Rudy Giuliani has a new video at Youtube where he:
asks You Tube viewers for their opinion on his 12 Commitments to the American People. Voters are encouraged to leave their video or text responses here on You Tube or on Rudys12Commitments.com.
At post time, no comments are showing. Now hold on there, reaching for your Orwellian allusions and all: it could be a technical glitch. I know for a fact there were 12 comments or so there earlier today (almost all positive), and in fact the comment counter says there are 12 comments. I'm also sure there are more than that number, since I left a couple pointing out errors in pledge #2 ("I will end illegal immigration, secure our borders, and identify every non-citizen in our nation."):
I strongly suspect Rudy will "end illegal immigration" through a name change: sooner or later converting every illegal alien into a legal worker through a series of massive amnesties. Presto, chango, no more illegal immigration.
As for identifying "every non-citizen in our nation", to be effective and to avoid racial profiling that will eventually expand to include every citizen. Welcome to a police state.
I'm sure the comments will come back, just as soon as they figure out what to do.
7/20 UPDATE: The video has recorded almost 200,000 views, and the comment counter still reads 12... none of which are shown. This is certainly the guy we want putting everyone in the U.S. in a database.
7/22 UPDATE: Now the video has over 300,000 views, and the comments are back! All 40 of them, with only one of them raising even the slightest of questions. There are also some more marked as spam, including laudatory comments for some reason.
7/23 UPDATE: Now almost 350,000 views, and the number of comments is up to a whopping 51! I'm sure - except for the couple I posted - that represents all the comments that have been left, since most YT videos have a view/comment ratio of 7000 to 1.
Politics · Thu, 07/19/2007 - 20:01 · Importance: 1