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Dole Defends Swiftees in Call From Kerry
NewsMax.com ^ | 8/23/04 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 08/23/2004 2:03:39 PM PDT by kattracks

Presidential candidate John Kerry telephoned former Sen. Bob Dole Monday morning to complain about Dole's demand a day earlier that he apologize to Vietnam veterans for protesting the war, the one-time Republican presidential candidate revealed Monday afternoon.

"John Kerry called me this morning, which surprised me," Dole told radio host Sean Hannity. "He said he was very disappointed, we'd been friends. I said John, we're still friends, but [the Swiftvets] have first amendment rights, just as your people have first amendment rights.

Dole told Kerry, "I'm not trying to stir anything up, but I don't believe everyone of these people who have talked about what happened are Republican liars.

"And very frankly, Bush is my guy, and I'm tired of people on your side calling him everything from a coward to a traitor to everything - a deserter."

Dole said he urged Kerry, "Why don't you call George Bush today and say, 'Mr. President, let's stop all this stuff about the National Guard and Vietnam - and let's talk about the issues."

Dole said Kerry responded, "I haven't spent one dime attacking President Bush."

But the Republican war hero shot back, "You don't have to. You've got all the so-called mainstream media, plus you've got MoveOn.org. and all these other groups that have spent millions and millions of dollars trying to tarnish Bush's image."

"Don't tell me you don't know what some of these people are doing," he told Kerry.

"Everybody like quiet heroes," Dole added, saying he told Kerry, "John, everybody knows you were in Vietnam and the less you say about it, the better."

Dole said he tried to end the tense conversation cordially by telling Kerry, "I wish you good luck, up to a point."



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KEYWORDS: bobdole; dole; doleisright; kerry; swiftboatveterans
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To: kattracks
kerry: eight points to live by (and one tip for free):

1. Don't spit into the wind.

2. Don't bet it all on drawing that fourth ace.

3. Don't tug on Superman's cape.

4. Don't lie about or attempt to embelish your own sorry four month military record.

5. Don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger.

6. Don't demean, belittle, or berate your fellow veterans - tho what you did militarily was little better than a simple boot camp.

7. Don't give aide and comfort to the enemy - again!

And most important of all....

8. Don't mess around with a real war veteran.

Free tip: Loose the Missus!

151 posted on 08/23/2004 2:47:36 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason (Don't piss down my back and tell me it's rainin')
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To: Cboldt
Bush's comments about Kerry are not direct praise of Kerry. Bush doesn't say that HE is proud of Kerry's service. He said that KERRY -should be- (maybe he's not?) proud of his service. Damning faint praise on examination, but sounds great at first blush.

Exactly! His statement is just like his speech to Hitlery and TheBentOne, Impeached42, when their "portraits" were revealed at the White House. He didn't say much about the Clintons, but he found a very teeny tiny bit to praise, and said a lot of it. Bush even got ol' Sink Stainer laughing a lot.

152 posted on 08/23/2004 2:47:44 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: kattracks
"And very frankly, Bush is my guy, and I'm tired of people on your side calling him everything from a coward to a traitor to everything - a deserter."
WOW
153 posted on 08/23/2004 2:47:57 PM PDT by Libertina (The Democrat Party: Ah the freedom to lie, fund 527s, and ban books with media approval.)
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To: evad
Damn... I'd love to think this is true.. any other sources???

How about me. I heard it, too!

154 posted on 08/23/2004 2:49:21 PM PDT by CedarDave (Viet Nam Vet, USN Coastal Div. 13, Cat Lo, XO USCG patrol boat, 1968: No atrocities on my watch!)
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To: Shermy

"Dole said Kerry responded, "I haven't spent one dime attacking President Bush."
Delusional?


Yes in the same sense that he doesn't "own" an SUV...it merely belongs to the "family".


Keryy hasn't "spent one dime attacking President Bush" he's merely spent the DNC's money doing it.


