Ladies and gentlemen, the new face of social conservatism in America:
Rudy Giuliani is declaring war on gay marriage — vowing to use his strong opposition of it against the Democrats if he runs for governor next year. The former mayor, in an extended interview with The Post, also predicted that Gov. Paterson’s high-profile effort to legalize gay marriage would anger many New Yorkers and spark a revolt that could help sweep Republicans into office in 2010. [...]
“Marriage, I believe, both traditionally and legally, has always been between a man and a woman and should remain between a man and woman,” said Giuliani, who has been married three times.
I was going to say that I couldn’t think of a better opponent for the gay rights movement to have, but it’s possible that Vito Fossella would be a better target. I think this is mostly interesting for the insight this provides into Giuliani’s character, since it’s pretty clear that on a personal basis he doesn’t care at all about the sanctity of marriage and doesn’t have a problem with gay people. He’s just willing to trample on anyone and anything in pursuit of his own boundless ambitions.