Pat Robertson and Rudy Giuliani: Not Exactly BFFs

From inside the bowels of the National Press Club, Christopher Beam sent this over the wires:

Pat Robertson just announced his endorsement of Rudy Giuliani for president of the United States. Giuliani, however, seemed to have trouble fully endorsing Pat Robertson. Here’s how he introduced the evangelical leader:

Pat Robertson is a very well-known leader, a person of well-deserved reputation. He has run for president of the United States. He understands what America is all about. And he has articulated the overriding issues of our time.

No friendship? No admiration? And keep in mind that his “well-deserved reputation” could mean anything …