155 posted on 08/23/2004 2:50:02 PM PDT by txradioguy (HOOAH!!!...Not Just A Word...A Way Of Life!)
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To: Howlin

I heard Dole retell the tale on Hannity this afternoon. It's real and it's accurately quoted.


156 posted on 08/23/2004 2:50:22 PM PDT by Petronski (Sometimes I'm just too damned cranky.)
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To: kattracks

This is the Dole I voted for in '96, as opposed to the one that ran.


157 posted on 08/23/2004 2:50:34 PM PDT by sharktrager (The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And the paving contractor lives in Chappaqua.)
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Another Operation Footbullet Moment for the junior Senator from Massachusetts.


158 posted on 08/23/2004 2:51:16 PM PDT by GretchenM (A country is a terrible thing to waste. Vote Republican.)
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To: kattracks

The next time the Vietnamby Pamby calls someone crying about the SBVFT ads-
will somebody ask Kerry when he's going to apologize to President Bush for calling him a deserter and AWOL ???


"Gore Defends Home Turf As Bush Concedes Mistakes"
AP- Nov 5, 2000

"The Nebraska senator( Bob Kerrey ) and Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, both wounded in Vietnam,
contended it's also a matter of character that Bush avoided duty oversees by joining the Texas Air National Guard."

"Those of us who were in the military wonder how it is that someone who is supposedly serving on active duty,
having taken that oath,
can miss a whole year of service without even explaining where it went," said Kerry. "

And this as reported by Carl Cameron 08/20/04 on Special Report :

" Kerry himself has repeatedly questioned the president's service,"

John Kerry on Good Morning America, April 26, 2004

" George Bush can't even answer whether or not he even showed up for duty in the National Guard."

Kerry however felt it was his right, while in Vietnam, to take off whenever he felt like it.

Page 74, " Unfit For Command "

".. Kerry developed a reputation for wandering off aimlessly."
" ..he simply diverted his boat into Saigon, ' to taste the storied capital,' without informing anyone that he had done so or where he was."

Page 75 Ibid.
Kerry explains his unauthorized foray into Saigon,( we felt like it ) complete with the lies they were going to tell if they were caught on the travel restricted river.

" We didn't have permission from the division or anyone else, but we felt that we deserved an irresponsible,personal moment, so we did it anyway."

No word on whether he got a special hat in Saigon.


159 posted on 08/23/2004 2:52:08 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue ( When the going gets tough-John Kerry gets going-far away)
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To: kattracks
THE GREATEST GENERATION !!!!!!

Thank you Bob Dole you are a GREAT AMERICAN.

Well said!!!!!

You ROCK!!!!!

God Bless You Sir!

160 posted on 08/23/2004 2:52:27 PM PDT by NordP (The terrorists aren’t bullies on a playground; they’re hard core, “24” TV, head-sawing TERRORISTS!)
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To: surrey

Sorry, all rubber rooms are already spoken for by Dean, Gore, McCaulliffe (sp., like I care), Kewwy, Mathews, Podesta, DeVine, Kucinich, well, you get the idea.
Instead, just go ahead and punch out the tv. I have.


161 posted on 08/23/2004 2:52:42 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: ottothedog

I disagree. Ackroyd's take was bitter, MacDonald's was more fun. And MacDonald is a Dole fan.


162 posted on 08/23/2004 2:55:22 PM PDT by Petronski (Sometimes I'm just too damned cranky.)
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To: kattracks

Wow! Go Bob Go!


163 posted on 08/23/2004 2:55:29 PM PDT by Reagan is King (The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: TheExploited
There must be something in the Viagra!

Even if Dole rips Kerry for 48 straight hours, he shouldn't go see a doctor!

164 posted on 08/23/2004 2:55:55 PM PDT by Typelouder
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To: jpsb
Bush did not condemn the swifties. He has said all along that these types of ads need to stop. It would be hypocritical of him to stop saying that now that it's his supporters who are winning the battle.

