt gave a great stump speech. I had the privilege of shaking his hand before the event and I'm now very enthusiastic about his campaign.

As if all this weren't enough, Washington State's great hope--Dino Ross--was also in attendance. He is clearly the most solid candidate for governor of Washington State in my lifetime. He will truly be an excellent governor and help to turn this state around.

Finally, Mayor Guliani took to the podium, giving a rousing speech about the war on terror, fiscal responsibility in government, and political campaigns that defy the odds. Remember, Mayor Guliani became a two-term Republican mayor in a city where registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans 5-1 or 6-1.

Mayor Guliani stressed that the best defense is a good offense, and that our national security requires that we take things directly to terrorists overseas. He reiterated the importance of strong leadership, praising President Bush for the way in which he has conducted this war, and highlighting the convictions of Congressman Nethercutt.

Prior to the lunch, I had the distinct honor of shaking the hand of Mayor Guiliani--a man who rose to the challenges of his time, just like President Bush, and who will be seen as model of strong American leadership for ages to come. (Could he possibly be the Republican nominee for the White House in 2008?)

(Green Lake--Seattle, WA)

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