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Social Conservatives in Drag

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Televangelist Pat Robertson's endorsement of Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign is a bizarre moment for both. Giuliani, desperate to prove himself in the primary, has embraced people -- and values -- he despises. Robertson, desperate to stay relevant, has thrown aside the values that he holds most dear.

Hypocrisy can be confusing, so let us review the facts...

Giuliani is a presidential candidate because people liked how he looked after September 11th.

Robertson said that Americans deserved what happened on September 11th because "We have sinned against Almighty God, at the highest level of our government, we've stuck our finger in your eye."

Giuliani is known to enjoy dressing up as a woman in drag -- and has done so in public and on national television.

Robertson once called for a ban on Halloween, saying "I think we ought to close Halloween down. Do you want your children to dress up as witches? The Druids used to dress up like this when they were doing human sacrifice."

Giuliani is pro-choice and made personal donations to Planned Parenthood throughout the 90's.

Robertson has said that Planned Parenthood "is teaching kids to fornicate, teaching people to have adultery, every kind of bestiality, homosexuality, lesbianism -- everything that the Bible condemns."

And today, Robertson said that he is endorsing Giuliani becase he "has proven time and time again that he is a social conservative."

All across America, right wing evangelicals must be scratching their heads and asking themselves what it means to be a social conservative. Drag queens in our nations bars are wondering if they qualify. Kids in right wing households are hoping that this means they can haul in some candy next Halloween. And voters are realizing that Rudy Giuliani will do anything to be elected president.