I am quite sure the swifties knew it was coming, and that it won't stop them.
165 posted on 08/23/2004 2:56:25 PM PDT by sharktrager (The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And the paving contractor lives in Chappaqua.)
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To: mwl1
Inside word is that GOP leadership has told all potential Republican guests to boycott the Chris Matthews show.

He never lets them talk anyway. Chrissie doesn't need any guests. He asks and answers all of his own questions.

166 posted on 08/23/2004 2:56:35 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (Proud to be a Reagan Republican)
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To: kattracks
Dole said Kerry responded, "I haven't spent one dime attacking President Bush."

Nov 5th, 2000 (Campaigning for VP Gore)
"Those of us who were in the military wonder how it is that someone who is supposedly serving on active duty...can miss a whole year of service without even explaining where it went." (Made as a character attack on then-Governor Bush)

Note: This man must HATE the digital age, where all of his speeches and comments are recorded for all the world to see... Maybe he will change his story to say that he was near Pittsburgh, but not actually IN Pittsburgh on election eve 2000, so he couldn't possibly have made these statements.

167 posted on 08/23/2004 2:57:36 PM PDT by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: mlbford2
Stick it to 'em.

Never say that to a man on Viagra.

168 posted on 08/23/2004 2:58:07 PM PDT by sharktrager (The road to hell is paved with good intentions. And the paving contractor lives in Chappaqua.)
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To: surrey
I thought his acceptance speech was pretty good, but that was the last of it. I remember him directly taking on the teachers unions and thought, here we go! [As an aside, I never quite understood---beyond the obvious---why the teachers unions supported BJ Klintoon when he ranted about third graders not being able to read. Seems to me that was a direct indictment of the teachers.]

Condolences on being in the same zip code as George Mitchell.

169 posted on 08/23/2004 3:00:55 PM PDT by Dahoser (Kerry & Edwards: A rich widow chaser and an ambulance chaser...making money the scam fashioned way.)
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To: jpsb
Kerry "should" be proud.......Everyone who serves "should" be proud.....It depends on the meaning of the word "should". If you ran away, lied, falsified information etc. etc. than you might feel very guilty; but your actions "should" have been something you would be proud of....I'd think the praise would make sKerry feel even guiltier.
170 posted on 08/23/2004 3:01:16 PM PDT by hoosiermama (prayers for all)
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To: Made in USA
I think it's time for Dubya to step up to the plate and back off from his 'honorable' statement about Kerry and start supporting Bob Dole and his description of Kerry. Don't go wobbly on us Dubya.

Dubya is playing this exactly right. Somethings go best unsaid.

171 posted on 08/23/2004 3:05:11 PM PDT by independentmind
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To: Cboldt

Besides, I'd imagine in Kerry's mind, the only attack that would fall under that category is an advertisement.

So, if interviewed, and an attack should slip out, and be re-run by the news media, why, not one dime was spent...

So, if speaking at a fundraiser, or a campaign stop, and an attack should spring forth, why, here again, not one dime was spent...

Typical lawyer speak. Not, "I haven't attacked the Pres.," nor, "I've only responded to attacks," no, instead it's "I've not SPENT ONE DIME."

Statement, I dub thee nuance, and bid thee begone!

IMHO, of course...


172 posted on 08/23/2004 3:09:12 PM PDT by Mr. Thorne ("But iron, cold iron, shall be master of them all..." Kipling)
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To: kattracks

Now that is the kind of response this pig needs to be hit in the face with. Nice going Bob.


173 posted on 08/23/2004 3:10:46 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The time is coming for all true Patriots to rise up and take back this Republic!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Mark Antony said Brutus was an honorable man, too. Everybody in the crowd knew better.

A brilliant observation!!

I think you've hit the nail on the head.

Honorable is as honorable does.

