Giuliani Draws Lightning From Above

Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani speaks to members of the Republican Party of Virginia in Vienna, Va. ,Monday, Feb. 26, 2007. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

Rudy Giuliani starred in a moment of humor at the GOP presidential debate on Tuesday night. As Giuliani began to talk about abortion, lightning intermittently disrupted the sound system in the debate hall. Two other candidates quietly backed away from the former New York mayor.

The Republican frontrunner was asked to comment on a Rhode Island Catholic bishop who had criticized him for supporting abortion rights. But when Giuliani began to answer, the heavens responded with lightning.

Giuliani looked skyward.

"Look, for someone who went to parochial schools all his life, this is a very frightening thing that's happening right now," he said to laughter.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney and John McCain, the GOP presidential candidates flanking Giuliani on the stage, slowly and quietly backed away from Giuliani.
  • Dan Collins

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