Ungodly Politics

"Announcing your plans is a good way to hear god laugh." - Al Swearingen


Thursday, August 26, 2004  

And another one's down, another one's down, another one bites the dust....

"A veteran who disputed Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's Vietnam war record acknowledged on Sunday he had no proof to back his charge that Kerry fabricated the reports of enemy fire that won him two medals.

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Odell said he had met with Republican strategist Merrie Spaeth, a public relations consultant to his group, and once bought a home from Bob Perry, a large Republican donor from Texas and close associate of Karl Rove, the president's chief political adviser."


More interesting is a comment on page 2 of this article:
: "Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, chairman of the Senate intelligence committee, said while the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth group had 'every right' to express their opinion, 'we ought to get out of the character assassination business.'
Kerry took a day off campaigning on Sunday, but his running mate, John Edwards, tied the attacks 'directly to President Bush and his friends.'
Campaigning in North Carolina, Edwards said: 'Senator Kerry had a moment of truth in 1968 when he decided to volunteer and serve his country and put his life on the line for his country. This is a moment of truth for President Bush.'
Kerry's Vietnam service has been central to his challenge to Bush. The two candidates have been running neck and neck in key polls.
The Bush campaign has denied any collaboration with Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and other such groups. Bush campaign manager Ken Mehlman, on NBC's 'Meet the Press,' played down the connection between the group and the campaign, or Rove. 'Karl Rove is friends with lots of different people,' he said.
The Bush campaign has acknowledged that Ken Cordier, a Vietnam veteran who appeared in a Swift Boat Veterans for Truth commercial, had been working with the campaign but said he had resigned."
So, another Swiftliar worked for Bush. And Rove is "friends with lots of different people," but that doesn't mean there's a connection.

In the meantime, the fact that a member of al Qaeda may or may not have passed through an area of Iraq Saddam Hussein had no control over meant he and bin Laden were sworn blood brothers, and we needed to spend hundreds of billions of dollars and hundreds of American lives to solve the problem.

I'll take hypocrisy for 1600, Alex.

posted by lazarus | 03:21 | |
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