“We all have personal lives, we all have things that go right and wrong in our personal lives,” he told me. “The real question is how does it affect how you can perform?”
“Does the fact that I may have had some problems in my personal life mean that I don’t perform my job or I can’t perform it well?” he continued. “Or does it mean that despite them, I still was able to take a city that was the crime capital of America and turn it into the safest large city in America.”
Given the fact that some conservative bloggers believe that not only does a political figure’s own behavior merit a thorough fisking before deciding they’re worthy, but that even the behavior of a political figure’s child should be interpreted as a reflection on the parenting abilities of that political figure and in turn make voters think twice about that political figure, I have to assume that there is no way on Earth that Giuliani will ever be able to have them substitute his proposed standard for theirs, so that he could pass muster with the same conservatives.
But, I could be wrong. Some people can withstand an enormous burden of cognitive dissonance and inconsistencies. I know that I have a higher tolerance in some areas than I like to acknowledge.