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The Kerry campaign calls on publisher to withdraw "Unfit for Command"
Salon ^ | 08/19/04 | Eric Boehlert

Posted on 08/19/2004 11:07:08 PM PDT by Pikamax

Unfit for bookstores The Kerry campaign calls on a conservative publisher to withdraw book after the Washington Post torpedoes the veracity of a Swift boat veteran.

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Aug. 19, 2004 |

The Kerry campaign has told Salon that the publisher of "Unfit for Command," the book that is at the center of the attack on Kerry's military record by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, is retailing a hoax and should consider withdrawing it from bookstores. "No publisher should want to be selling books with proven falsehoods in them, especially falsehoods that are meant to smear the military service of an American veteran," said Kerry campaign spokesman Chad Clanton. "If I were them, I'd be ducking under my desk wondering what to do. This is a serious problem."

Even some uncomfortable Republicans might breathe a sigh a relief if "Unfit for Command" were to vanish from bookstores: "I don't think the Swift Boat Veterans are helping the Republican cause," Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., remarked on CNN Thursday.

(Excerpt) Read more at salon.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bookburning; desperatedems; kerry; puppetmasters; swiftboatveterans; unfitforcommand
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1 posted on 08/19/2004 11:07:08 PM PDT by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax

Democrats, protectors of Free Speech.


2 posted on 08/19/2004 11:08:33 PM PDT by HarryCaul
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To: Pikamax

Why did Shays have to open his mouth? I think the Swift Vets should file suit against Kerry and Shays for coordination, violating CFR.


3 posted on 08/19/2004 11:08:57 PM PDT by GeronL (Viking Kitties have won the GOLD MEDAL in the 2,000 meter ZOTTING)
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To: Pikamax
What is Salon's stock price today?

4 posted on 08/19/2004 11:09:11 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative (Do not remove this tag under penalty of law.)
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To: Pikamax
"No publisher should want to be selling books with proven falsehoods in them, especially falsehoods that are meant to smear the military service of an American veteran," said Kerry campaign spokesman Chad Clanton. "If I were them, I'd be ducking under my desk wondering what to do. This is a serious problem."

As I said in another thread:

Wow. Talk about chill winds. It's a good thing every book in a book store up until now was vetted by the government and deemed truthful.

Seriously, this is frightening. And, not a little hypocritical. They have no cover from this issue, since Mikey Moore was invited to sit in the Presidental box next to Carter at the convention. If F911 is A-okay, they can't say a word about anything else.
5 posted on 08/19/2004 11:09:56 PM PDT by Rastus (Forget it, Moby! I'm voting for Bush!)
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To: Pikamax
Weel, then Kerry should demand publishers recall his latest version of his biography, and demand that MoveOn.org shut down for the same reasons. And that will happen on next occurrence of a 5th Tuesday of a month where the name of the month does not contain the letter "r" - or the 12th of Never, whichever occurs later...
6 posted on 08/19/2004 11:10:36 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Time's fun when you're having flies. -- Kermit the Frog)
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To: GeronL

Because Shays is a complete idiot. He's an embarrassment to the Republican party.


7 posted on 08/19/2004 11:11:10 PM PDT by Rastus (Forget it, Moby! I'm voting for Bush!)
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To: Pikamax

I wonder when The Kerry campaign called on a liberal Michael Moore to withdraw the movie 9-11 farenheit.

Oh thats right, they didn't.


8 posted on 08/19/2004 11:12:08 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Pikamax

I call on the lying, Marxist-Communist, canniving, deceiving, condescending, cowardly, feckless and beyond the pale flip-flopper John Fing Kerry to leave the country before he flares an American Civil War that will spill a lot of blood as America will be defended against the Amerikans...

BTW, when's that Hollyweird Baldwin POS leaving the country? Another RAT liar...


9 posted on 08/19/2004 11:15:59 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (DemocRATS are communists and want to destroy America only to replace it with the USSA)
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To: Pikamax

Nice to see them running s**t faced scared, for a change.

Lying snakes in the grass traitors.

