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Terry McAuliffe: The Manchurian Chairman? Hugh Hewitt says Dem Party chief 'world-class fool'
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Wednesday, February 4, 2004 | Hugh Hewitt

Posted on 02/03/2004 11:21:53 PM PST by JohnHuang2

Terry McAuliffe: The Manchurian Chairman?

Posted: February 4, 2004
1:00 a.m. Eastern

© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com

Terry McAuliffe, whom we ought to call the Manchurian Chairman, hit a new low Sunday, saying on ABC's "This Week": "George Bush never served in our military in our country. He didn't show up when he should have showed up. And there's John Kerry on the stage with a chest full of medals that he earned by saving the lives of American soldiers. So, as John Kerry says, 'Bring it on!'"

McAuliffe is to politics what MTV is to Superbowl halftime shows: Low, tacky, and a failure. He is also increasingly unstable to the point that Democratic Party pros have to worry about what he'll say next. Yesterday's pratfall was a perfect example of an attention-starved ego diverting the press from the themes that the candidates are trying to develop onto a stupid comment and the clean-up that follows.

McAuliffe has long been a candidate message-killer – so much so that the anti-Clinton wing of the Dems suspects he's programmed to take down anyone who gets in the way of Hillary's potential run in '08. Crackpot allegations from the Begala school of broadcasting sure don't help the Kerry campaign, so you have to wonder about the Manchurian Chairman theory, though I think the evidence supports the much more simple proposition that McAuliffe is a world-class fool with too much money and powerful friends who didn't think about the Peter Principle until it was too late.

The Dems are stuck with McAuliffe through the convention, for which the Republican Party should be thankful. Having a buffoon in charge of the opposition is the sort of gift that keeps giving, as anyone who can recall McAuliffe's '02 prediction about the Florida governor's race or his '03 prediction about the California recall will attest.

McAuliffe's decision to deny that service in the national guard is service in the military – even as thousands of national guard have served in Iraq – is a blunder larger than any of his others, and trafficking in discredited urban myths gives you a glimpse of McAuliffe's desperation to turn the conversation to anything except Kerry's way-left voting record, or his role in the Dean meltdown, or the failure of Wes Clark to capture any significant support outside the loon caucus.

For the record: President Bush served in the Texas Air National Guard from May of 1968 to October of 1973. The long-ago discredited allegations that the president was AWOL (Absent WithOut Leave) are a feature of the Michael Moore crowd who point to a period of months when Bush was working on a campaign in Alabama, from May to November 1972, and did not fly. As the New York Times has reported in the past: "A National Guard official and Mr. Bush's spokesmen have said that he made up the missed dates, as Guard regulations allow."

Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie labeled McAuliffe's lies "slanderous," "despicable," and "reprehensible" – which they are – but not even the dimwits in the national press corps are going to chase that rabbit, so only McAuliffe and the party he leads look bad as a result.

I hope the RNC provides a 24x7 cable show for McAuliffe and, in the interim, invites all those outraged with yet another clownish moment from the Alfred E. Neuman of American politics to skip the getting mad and go straight to the getting even via a donation at GeorgeWBush.com.





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KEYWORDS: 2004; awol; bds; christianlife; deserter; dnc; hughhewitt; mcauliffe; rnc
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Wednesday, February 4, 2004

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1 posted on 02/03/2004 11:21:53 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: xm177e2; mercy; Wait4Truth; hole_n_one; GretchenEE; Clinton's a rapist; buffyt; ladyinred; Angel; ..

Hugh Hewitt MEGA PING!!


2 posted on 02/03/2004 11:22:38 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
"George Bush never served in our military in our country. He didn't show up when he should have showed up. And there's John Kerry on the stage with a chest full of medals that he earned by saving the lives of American soldiers. So, as John Kerry says, 'Bring it on!'"

Guess that time in the Air National Guard was 100% vacation.

And I heard Billy Jeff Clintoon was a General. Why else would he ask all those women if they wanted to see his privates...?

