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McAuliffe: Bush Dodged Nat'l Guard Service
NewsMax ^ | 11/9/03 | Limbacher

Posted on 11/09/2003 12:13:49 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection

Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe complained on Sunday that President Bush shouldn't have worn a flightsuit on the deck of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln earlier this year because of allegations he didn't fulfill a commitment to serve in the Alabama National Guard 30-years ago.

Complaining about the president's May 1 appearance on the Lincoln's flight deck, McAuliffe told CNN's "Late Edition" that Bush "didn't wear [a flightsuit] when he should have worn one when he was supposedly in the Alabama National Guard."

The insinuation that Bush dodged military service stunned fellow "Late Edition" guest, Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie, who shook his head in disgust as McAulliffe recycled the discredited charge.

The president did fly high performance aircraft during a stint in the Texas Air National Guard in the 1970's, a fact McAuliffe omitted from his diatribe.

The DNC chief delivered the low blow while complaining that Bush had prematurely declared major combat operations over during his Lincoln speech, while speaking beneath a sign that read "Mission Accomplished."

Revisiting the controversy, McAuliffe told CNN, "What the president was saying when he was strutting around on that aircraft carrier wearing a flight suit - which I remind you, he didn't wear when he should have worn one when he was supposedly in the Alabama National Guard - but clearly what came out of that was, he was saying that our job had been completed [and] major combat operations were over."

When the New York Times examined Democrat accusations that Bush hadn't fulfilled his full Alabama National Guard commitment during to 2000 election campaign, it turned up no evidence he had dodged serving.



TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Alabama; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: antiamericanism; bush; bushbashing; cheeseandwhine; commanderinchief; dairyproducts; dnctalkingpoints; doesnthavelegs; kingrat; mcauliffe; memogate; missionaccomplished; nationalguard; navyone; terrymcawful; waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa; whataboutmemogate; whiners
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1 posted on 11/09/2003 12:13:51 PM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
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2 posted on 11/09/2003 12:15:14 PM PST by Joe 6-pack
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Slander.
3 posted on 11/09/2003 12:15:20 PM PST by Jeff Chandler ("You're it!")
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
How did little 'punk' (as Rush called him) Terry come by his millions again during the Xlintoon administration again?
4 posted on 11/09/2003 12:15:35 PM PST by _Jim ( <--- Rush speaks on gutless 'Liberalism' (RealAudio files))
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
An insider tip on a "Global Crossing IPO?"
5 posted on 11/09/2003 12:16:39 PM PST by _Jim ( <--- Rush speaks on gutless 'Liberalism' (RealAudio files))
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To: Jeff Chandler
his pettiness knows no bounds. what a loser
6 posted on 11/09/2003 12:17:04 PM PST by corkoman
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
McAuliffe = SOB on a oneway selfdestrucing course
7 posted on 11/09/2003 12:18:01 PM PST by wattsmag2
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
And Clinton, will forever be known as the "War hero president."


McAuliffe is an idiot with no scruples whatsoever. He is the perfect person to be running the Democrat party. He is running it into the ground, and those of us on the other side, will enjoy a real "party" when he finishes his inevitable task. We are almost there now!
8 posted on 11/09/2003 12:18:10 PM PST by Radix (I really like this Tag Line thing. I know a smile that it can bring.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Maybe it's time to get some info on McAuliffe.
9 posted on 11/09/2003 12:19:18 PM PST by Print
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Cornered rats are known to go for the throat, in a desperate attempt to save their own skin. By the time the election rolls around, we will have witnessed the ugliest campaigning in American history.
10 posted on 11/09/2003 12:19:39 PM PST by Pukin Dog (Sans Reproache)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
President Bush shouldn't have worn a flightsuit....

Sick ......the Rats are absolutely obsessed with this "flight suit" thing. It's approaching the level of their obsession with the "stolen" election. Oh well, pretty soon they'll have something else to obsess about --- the fact that Dean lost the '04 election by a Mondale/McGovern-like margin.

11 posted on 11/09/2003 12:19:49 PM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Keep talkin' Terry!

The more you open your mouth, the more Republicans win!

12 posted on 11/09/2003 12:19:56 PM PST by martin_fierro (_____oooo_(____)_oooo_____)
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To: Print
Maybe it's time to get some info on McAuliffe.

Like those mysterious offshore bank accounts he has...

...that only get deposits from Karl Rove (c8

13 posted on 11/09/2003 12:20:35 PM PST by Poohbah ("Would you mind not shooting at the thermonuclear weapons?" -- Major Vic Deakins, USAF)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Wow! I'm sure noone ever brought this up before, I bet people are just lining up to register as a dem now that this is out in the open.

Republicans are so lucky to have a cartoon cutout as the leader of the DNC.

14 posted on 11/09/2003 12:20:56 PM PST by Brett66
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To: martin_fierro
Keep talkin' Terry! The more you open your mouth, the more Republicans win!