Intimidation and Machiavellian manipulation is about all they know.

Gestapo Gooofuses!


10 posted on 08/19/2004 11:16:11 PM PDT by Quix (PRAYER WARRIORS, DO YOUR STUFF! LIVES AND NATIONS DEPEND ON IT)
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To: GeronL

Shays and McCain spoke out for the same reason "campaign finance reform" pass, this is an attempt by the political class to exempt itself from criticism. The only way this will work for them is for the GOP members of Congress to say it is unfair to criticize Dim members and other Dim elected officals and Dim members of Congress to say it is unfair to criticize GOP members and other GOP elected officials. Of course as usual the Dims will not hold up their end of the deal but the GOP members fall on their swords.


11 posted on 08/19/2004 11:17:01 PM PDT by JLS
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To: Pikamax
"I don't think the Swift Boat Veterans are helping the Republican cause," Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn.,...

It's doubtful that you are either, Chris.

12 posted on 08/19/2004 11:17:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (Intellectuals only exist if you think they do!)
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To: Pikamax

I hope the Republican politicians don't start buckling. Can you imagine the uproar had President Bush asked theaters to remove Moore's piece of trash because it contained falsehoods? This is about the worst I've ever seen the Democrats and lefties. They have gone completely bananas. Unfortunately the've got the "fair and balanced media" on their side.


13 posted on 08/19/2004 11:18:33 PM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: Pikamax
"I don't think the Swift Boat Veterans are helping the Republican cause," Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., remarked on CNN Thursday.

They're helping the Republican cause a lot more than you ever have, Chris. The minimum acceptable ACU score for a "good conservative" is 80. Your lifetime ACU is 48, the same as your score was last year. That's on the liberal side of things, Chris -- just as your vote to acquit Clinton was.

14 posted on 08/19/2004 11:18:57 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: Pikamax

isn't it published by regnery?


15 posted on 08/19/2004 11:20:04 PM PDT by smonk
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To: Pikamax

Well, Chad, how about trying to prove the accusations wrong by releasing Kerry's records before calling for the book's removal from bookstores? Or better yet, why not take the Swift Vets to court?

There he goes. Will somebody get Chad out from under his desk?


16 posted on 08/19/2004 11:22:13 PM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: Pikamax
...retailing a hoax and should consider withdrawing it from bookstores...

No doubt some overzealous zombie-ideologue employees of the major bookstores yearn (are chomping at the bit) to take it upon themselves to oblige the oversensitive DHIMMICRATS/DUMMYRATS. While they're at it, and if they have any shred of intellectual vigor and inner-directed inquiry left, they ought to start removing thousands of titles by liberal authors, books by Franken, Moore,...

17 posted on 08/19/2004 11:23:08 PM PDT by albertp (Malice in Blunderland, The Wizard of Odd, Gullible's Troubles! Steal the wealth, spread the poverty.)
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18 posted on 08/19/2004 11:26:50 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: albertp

Shay should just go ahead and stop pretending he's not a Democrat.


19 posted on 08/19/2004 11:26:53 PM PDT by Belisaurius ("Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, Ted" - Joseph Kennedy 1958)
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To: albertp

The Dims need to organize a book burning. I wonder if some of them will oblige us in NYC. :^)


20 posted on 08/19/2004 11:27:16 PM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: beaversmom
"They have gone completely bananas."

I love it, beaversmom. They're in full panic mode and so are their friends and co-campaigners in the media. DNC lawyers making hollow threats of litigation to the SBVs and now the Kerry campaign makes an equally impotent call for Regnery to take the book off the market.

If Kerry were innocent of their charges, he could silence them in one day by simply authorizing the release of his full military service record.

That's it. That's all he'd have to do. People are starting to notice that he's not doing this and they are asking, "Why?"

21 posted on 08/19/2004 11:27:31 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: Pikamax

I will try to bring this up tomorrow when I attend the send off party for our Nevada delegation to the republican national convention.

Perhaps several more of us should try to speak with the delegates and ask them to please demand that Bush/our party get the guts to point out the sKerry/DNC/Moore hypocrisy?