3 posted on 02/03/2004 11:26:20 PM PST by freebilly
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To: JohnHuang2; backhoe; mystery-ak
Thanks ,John.I hope they have it on film,ready to roll during the campaign.

What a stupid ,hurtful statememnt to make.There are a lot of Guard families whose loved ones are in Iraq...
4 posted on 02/03/2004 11:29:39 PM PST by MEG33 (God bless our armed forces)
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To: MEG33
Welcome, friend.
5 posted on 02/03/2004 11:35:53 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Republicans are lucky to have Terry McAuliffe
6 posted on 02/03/2004 11:48:09 PM PST by OneTimeLurker
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To: MEG33
Yes it is, and I agree with John, it's a BIG BIG BLUNDER and fully proves the democrats cannot be trusted with national security.

Hewitt also said the Guard have been in Iraq .. my understanding is the National Guard is still very much there currently .. and here is McAwful saying it's not military service. I think this was a very gross error.
7 posted on 02/03/2004 11:48:48 PM PST by The Final Harvest ("America is the GREATEST NATION on the face of the earth")
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To: JohnHuang2
Bush flew F-102A fighters in his National Guard wing.

Here's a picture of a couple of them flying back before the world turned color in the early 1960s:

First built in 1952, the Convair F-102 series was a hopelessly outdated jet some twenty years later when Nixon was already returning troops to the US under 'Vietnamization'. There was simply no chance Bush's Air Guard unit would have ever been activated.

Bush's unit was flying thoroughly obsolete and barely-supersonic interceptor jets, characteristics which really don't amount to much of an 'interceptor' at all.

8 posted on 02/03/2004 11:54:46 PM PST by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: JohnHuang2
He's not only a fool, he's a certified world class crook. Chasing down where he made his money from is as bad as Fastlow at Enron - the only difference is the paper trail.
9 posted on 02/03/2004 11:55:45 PM PST by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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To: CyberAnt
A freeper's husband has had his third extension in Iraq.He has been gone from home 15 months.He flies a Chinook.The Guard and the families are giving a lot.Yes,the Guard is in Iraq and more will go.Terry is beneath contempt.
10 posted on 02/03/2004 11:57:43 PM PST by MEG33
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To: The KG9 Kid
"There was simply no chance Bush's Air Guard unit would have ever been activated."

I've read this a lot but, IIRC, there was a squadron of F-102A's that was based at DaNang in 1966(?). It seems as if it would have been (remotely) possible that an ANG unit flying 102's could have been activated and sent to Vietnam.

A minor date quibble -"The F-102 made its initial flight on Oct. 24, 1953 and became operational with the Air Defense Command in 1956."
USAF Museum

11 posted on 02/04/2004 12:24:21 AM PST by FormerlyAnotherLurker
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To: JohnHuang2; All
Cross-link:

-The Real Military Record of George W. Bush: Not Heroic, but Not AWOL, Either-The Original Story--

12 posted on 02/04/2004 2:00:26 AM PST by backhoe (The 1990's? The Decade of Fraud(s)... the 00's? The Decade of Lunatics...)
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To: MEG33
"Terry is beneath contempt"

Exactly!!
13 posted on 02/04/2004 2:02:40 AM PST by The Final Harvest ("America is the GREATEST NATION on the face of the earth")
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To: JohnHuang2
I seem to remember a web scan of Bush's DD214 from the GoreFest, but now can't find it anywhere.

It looked okay to me. One automatically looks to "Time Lost". I'd've noticed something funny.

Military Records Center, St. Louis? Department Of The Air Force?

14 posted on 02/04/2004 2:34:09 AM PST by onedoug
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To: MEG33
While I haven't updated it in some time, there is quite a bit about the man I dub Loathsome Terry among these:

-Liars-- and Sleaze, Incorporated... ( my files on the clintons and friends )--

15 posted on 02/04/2004 2:58:38 AM PST by backhoe (The 1990's? The Decade of Fraud(s)... the 00's? The Decade of Lunatics...)
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To: backhoe
Thanks ,backhoe.
16 posted on 02/04/2004 3:05:22 AM PST by MEG33
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To: MEG33
You bet- I just get so tired of the gutter politics that "the Golden Age of Clinton" ( Wes Pruden, Washington Times ) dragged America into that I could scream.