174 posted on 08/23/2004 3:13:20 PM PDT by Ole Okie (Kerry has "Write-Only Memory"!! Sear it all you want - it can't be read!)
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To: Made in USA

Not at all. Listen to Dole & Bush;
they're on seperate but parallel
tracks, & each does what their
current roles allow them to do.

Dole supports Bush, big time.

He'd say, "What knife in my back?"


175 posted on 08/23/2004 3:14:54 PM PDT by txrangerette
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To: All

Major Garrett just said on Special Report that the Kerry campaign is now admitting that Kerry's first PH may have come from an " unintentional self inflicted wound."


176 posted on 08/23/2004 3:15:30 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue ( When the going gets tough-John Kerry gets going-far away)
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To: jpsb

Wanna bet?

See #175


177 posted on 08/23/2004 3:17:44 PM PDT by txrangerette
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To: PhiKapMom
"Unbelieveable -- I didn't think Bob Dole had it in him"

Did you think he left his honor and courage on that hillside in Italy? I know you didn't mean it, but it's still a poor choice of words.

178 posted on 08/23/2004 3:17:47 PM PDT by xkaydet65 (" You have never tasted freedom my friend, else you would know, it is purchased not with gold, but w)
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To: kattracks
So sitzpinkler Kerry is now whining to Dole, too? This guy is a grade A wuss!
What crap about "spending a dime" attacking Bush. He's spending the megadollars of his minion 527's and reaping millions in free anti-Bush ink from the MSM. Then he slams Bush in speeches which get plenty of airplay.

Heaven help us if this Pinnochio gets elected.

179 posted on 08/23/2004 3:19:05 PM PDT by Sisku Hanne (Deprogramming the left, one truth at a time.)
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Anyone from Kentucky here.....You're needed over here.....http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1197669/posts?page=61

Seems MoveON is mailing materials out of Louisville possibly using the wrong branch/funds.....Legal beagles needed.....not that they're ever going to follow the law.


180 posted on 08/23/2004 3:20:21 PM PDT by hoosiermama (prayers for all)
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To: kattracks

John F. Kerry in Vietnam -- He fled, never bled, turned red, misled.

One thing is certain: Kerry will never have the confidence
of the troops who must fight the War on Terror.


181 posted on 08/23/2004 3:20:22 PM PDT by OESY
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

World War II
In 1942, Bob Dole joined the Army's Enlisted Reserve Corps to fight in World War II. He became a second lieutenant in the Army's 10th Mountain Division.

By April of 1945, he was fighting the Nazis in the hills of Italy where the action was fast paced. One of the platoon's radio men was hit. Bob Dole crawled out of his foxhole to help him, but it was too late.

Suddenly, while trying to assist the downed radio man, Dole was hit by Nazi machine gun fire in the upper right back and his right arm was so damaged that it was unrecognizable. Dole was immediately given morphine by an Army field medic to alleviate the pain, and his forehead was marked with an "M" in his own blood to alert medics. He was not expected to live.

Dole waited nine long hours on the Italian battlefield before he was finally taken to the Fifteenth Evacuation Hospital. After a brief stay in a field Army hospital in Italy, he was transported back to the United States and to Topeka's Winter General Army Hospital, where he continued his painful recovery and endured a kidney operation. Then, he was transferred to Percy Jones Army Medical Center in Michigan, where he survived his second brush with death -- blood clotting. He was a patient in that hospital along with Phillip A. Hart, whose name graces one of the U.S. Senate office buildings, where Bob Dole occupied an office.

Eventually, he returned to Percy Jones Army Medical Hospital for extensive therapy on his rebuilt arm. It took about three years and nine operations for Bob Dole to rehabilitate. He learned to strengthen his injured arm, and also had to learn how to write with his left hand, as the doctors could not rebuild the excessive damage done by the Nazi machine gun fire.

Bob Dole was twice decorated for heroic achievement, receiving two Purple Hearts for his injuries, and the Bronze Star Medal for his attempt to assist the downed radio man.