22 posted on 08/19/2004 11:27:58 PM PDT by Richard-SIA ("The natural progress of things is for government to gain ground and for liberty to yield" JEFFERSON)
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To: Pikamax

Did they call on movie theaters to stop showing Fareheit 911?


23 posted on 08/19/2004 11:28:01 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: Pikamax

No publisher should want to be selling books with proven falsehoods in them, especially falsehoods that are meant to smear the military service of an American veteran,"

Where to start on this. If you think these allegations are lies than sue, come on, I'm waiting, sue them and prove it. If you can't shut up. Oh and I don't see you being overly concerned with smearing veterans that don't agree with Kerry, I guess thats ok. Oh the hypocracy is suffacating.

Kerry campaign spokesman Chad Clanton. "If I were them, I'd be ducking under my desk wondering what to do. This is a serious problem."

Oh I suspect it is actually the Kerry campaign that is ducking under their desk wondering what to do, peeking out every once in a while to scream "bring it on" before scurrying for cover again and whining about how mean the Republicans are. If you can't run with the big dogs....


24 posted on 08/19/2004 11:29:27 PM PDT by Dr Snide (vis pacem, para bellum - Prepare for war if you want peace)
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To: PhilDragoo

Hahahaha! Just bend over, John, grab your ankles and squeeze the eyeballs real tight. Take it like a man! Hahahaha!!


25 posted on 08/19/2004 11:29:41 PM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: Quix

BTW, have you ever seen such a gay walk as Kerry gave while walking on the Malibu Beach during his visit to California last week? Makes you wonder if Kerry will pull a "McGreevey" and come out of the closet if he wins the Presidency.


26 posted on 08/19/2004 11:30:47 PM PDT by HARBER (KERRY IS A COMMUNIST FAIRY!)
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To: claudiustg
Well, Chad, how about trying to prove the accusations wrong by releasing Kerry's records before calling for the book's removal from bookstores? Or better yet, why not take the Swift Vets to court?

Very good idea, they might threaten to take them to court but I doubt they would even go that far. Now if the Swift Vets threatened to sue Kerry. Also Kerry could release all his records but I do not think he will do that either. It is starting to look like a chess game.

27 posted on 08/19/2004 11:32:15 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Pikamax

Well I think the solution would be for the swiftvets to just release the whole book on the internet...that would solve the distribution problem, and ensure that enough people could read it before the elections. I'd like to see the Kerry campaign try to sue the internet.


28 posted on 08/19/2004 11:32:32 PM PDT by cabojoe
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To: Pikamax
"No publisher should want to be selling books with proven falsehoods in them, especially falsehoods that are meant to smear the military service of an American veteran," said Kerry campaign spokesman Chad Clanton. "If I were them, I'd be ducking under my desk wondering what to do. This is a serious problem."

Well then, the Dems should sue for libel. No problem. He he.

29 posted on 08/19/2004 11:34:26 PM PDT by Dec31,1999 (www.protestwarrior.com)
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To: Rastus

I remember seeing him during a debate on the floor about ANWR drilling. He acted as though he was about to cry when he said if we allowed the drilling the world would likely cease to exist.


30 posted on 08/19/2004 11:35:04 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Pikamax

blow it out your ass


31 posted on 08/19/2004 11:35:26 PM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: HARBER

I don't know what to make of his mannerisms. I have no solid reason to think he's gay.

But, certainly a lot of the puppet master groups are into orgies of every type.

Camp David personnel complained about SHRILLERY'S lesbo orgies.

I have not lived a spotless life either. But I do try and admit when I've blown it big instead of blowing the story up like the hot air balloon it is and then pretending it's solid gold patriotism! SHEESH! TRAITOROUS IDIOT.

Trouble is, he thinks the rest of us are so much idiots like him that we'll be fooled. And too many sheeple are!


32 posted on 08/19/2004 11:35:42 PM PDT by Quix (PRAYER WARRIORS, DO YOUR STUFF! LIVES AND NATIONS DEPEND ON IT)
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To: Pikamax

shays is a pussy


33 posted on 08/19/2004 11:36:35 PM PDT by The Wizard (DemonRATS: enemies of America)
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To: cabojoe

Great idea!