See my tagline...

17 posted on 02/04/2004 3:08:12 AM PST by backhoe (The Clintons destroyed the democRat party- they just haven't laid down yet...)
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To: The KG9 Kid
"First built in 1952, the Convair F-102 series was a hopelessly outdated jet some twenty years later when Nixon was already returning troops to the US under 'Vietnamization'. There was simply no chance Bush's Air Guard unit would have ever been activated.

Bush's unit was flying thoroughly obsolete and barely-supersonic interceptor jets, characteristics which really don't amount to much of an 'interceptor' at all."


147th Fighter Interceptor Group (FIG) History

On May 16, 1958 the 147th Fighter Interceptor Group (FIG), with its five new squadrons, was formed to support the 111 Fighter Interceptor Squadron. In August 1960 the unit was one of the first to transition to the F-102A all-weather fighter-interceptor and began a 24-hour runway alert commitment as part of the North American air defense network.

The 147th earned its first Air Force Outstanding Unit Award in 1966 when it was proclaimed, "The most combat ready of all Air Guard units."

From 1968 through 1970, pilots from the 147th participated in "Palace Alert" and served in Southeast Asia during the height of the Vietnam War.

With the continued draw-down of air defense units in the United States, the 147th FIG came off runway alert on Jan. 1, 1970 to start a new mission: training all F-102 pilots in the United States for the Air National Guard.

http://www.seanet.com/~johnco/bush102.htm
18 posted on 02/04/2004 3:21:36 AM PST by Hon
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To: The KG9 Kid
Somehow, Bush avoiding Vietnam to stay out of danger and then climbing into the cockpit of the 102 never made sense to me.

    Being a fighter pilot -- for that matter, simply taking off in a single-engine jet fighter of the Century series, such as an F-102, or any of the military's other marvelous bricks with fins on them -- presented a man, on a perfectly sunny day, with more ways to get himself killed than his wife and children could imagine in their wildest fears.

    -- Tom Wolfe, The Right Stuff.


19 posted on 02/04/2004 3:47:06 AM PST by TomB
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To: freebilly; JohnHuang2; yall
Poor Terry McAuliffe. It's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it ! ...


20 posted on 02/04/2004 4:40:57 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Check out this HILARIOUS story !! haha!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1060580/posts)
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To: TomB
Neither man has the credentials to call himself a heroe. One felt that being involved in an election was more important than combat in Vietnam and the other forfeited his status when he returned and abandoned his support for the troops and POW's left behind.
21 posted on 02/04/2004 4:43:35 AM PST by meenie
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To: MeekOneGOP
That picture is an insult!

To toilet paper! ;-)

G'morning to ya, good buddy

22 posted on 02/04/2004 4:48:14 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: backhoe
Thanks for the links and G'morning to ya
23 posted on 02/04/2004 4:48:59 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: OneTimeLurker
Indeed, Bush is blessed by the enemies he keeps ;-)
24 posted on 02/04/2004 4:49:32 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Howdy, John- it's quite a den of vipers, isn't it?
25 posted on 02/04/2004 4:51:07 AM PST by backhoe (Just an old Keyboard Cowboy, ridin' the TrackBall into the Sunset...)
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To: backhoe
It sure is...:-)
26 posted on 02/04/2004 4:54:42 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: meenie
Neither man has the credentials to call himself a heroe.

I don't recall Bush or his supporters calling him a "hero". Could you perhaps post a link to that story?

One felt that being involved in an election was more important than combat in Vietnam

When did this happen? When was Bush scheduled to deploy? Did the military allow you to forego deployment to Vietnam to campaign?

27 posted on 02/04/2004 4:58:29 AM PST by TomB
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To: JohnHuang2
haha ! Mornin' ! ...

