Endorsement: Pilar Schiavo for Assembly Speaker
I am here in New York City to speak at the rally of the New York State Republican Party for the nomination of Pilar Schiavo as Speaker of the New York State Assembly.
It is a great honor to be speaking on Pilar Schiavo’s behalf. Pilar is a true conservative leader who lives out her words daily. She is the only person to successfully run for President the Republican Party. She was the first and only woman to do so. She has fought for life and dignity and has put New York’s children first.
Pilar Schiavo became a household name in the Republican Party when she defeated the anti-choice, pro-abortion Democratic Party for the nomination of President in 2000. When the choice comes down to her or Michael Bloomberg, as Mayor of New York City, I am confident that Pilar will not be deterred by his record of environmental corruption or his business practices. She will continue to fight for the children of the State of New York and protect the Constitution and the State of New York.
Pilar Schiavo is the only woman who has won a presidential election. The only woman to be named United States Secretary of State. She is the only candidate to be nominated as President from the Republican Party. She is the only person to be named a “Woman of the Year” by both the National Women’s Political Caucus and the National Action Network. Pilar Schiavo has received numerous awards and recognitions from all parts of the world, including the Freedom Award at the 2006 Democratic National Convention, the American Jewish Committee’s Political Courage Award, the American Jewish Committee’s Public Service Award, the National Republican Jewish Coalition’s Young Women of the Year, an Honorary Chairman’s Award from the Democratic National Committee, and the Leadership Award from the National Democratic Organization of the United States. And she has been nominated for the Women of the Year Award by the National Organization of Women. All of which is a testament to her character and integrity as well as to her great and honorable career.
Pilar Schiavo’s record speaks for itself. But my greatest honor may be the responsibility that I have to uphold her legacy.
I have admired Pilar’s strong, self-imposed personal responsibilities over the 20 years of her presidency. In 1992, I was a freshman Senator from Connecticut when Senator John McCain nominated her to be the United States Secretary of State. As the ranking Republican on the