Skip to comments.Kerry Campaign Won't Fire MoveOn Staffer
Posted on 08/22/2004 5:42:49 AM PDT by kattracks
The Kerry campaign is gloating this weekend over the resignation of Bush Cheney volunteer, former Vietnam War POW Ken Cordier, who's featured in the latest Swiftboat ad - saying it proves illegal coordination between the Swiftvets' 527 group and the official Bush campaign.
But Kerry has no plans to fire Zach Exley, a key campaign staffer who served as the organizing director for MoveOn.org throughout the presidential primaries. What's more, MoveOn, whose sole mission is to defeat President Bush in November, maintains that Exley is allowed to "communicate" with the 527 group even as he works for the Democratic nominee.
"Col. Cordier did not inform the campaign of his involvement in the advertisement," the Bush campaign said in a statement late Saturday. "Because of his involvement [in the ad] Col. Cordier will no longer participate as a volunteer for Bush-Cheney '04."
But there's no doubt that Kerry knew all about Exley's background when he hired him.
In April the Kerry for President Web site proudly announced: "Zach Exley joins the [Kerry] Internet team as Director of Online Communications and Online Organizing. He was previously the director of special projects for the MoveOn.org."
Exley claims he won't communicate with MoveOn until after the election, but when he teamed up with Kerry, MoveOn's executive director, Eli Pariser, acknowledged that Exley will be able to make use of "what he's got in his head."
And a statement issued by MoveOn when Exley signed on with team Kerry insisted, "federal election rules permit some forms of communication" between Exley and the liberal 527.
As for the ideas that Exley has "got in his head" and will now be sharing with the Kerry campaign, his past credits include a political parody site that portrayed Bush as a crack user.
Has anyone even heard the media remark on the connection between Kerry's campaign and moveon?
Hell no. And they won't.
Looky here. Can you say "hypocrisy?"
Once again, there is nothing to see here. Pay no attention to the democrat behind the curtain. He's only there to help you. The laws are just guidelines for the GOP to follow. Democrats are exempt.
I'm sure they will.....any day now. < /sarcasm >
And this is surprising how?
You gotta give the Rats credit, they can say and to the most amazing things with a straight face. I hope the Bush folks don't say a word about this. Right now the Dems are going berserk over the SwiftBoat Vets and we definitely should not change the subject.
Moveon Staffer told to Kerry on.
John McCain. Calling John McCain. Your 'prize' is burning and sinking fast.
Is there anything that WE (I mean the "little people" ... like us common folk) can do to MAKE the ABCCBSNBCCNNPMSNBC notice this and report it? Perhaps if the White House were to mention -- again and again in connection with this issue -- the fact that a paid Kerry Campaign staffer had worked for, and still has ties with, moveon.org? Perhaps THAT would force the networks to report it?
Can we say "criminal", under McCain-Feingold? Because if we can, shouldn't we put someone behind bars or fine the snot out of them? Or are we trusting the courts too much here?
It's not enough that Republicans have to avoid an appearance of impropriety. It's necessary that we demand that no one is above the law, no matter how stupid we may feel that the law is.
They'll start eating one another alive, like the starving RATS they are.
No, but I heard about the Bush staffer who left after they found out his connection, first thing this morning.
"But there's no doubt that Kerry knew all about Exley's background when he hired him."
LOL, I have the distinct impression that Kerry doesn't have a clue what's going on in his campaign.
I just sent the News Max link of this article to Fox & Friends. Maybe one of them will discuss it, but probably not.
Pubbies just continue to let the evil Donkey machine ride roughshod over them. Any organization that comes out to defend them (Republicans)in any way that offends the left then receives a healthy dose of friendly fire.
Welcome to the Bizarro world.
Good luck trying to get compliance from a RAT. They think the laws don't apply to them.
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