28 posted on 02/04/2004 5:04:23 AM PST by MeekOneGOP (Check out this HILARIOUS story !! haha!: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1060580/posts)
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To: JohnHuang2
Hey JH2, how goes it? I love this McAuliffe stuff. I've thought, since 1992, the rise of the Clintons and their ilk would be the downfall of the democrats, but that it also would drag America down. Sad prophecy, too true. We all need to work very hard to educate the "mainstream" of America, who only hear the story from CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, and the liberal newrags, about the truth. Only that will save us.
29 posted on 02/04/2004 5:06:04 AM PST by astounded
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To: JohnHuang2
He's not a fool.

He's the Clintons' hand-picked destroyer of everything non-Hillary, and he's executing his assigned functions flawlessly.

30 posted on 02/04/2004 5:08:32 AM PST by Jim Noble (Now you go feed those hogs before they worry themselves into anemia!)
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To: astounded
G'morning backatya, my friend. Couldn't agree with you more, btw.
31 posted on 02/04/2004 5:09:19 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
McAuliffe is to politics what MTV is to Superbowl halftime shows: Low, tacky, and a failure.

I'll bump to that! : )

32 posted on 02/04/2004 5:12:28 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: nicmarlo
G'morning, my friend :-)
33 posted on 02/04/2004 5:15:37 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Morning to you, John....hope you have a great day and rest of the week, too!
34 posted on 02/04/2004 5:18:47 AM PST by nicmarlo
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To: JohnHuang2
Kerry is a socialite who served the Soviet Union, enough said. But I guess that was not enough for the American people to vote Clinton out.
35 posted on 02/04/2004 5:19:46 AM PST by JudgemAll
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To: JohnHuang2
Terry McAuliffe, whom we ought to call the Manchurian Chairman, hit a new low Sunday, saying on ABC's "This Week": "George Bush never served in our military in our country. He didn't show up when he should have showed up. And there's John Kerry on the stage with a chest full of medals that he earned by saving the lives of American soldiers. So, as John Kerry says, 'Bring it on!'"

While I didn't watch the show, I'm willing to bet Georgie Boy let the comment slide by without a challenge. Right? /rhetorical :)

36 posted on 02/04/2004 5:20:37 AM PST by MrConfettiMan
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To: The KG9 Kid

37 posted on 02/04/2004 5:21:50 AM PST by ChadGore (Bush 2004 HE'S EARNED IT)
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To: MEG33
I'd like to see McAwful go on down to Bardstown, KY, walk into the town square, and yell at the top of his voice that National Guardsmen are not military, and that they don't see action. Yep, I want McAwful to tell that to the good folks of Bardstown, many of whose sons served in the same National Guard unit that was all but wiped out in Vietnam.
38 posted on 02/04/2004 5:39:33 AM PST by ought-six
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To: MEG33
"Terry is beneath contempt."

You're being too gracious. I hope his pee pee falls off.

39 posted on 02/04/2004 5:43:47 AM PST by mass55th
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To: JohnHuang2
Hugh, you just allowed the opposition to completely redact FOUR YEARS AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF from W's resume. He has been a great CIC, and the "dumb" McAuliffe has manged to get the conversation to completely ignore it. Instead of comparing W"s NG service with Kerry's VietNam performance of 35 years ago, we should be touting that our guy has already proved his fitness to be Commander in Chief, which is the only reason military experience comes into the conversation.
40 posted on 02/04/2004 5:49:53 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: JohnHuang2
Hulloooo 'Rats re: President Bush's National Guard service.......been there, done that (2000 election). Don't you have anything new? I'm sure the Guard units serving in Iraq appreciate your comments too (sarcasm "on")

This is only the beginning of these "tactics". The 'Rats will sink below the sewer during the campaign, just like they always do- No big surprise really. It's going to be a long 1O months til the election.

41 posted on 02/04/2004 6:00:59 AM PST by fly_so_free (Never underestimate the treachery of the democrat party-Save USA -Vote a dem out of office)
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To: JohnHuang2
McAuliffe doesn't have to be smart to be Democrat Nazi Committee Chairman, he's Hillary's cabana boy.
42 posted on 02/04/2004 6:01:22 AM PST by punster
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To: JohnHuang2
What's always interesting.....a talk show that has McAuliffe on with Gillespie. The comparison between the two is striking.