34 posted on 08/19/2004 11:38:35 PM PDT by gr8eman (Want me to show you a little trick to take your mind off that pain?)
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To: Pikamax
"I don't think the Swift Boat Veterans are helping the Republican cause," Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Conn., remarked on CNN Thursday.
Would it be okay if the Swift Boat Veterans are helping the American cause?
35 posted on 08/19/2004 11:42:53 PM PDT by philman_36
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""No publisher should want to be selling books with proven falsehoods in them, especially falsehoods that are meant to smear the military service of an American veteran," said Kerry campaign spokesman Chad Clanton."

Sorry, Chad baby. This is America. Want the books removed? Buy one and tell your friends to do likewise. That'll work.

36 posted on 08/19/2004 11:43:06 PM PDT by Eastbound
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To: Pikamax; GeronL

37 posted on 08/19/2004 11:44:49 PM PDT by ambrose (Kerry is endorsed by the Communist Party USA)
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To: gr8eman

I would pay 20 bucks to download it.


38 posted on 08/19/2004 11:47:40 PM PDT by cabojoe
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Well I think the solution would be for the swiftvets to just release the whole book on the internet...that would solve the distribution problem, and ensure that enough people could read it before the elections. I'd like to see the Kerry campaign try to sue the internet.

Excellent idea. But it should be put on the internet only after the back orders are filled.

39 posted on 08/19/2004 11:47:52 PM PDT by Dec31,1999 (www.protestwarrior.com)
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To: Dec31,1999

Which would be almost in November.


40 posted on 08/19/2004 11:49:55 PM PDT by cabojoe
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To: Bonaparte
he could silence them in one day by simply authorizing the release of his full military service record.

Exactly! Bring it on Kerry.

41 posted on 08/19/2004 11:49:57 PM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: Republican Wildcat
To be fair, he is a girly-man. It's only natural for him to look like he's about to cry.
42 posted on 08/19/2004 11:54:52 PM PDT by Rastus (Forget it, Moby! I'm voting for Bush!)
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To: P-Marlowe

Good point!


43 posted on 08/19/2004 11:55:29 PM PDT by Dec31,1999 (www.protestwarrior.com)
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To: Bonaparte
Just bend over, John, grab your ankles and squeeze the eyeballs real tight.
Your words reminded me of a different "Squeeze"
Keep it up. Squeeze harder. Some blood needs to leak from our eyeballs.
Do it. Squeeze, baby, squeeze.

44 posted on 08/19/2004 11:56:01 PM PDT by philman_36
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To: Bonaparte
Then to carry on with the general theme just jump right on over to The Clinton Soliloquies
45 posted on 08/20/2004 12:00:48 AM PDT by philman_36
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To: philman_36

LOL! That was one of Rockwell's better essays.


46 posted on 08/20/2004 12:00:53 AM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: philman_36
LOL, it's hard to beat the classics!

Say, speaking of guns, I wonder why the boys at Salon and the DNC didn't call for the removal of "Arming America" by that guy Bellesisles. That book had so many lies in it, Emory U. fired the tenured professor who wrote it. But not until a year or so went by and the book had reached market saturation.

47 posted on 08/20/2004 12:06:50 AM PDT by Bonaparte
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To: Bonaparte
That was one of Rockwell's better essays.
Rockwell didn't write that! It was posted at his site is all. It's at a couple of other sites as well.
48 posted on 08/20/2004 12:10:14 AM PDT by philman_36
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To: HarryCaul

Lets get Kerry's book with the upside down flag out there too!!!Wonder if anyone can get a copy???


49 posted on 08/20/2004 12:10:27 AM PDT by patriciamary
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To: Pikamax

What - millions more will read the book than will ever view the ad? I had no idea a wee book could change the course of history. John F*ckin' can't handle the truth and pointed questions. He's worried about all those lost votes. In his own phrase, "bring it on!!!"


50 posted on 08/20/2004 12:13:00 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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