November 9th, 2007
09:00 AM ET
12 years ago

Giuliani praises Mukasey

Giuliani praised friend Mukasey Friday.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani praised newly confirmed Attorney General Michael Mukasey Friday, saying in a statement the former judge has "the leadership qualities that are needed to guide the department through this time of war."

"Michael has a long and distinguished career in public service as an Assistant United States Attorney and as a United States District Judge," the former New York City mayor said. "His 18-year career as United States District Judge was one of the most outstanding in the country and I am certain his tenure as Attorney General will be just as outstanding."

Giuliani and Mukasey are longtime friends, having first worked together more than 30 years ago in the New York City U.S. Attorney's office.

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

Filed under: Michael Mukasey • Rudy Giuliani
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Michael Harris

    Rudy, When you become President make Mukasey a supreme court Justice!

    November 9, 2007 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  2. Robert Cadalso NYC, NY

    Isn't this the guy that praised Bernard Kerik?

    Guiliani is a criminal and is not a decent man.

    November 9, 2007 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  3. JD Rugby ND

    Mukasey would not state for the record that torture is illegal. Bush picked Mukasey for AG. Guiliani wants to bomb Iran, and his choice for DHS chief is being indicted today. And Pat Robertson endorsed Rudy. Crooks and liars of a feather flock together...

    November 9, 2007 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  4. Pin,Miami,Fl

    i have to agree the WORST PRESIDENT EVER. The economy is in the worst shape ever,9 trillion dolllars deficts in the red, race relations in america worst ever, a real sodom and gomorrah now. His administartion is corrupt Absolutely no one accountable and out of touch with the american people.He is a LIAR and useS fear to his advantage. we were blind but,oh how we can see NOW.

    November 9, 2007 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  5. ano to

    lol, what more needs to be said

    November 9, 2007 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  6. jw, canadian,ok

    You think Bush has cronies, you don't know cronies untill you've seen Rudy's.
    Bush's cronies are just followers who much like Jim Jones's vegatables just bow down and say 'yes, master, as you wish – I await my talking points', people such as 'Brownie, your doing a heck of a job'.
    Rudy's cronies are trained in New York City politics, which entails how graft, how payoffs work, how to move in to a burrough and take over, how to cut a 'no bid' contract with your brother-in-laws first wifes cousin who will make a you a deal on radios.
    C'mon folks, don't fall for Rudy.

    November 9, 2007 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  7. Chris, Pensacola FL

    Mmmm, hmmm. Longtime friends.

    What ever are we going to do to stop these things from happening to our country?

    November 9, 2007 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  8. Tripp, Miami, FL

    why of course. these are two neo-con CFR globalists.

    November 9, 2007 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  9. Anonymous

    I hope there will be a third options if I have to choose between Hillary or Rudy.

    November 9, 2007 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  10. Karen,ny

    Rudy is partially blind and has a tick with his eyes. He has marriage problems and his kids won't vote for him either. He does not reassure the American public with all his setbacks, so why would anyone want to vote for him. That is asking for trouble.

    November 9, 2007 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  11. trent porter, tx

    Guiliani is a criminal and is not a decent man.

    November 9, 2007 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  12. David, Dallas Tx

    ...the leadership qualities that are needed to guide the department through this time of war.

    You mean, like equivocating about whether or not waterboarding is illegal? That kind of leadership?

    Why, that's the same kind of leadership we've seen from the White House and the Attorney General for the last 7 years.

    Bush doesn't believe in changing course, and apparently neither does Giuliani.

    More of the same? No thank you, Giuliani.

    Bush has made America's name the worst in history. I'm not going to support anyone who thinks we need more of the same.

    November 9, 2007 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  13. PresidentRudyMussolini

    What a surprise. With a President Guiliani (that just doesn't sound right at all) we could expect more of the same disastrous foreign policy that we've had from BushCo.

    November 9, 2007 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  14. Tim

    This guy could not even pick a police chief

    November 9, 2007 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  15. John K. Riggs Buzzard Gulch Texas

    As youngsters they would go to Ghouliani's mom's room and play dress up.

    November 9, 2007 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  16. Alice Newman Center Harbor NH

    After reading these comments, I couldn't have said it better ... all the points were covered thoughtfully and should be required reading for everyone planning to vote... you give me hope!

    November 10, 2007 09:12 am at 9:12 am |