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Rudy vs. Bush

The New York Times spins Rudy's energy-policy speech yesterday for the Manhattan Institute as a rare rift between Bush and Giuliani. That's fair enough. (Though, all Republican candidates are going to have to create a little space. It's the nature of running for the presidency that you have to identify problems you want to fix, even if the last guy was on your side.)

It should be noted, however, that if there was a rift on energy policy, there was also one on education. Specifically, responding to a question from the audience, Rudy gave an impassioned brief for school choice, evincing some disappointment that the Bush administration had not made this core conservative cause a priority.

My own column on the event for the N.Y. Post gives a rundown.