He “hates” abortion. Nonetheless, Giuliani and his (second) wife made a series of contributions to Planned Parenthood. I can reconcile thinking abortion is wrong — even hating it — with thinking there shouldn’t be laws against it. But it takes true greatness of spirit to voluntarily give money to support an activity you hate.
Don’t get me wrong: I’m delighted to find that his “pro-life” stance is just for show. But while generosity is a great virtue, honesty is another, and courage a third. Hitting .333 is great for a ballplayer. In real life, it’s not so hot.
Footnote Under the circumstances, telling what may be the truth — that Giuliani was just doing what his (then) wife wanted him to do, to keep peace in the family — isn’t really an option. That’s not a wife he wants the voters to be thinking about, and saying that he did what his wife told him to do doesn’t fit his I’m-the-alpha-male-of-this-pack macho persona.