Yep. We should not be too concerned what McCauliffe says because he has a political "tin ear" of massive proportions.
15 posted on 11/09/2003 12:22:29 PM PST by Arkinsaw
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

Where is that "Oh no! Not this s*** again!" poster? Hasn't this quantum LOSER learned that these tired old chestnuts have lost every election for him? The Republican Party is truly blessed to have him leading the Dems.
16 posted on 11/09/2003 12:22:40 PM PST by kittymyrib
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The Rats are so desparate that their "leader" has to rehash disproven bullshit in their maniacal rhetoric layed out on TV for all to see! I am loving this!

FMCDH

17 posted on 11/09/2003 12:22:56 PM PST by nothingnew (The pendulum is swinging and the Rats are in the pit!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection

McAuliffe concluded his comments by running around the room screaming "Newt Gingrich! He's in my BRAIN!!!!"

18 posted on 11/09/2003 12:24:02 PM PST by Caipirabob (Democrats.. Socialists..Commies..Traitors...Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Mr. Mojo
they are so upset because all the dum o craps are girly men that don't have the cojones to walk on the side next to the street when escorting their bimbo du jour to dinner.
19 posted on 11/09/2003 12:24:19 PM PST by cajun-jack
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Once again, McAuful should be reminded that it is Navy policy that anyone flying on a combat aircraft must wear a flight suit. As Commander in Chief, Bush could have pulled a Clinton and flaunted that rule, but he chose not to. And, if he had, it would have been an insult to our troops.

BTW, does anyone know if McAuful was ever in the military?
20 posted on 11/09/2003 12:25:46 PM PST by Fresh Wind
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I've missed a lot of drills too, so I guess I'm okay to vote for GW. How many did Terry attend, BTW?
21 posted on 11/09/2003 12:25:51 PM PST by struwwelpeter
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To: _Jim
McAwful swindled the Global Crossings stockholders with an overnight $100,000 to $18,000,000 insider trading set-up. He also has made many millions swindling union members with crooked real estate deals.
22 posted on 11/09/2003 12:26:25 PM PST by friendly (Man is so made that whenever anything fires his soul, impossibilities vanish.)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
The BIG lie told often enough - they hope - it's all they have.

The same way they keep saying "Bush lied" about Iraq/Saddam - even though Bush cited the Brits in his SOTU speech and the Brits still stand by their findings.

And Bush did NOT say the danger was imminent - in fact replaying the video of his speech as Tony Snow did in his gotcha of Jay Rockefeller, shows Bush saying we didn't want to wait until the danger was imminent.

Oh, and I almost forgot - Bush stole Florida - when anyone who can read the US and FL Constitutions knows that Gore is the one who was trying to steal FL.
23 posted on 11/09/2003 12:28:49 PM PST by Let's Roll (And those that cried Appease! Appease! are hanged by those they tried to please!")
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Will someone please Email this pic to little ol' Terry ?


24 posted on 11/09/2003 12:30:02 PM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
That's the best he could do??? Amazing. Hasn't anyone else noticed that Terry is flailing?
25 posted on 11/09/2003 12:31:11 PM PST by Pan_Yans Wife (You may forget the one with whom you have laughed, but never the one with whom you have wept.)
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To: Pukin Dog
You're right. They're desperate and our side should just laugh at these silly jabs and ridicule them wjile going for their throats. Stay on the attack and stay on this dem memo fiasco. The dems will bring up anything to distract form that. Also, we need a better guy for that RNC job. We need someone who can speak better.
26 posted on 11/09/2003 12:33:06 PM PST by plain talk
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To: Radix
McAuliffe is an idiot with no scruples whatsoever. He is the perfect person to be running the Democrat party. He is running it into the ground, and those of us on the other side, will enjoy a real "party" when he finishes his inevitable task. We are almost there now!

If the election next year turns out like we all hope and expect and we can look forward to another great 4 years of tax cuts and improving economy........I'd say we should all pop the cork on our American champagne New Year's Eve of 2004 and give a toast to the President and to ourselves!!

27 posted on 11/09/2003 12:34:57 PM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN (so it is written, so it is done)
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To: Mr. Mojo
the Rats are absolutely obsessed with this "flight suit" thing.

They are trying to taint the image, so that it can't be used in '04. It's going to backfire on them, as did the Wellstone Funeral Two Minute Hate Rally, as also did the Caulifornia Awnold Hatefest.

28 posted on 11/09/2003 12:36:02 PM PST by Jeff Chandler ("You're it!")
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Go http://www.hereinreality.com/commander.html

The Liberals' hatred of Bush's success has driven them insane.

29 posted on 11/09/2003 12:38:41 PM PST by pabianice
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
This is GREAT! McAwful is so frightened now that he's looping his memory tapes.
30 posted on 11/09/2003 12:38:57 PM PST by pogo101
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Somebody needs to post two photos, if possible. One of Bill Clinton during the Vietnam war era with his scrubby hippy beard, (I saw it on a video); and another of George W. Bush in his 'Guard flight suit, (or other military duty photo) during the same period. A picture is worth a thousand words.
31 posted on 11/09/2003 12:38:57 PM PST by TheCrusader
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And don't forget. The first scheme the clintons hatched to "buy" the house in NY was McAuliffe putting up the entire amount of the purchase price (over the asking price, if recall! who does THAT?) in cash in some account.

