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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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