From NBC's Carrie Dann
Speaking in Washington today at a luncheon hosted by the conservative Hoover Institute, presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani delighted his conservative audience, annoyed TV camera crews with his characteristic pacing, and exasperated reporters with a lack of news in his remarks. With the Q&A for audience members only, the press was hoping that one of the guests might pitch him a hardball -- perhaps about his plan for Iraq or his fairly liberal social views. But when the last question turned out to be about incentive pay for teachers, the journalists covering the event let out a collective sigh of disappointment.
One of Giuliani's comments, however, did prompt a flurry of scribbling. When an audience member expressed concern about his lack of foreign policy experience, Giuliani quipped, "What makes you think the mayor of New York City doesn't need a foreign policy?" He added, "It's something that I think I know as well as anybody else who's running for president, and probably better than a lot."