That stank so much that even sympathetic media couldn't gloss over it, so they obtained their "mortgage" in Pennsylvania or wherever. But that's one of the first times McAuliffe first crossed my radar screen as a hinky character in the long parade of them in the lives that make up the clinton saga.

32 posted on 11/09/2003 12:39:29 PM PST by cyncooper
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Oh, it's just McAuliffe desperate to prove his relevance in the face of all the RAT losses. Tell us about Global Crossing, Terry.
33 posted on 11/09/2003 12:39:48 PM PST by NonValueAdded ("Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." GWB 9/20/01)
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Boy this flight suit thing really gets the Demonrats riled.

I think he should do it again.

Any day when you can rile a Demonrat is a good day.
34 posted on 11/09/2003 12:40:22 PM PST by sd-joe
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To: cyncooper
The first scheme the clintons hatched to "buy" the house in NY was McAuliffe putting up the entire amount of the purchase price

Thanks for the reminder!

35 posted on 11/09/2003 12:40:47 PM PST by _Jim ( <--- Rush speaks on gutless 'Liberalism' (RealAudio files))
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Uh-huh. In what branch did McAuliffe serve?
36 posted on 11/09/2003 12:40:47 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Print
Terry is our Manchurian Candidate. The GOP, behind the scenes, helped Terry step by step to reach the ultimate power slot in the Democratic Party. Once this goal was reached, double agent Terry is supposed to systematically destroy the Democratic Party.

So far, it is working according to plan. Congrats to Karl Rove for such an ingenius plot.
37 posted on 11/09/2003 12:41:22 PM PST by Moosehead
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Boy are these guys desperate! They're trying to recycle this story AGAIN????
38 posted on 11/09/2003 12:41:39 PM PST by rintense
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Oh, the fantastically mentally disturbed of the Left is more than simply obsessed. Read the last line and marvel.

http://indypgh.org/news/2003/09/9117_comment.php#9253


3 Management Styles
by non-revisionist history buff • Friday September 26, 2003 at 10:27 AM

Stalin, FDR, & Hitler all enacted state capitalism, but their management styles varied.

As far as modern national socialism is concerned; Halliburton contracts are SOCIALISM. Airline bailouts are SOCIALISM. Use of a national military to safeguard personal economic interests is SOCIALISM. The use of a aircraft carrier for a campaign kickoff is SOCIALISM.


39 posted on 11/09/2003 12:42:45 PM PST by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population - have them spayed or neutered )
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To: pogo101
With MemoGate growing legs, King Rat has to find something negative to use to distract his interviewers.
40 posted on 11/09/2003 12:43:32 PM PST by weegee
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection


Always best to add a picture to the discussion. :-)
41 posted on 11/09/2003 12:45:35 PM PST by baseballmom
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42 posted on 11/09/2003 12:48:22 PM PST by Miss Marple
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43 posted on 11/09/2003 12:49:55 PM PST by ChadGore (Kakkate Koi!)
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To: Billthedrill
"Uh-huh. In what branch did McAuliffe serve?

McAuliffe served with distinction in the Sucker Corps, on his knees before the sinkmiester, his President.......

His service earned him the "golden bib" with 4 oak leaf clusters and a free dry cleaning coupon.

Semper Fi

44 posted on 11/09/2003 12:50:57 PM PST by river rat (War works......It brings Peace... Give war a chance to destroy Jihadists...)
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
Well he may not have flown in the Alabama Guard but he did get a DD214


45 posted on 11/09/2003 12:51:09 PM PST by deport
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To: Mr. Mojo
Sick ......the Rats are absolutely obsessed with this "flight suit" thing.

I thought the charge was going to be that the Republicans would make this a campaign issue! *chortling*



46 posted on 11/09/2003 12:57:12 PM PST by lorrainer (Oh, was I ranting? Sorry....)
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To: deport
Looks like Lt. Bush couldn't fly based upon item 2 in this notice of transfer assignment.....


47 posted on 11/09/2003 12:57:36 PM PST by deport
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To: deport
No, it doesn't mean that Bush couldn't fly, only that he couldn't fly anymore with the Alabama National Guard (say, due to his transfer and new geographical location).
48 posted on 11/09/2003 1:01:32 PM PST by Southack (Media bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Print
"Maybe it's time to get some info on McAuliffe."

Sounds like a plan!

49 posted on 11/09/2003 1:02:33 PM PST by LADY J
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To: Tumbleweed_Connection
I seem to remember seeing draft dodging, war protesting, never served a second in the Military, Clinton, appearing in numerous photo-op pictures, clad in a Flight Jacket and unit caps, while visiting Military bases and ships.

Are you sure you want to open up this particular can of worms, Mr. McCauliffizzle?
50 posted on 11/09/2003 1:03:06 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell (If you seen yourself as other people do, you'd laugh too.)
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