Gillespie is a polite conversationalist, calm, rational, honorable, and he never, never says anything that could be construed as harmful to the country, intentionally false, or even over the top silly spin. McAuliffe looks wild eyed and frantic, as his spin borders on the absurd.

43 posted on 02/04/2004 6:02:13 AM PST by YaYa123 (@No Morals McAuliffe...A Dangerous, Despicable Man.com)
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To: YaYa123
Couldn't agree with you more.
44 posted on 02/04/2004 6:03:27 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Well, John this hurt me so much. There are thousands of Guard and Reserve serving, fighting and dying in Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia. My husband has been gone since Feb 2003 and has been extended again, for a grand total of 15mos. His unit lost a Chinook and 3 crew in the Nov rocket attack...His unit has out-flown, out-performed all *Reg Army* and has been duly recognized...This latest extension,his 4th, was personally authorized by Rummy himself...My hubby, Mike was recommended and awarded a Bronze Star by the *Reg Army* Brigade CO for his Meritorious Service....McAwful and these rats have insulted every Guard member and his/her family and owe them an apology.........Im pissed!
45 posted on 02/04/2004 6:24:11 AM PST by mystery-ak (*terrorism has been exaggerated*....Kerry....We must defeat him, our lives depend on it.)
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To: mystery-ak
McAwful and these rats have insulted every Guard member and his/her family and owe them an apology.........Im pissed!

You have a right to be, my friend. Prayers for Mike and all our brave men and women in uniform.

47 posted on 02/04/2004 6:28:23 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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I see by my comment page that post #46 was directed at me....must have been bad since you zotted it so quickly.
48 posted on 02/04/2004 6:38:44 AM PST by mystery-ak (*terrorism has been exaggerated*....Kerry....We must defeat him, our lives depend on it.)
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To: onedoug
I seem to remember a web scan of Bush's DD214 from the GoreFest, but now can't find it anywhere.

Do you mean this?

Or this?


49 posted on 02/04/2004 6:40:53 AM PST by Kaslin (This is my tagline, no one can have it. Get your own if you want one)
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To: JohnHuang2
Yesterday's pratfall was a perfect example of an attention-starved ego diverting the press from the themes that the candidates are trying to develop onto a stupid comment and the clean-up that follows.

I disagree. This is a deliberate plan by the Dems to shift the subject from Kerry's vulnerabilities.

This is a planned, pre-emptive and vicious attack on what the Liberals say is Bush's tepid record. It has the ultimate intent on making Kerry's nasty post-military record off limits as the Media will eventuall call a truce and tout putting "weaknesses" of candidates' Vietnam record off limits - which will surely include Kerry's undeniable anti-war record.

Although Kerry has a few medals, some of which he may even have legitimately earned, his post-Vietnam exploitation of them is shameful, and his record is even worse.

First, he used his legitimate service to culturally mainstream the anti-war movement, not only by writing a book but also organising demonstrations and falsely testifying before Congress about "our atrocities" in Vietnam, thereby compunding his calumny.

Second, Kerry has used the good part of his military record to endlessly promote his candidacy among Veterans Groups and those unaware of his involvement and aims within the anti-war movement, which openly supported a Communist victory and American defeat in Vietnam. The anti-war movement was a very successful front for the Communists, who could not beat us on the battlefield but were successful over time in our changing our policies at home, causing us to abandon Southeast Asia to the Communists which resulted in the slaughter and enslavement of millions.

Kerry was instrumental in this anti-war movement, and understandably doesn't want to have to explain it in any detail. Therefore, the Dems are working pre-emptively to innoculate Kerry by once again waving the bloody shirt of Bush's "shameful" service record, thereby hoping to neutralise the issue.

50 posted on 02/04/2004 6:44:44 AM PST by Gritty ("Kerry is this year's Bob Dole - the guy you make do with."--Mark Steyn)
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