2008_06_rudyg1.jpgLast week, it was reported that Rudy Giuliani has been offering his support to Republicans up for re-election this fall, but with some strings attached, namely some money to help pay off his campaign debt. Now the Daily News reports Giuliani has "dished out $265,000 in PAC funds in recent months to keep his political options open."

While Giuliani has now loaned a total of $800,000 to satisfy presidential campaign debt, he's still paying various political consultants through his PAC, Solutions America. Though the fees were apparently mostly for closing his campaign and planning Giuliani's role as Republican cheerleader, a source says, "He is keeping all his options open." Which includes thinking about running for Governor of NY in 2010.

Giuliani has been showing his support for presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain, by way of criticizing Barack Obama's approach terrorism. Giuliani recently said, "I have been very concerned that the Democrats want to take a step back to the failed policies that treated terrorism solely as a law enforcement matter rather than a clear and present danger," but Giuliani said in 1994, guilty verdicts in the 1993 World bombing "demonstrates that New Yorkers won't meet violence with violence, but with a far greater weapon -- the law."

And Media Matters points out McCain once said, when Giuliani was his rival, "I don't think [9/11] translates, necessarily, into foreign policy or national security expertise," but he now says, "Mayor Giuliani, who is very well qualified on this issue [of terrorism], having been mayor of New York City at an incredible time in American history."