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Author:  Michael J. Gaynor
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Date:  August 15, 2007
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Rudy Giuliani's Secret Weapon: Others' Egotism

Some egotistical people think too much of themselves and too little about what is best for America in general and the Republican Party in particular.

Pro-abortion Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani's hope to win the Republican presidential nomination depends upon division of the pro-life vote among the rest of the many presidential hopefuls in the pro-life party that he should not lead.

Rudy ran away from the Iowa straw poll, because he was bound to lose and thought it would look better to say that he lost because he did not participate than to participate and lose.

The winner was Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who converted to the pro-life position and the Republican's best bet to beat pro-abortion Hillary and appoint judges and justices who support fidelity to the Constitution as written and intended instead of "amended" under the guise of interpretation to please secular extremists.

Bulletin to Other Pro-Lifers: We need people to embrace the pro-life position, not to whine that converts did not convert sooner and take a cheap shot at Mitt Romney's wife. editor Steven Ertelt, in "Mitt Romney's Wife Ann Disavows Decade-Old Pro-Abortion Donation" (, reports on the $150 check drawn in 1994 that Senator Sam Brownback (a convert to Roman Catholicism himself)has been using to try to bludgeon the check writer's spouse, Mitt Romney.

Mr. Ertelt:

"Mitt Romney's wife Ann told a television news program this weekend that she doesn't remember a Planned Parenthood donation she made 13 years ago. She said she no longer supports abortion and said she joins her husband, Republican presidential candidate Mitt, in taking a pro-life viewpoint.

"In May, the Romney presidential campaign disclosed that his wife formerly supported abortion and that the couple donated money to the nation's leading abortion business.

"Romney has come under heavy criticism for flip-flopping on the issue of abortion just a few years ago after campaigning as a pro-abortion candidate in previous elections.

"The campaign disclosed that the couple donated $150 to Planned Parenthood in 1994.

"Though both Romneys strongly condemned the donation months ago, the campaign of Sam Brownback brought up the contribution in radio ads in recent weeks leading up to Saturday's straw poll vote.

"In an interview with 'Fox News Sunday' over the weekend, Ann discussed the old donation once again.

"'I don't even remember writing the check. I know today I wouldn't write the check. I mean, how do you remember all the checks you've written, you know -- how many years ago was that?' she explained.

"Ann Romney told Fox News that what is important now is that both she and her husband are pro-life and actively promoting the pro-life perspective. She also said that she became pro-life at the same time as Mitt after evaluating the issue of embryonic stem cell research.

"'So I've had to make a decision, a personal decision, on this, and it came pretty much at the same time with Mitt, with feeling about M.S. and research dollars and everything else, as to the value of life and experimentation on life,' Mrs. Romney said.

"'And it gave me pause at that time to say whose life is more important, and I had to come out on the side of life when it came for me making a real personal decision about research dollars going to creating new human life for experimentation,' she concluded.

"Ann Romney suffers from the debilitating disease and her opposition to embryonic stem cell research comes at a time when many disease groups are strongly pushing for it.

"Back in May, the former Massachusetts governor said the couple is now firmly pro-life and has given heavily to his state's leading pro-life group.

"Mitt also said he would be president and make abortion policy decisions and the views of his wife didn't matter.

"'Her contributions are for her and not for me, and her positions I do not think are terribly relevant to my campaign,' Romney told the Des Moines Register newspaper. 'My positions are what I think is relevant for my campaign.'

"Romney added that he and Ann have donated 'generously' to Massachusetts Citizens for Life -- to the tune of $15,000 -- and that Ann is now a leader in that organization.

"Romney spokesman Kevin Madden told the Boston Globe at the time that Ann doesn't remember if the check she wrote Planned Parenthood was a donation or the admission fee to an event.

"'Since it was so long ago, Ann has no information of the circumstances,' he said.

"He said the check was written from the couple's joint checking account and signed by Ann Romney and that Mitt had not signed his name to any donation.

"The donation came in 1994 as Romney was challenging pro-abortion Sen. Ted Kennedy."

If other pro-life Republican hopefuls were more humble and less egotistical, they would admit to themselves that Mitt Romney is the Republican's best hope in the 2008 presidential election and support him instead of help pro-abortion Rudy (Planned Parenthood's favorite Republican) by staying in the race and being divisive.

That adulteress whom Jesus spared stoning to death by saying that the man who was without sin should cast the first stone was lucky Senator Sam Brownback was not around.

Some egotistical people think too much of themselves and too little about what is best for America in general and the Republican Party in particular.

Michael J. Gaynor

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Biography - Michael J. Gaynor

Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.

Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.

The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.

Gaynor currently contributes regularly to,,, and and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.

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