182 posted on 08/23/2004 3:20:26 PM PDT by Rome2000 (The ENEMY for Kerry!!!!!)
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To: kattracks

I'll say it again, Dole's the best danged knife artist in DC. :)


183 posted on 08/23/2004 3:20:47 PM PDT by Graymatter (Bring it on, from Democratic "cut it out, waaaaaah")
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To: Wild Irish Rogue

Woo HOO! Another home run for truth!


184 posted on 08/23/2004 3:21:47 PM PDT by hoosiermama (prayers for all)
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To: kattracks

Gee, can't wait for the 5:00 news!
ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, all will surely lead w this story!......oh, well...., perhaps in December.


185 posted on 08/23/2004 3:21:47 PM PDT by G Larry (Support John Thune!)
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To: EdReform; Alamo-Girl; onyx; ALOHA RONNIE; SpookBrat; Republican Wildcat; Howlin; dixiechick2000; ...
Great article! Thanks for the ping, EdReform!

Dole Defends Swiftees in Call From Kerry

Excerpt:

Dole told Kerry, "I'm not trying to stir anything up, but I don't believe everyone of these people who have talked about what happened are Republican liars.

"And very frankly, Bush is my guy, and I'm tired of people on your side calling him everything from a coward to a traitor to everything - a deserter."

Dole said he urged Kerry, "Why don't you call George Bush today and say, 'Mr. President, let's stop all this stuff about the National Guard and Vietnam - and let's talk about the issues."

Dole said Kerry responded, "I haven't spent one dime attacking President Bush."

But the Republican war hero shot back, "You don't have to. You've got all the so-called mainstream media, plus you've got MoveOn.org. and all these other groups that have spent millions and millions of dollars trying to tarnish Bush's image."

"Don't tell me you don't know what some of these people are doing," he told Kerry.


Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my General Interest ping list!. . .don't be shy.


186 posted on 08/23/2004 3:21:54 PM PDT by MeekOneGOP (There is only one GOOD 'RAT: one that has been voted OUT of POWER !! Straight ticket GOP!)
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To: saveliberty

I remember that! It was great.


187 posted on 08/23/2004 3:22:48 PM PDT by 1L
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To: BibChr; Caleb1411; The Big Econ
Dang! The Bobster's pretty hot these days!

After Kerry loses the election, the Bobster can spend some time teaching him about war-hero humility.

188 posted on 08/23/2004 3:25:26 PM PDT by rhema
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To: kattracks
"Everybody like quiet heroes,"

Well said Bob! Thank you!

189 posted on 08/23/2004 3:27:08 PM PDT by areafiftyone (Democrats = the hamster is dead but the wheel is still spinning)
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To: rmgatto
He switched to Cialis, so now he can strike when the time is right.

I believe the phrase is Strike while the iron is hot.

Even more appropriate in light of the Cialis reference.

190 posted on 08/23/2004 3:31:41 PM PDT by boojumsnark (Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: Wild Irish Rogue
"Major Garrett just said on Special Report that the Kerry campaign is now admitting that Kerry's first PH may have come from an " unintentional self inflicted wound."

WOW...this is series HUGH.....

....I thought the John F'n "flip-flop fop"ry was imploding....but the Swifties hit the fast forward switch.

191 posted on 08/23/2004 3:31:43 PM PDT by spokeshave (Traitor Kerry did for free what the POWs received torture for to avoid saying)
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To: Howlin
"I can't find this anywhere else; it's NewsMax and I'm leery.

Bob Dole was on Sean Hannity's show and he said the same thing and more. He sounds great!

192 posted on 08/23/2004 3:32:20 PM PDT by BobS
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To: spokeshave

John F'n "flip-flop fop"ry = John F'n "flip-flop fop" Kerry


193 posted on 08/23/2004 3:34:01 PM PDT by spokeshave (Traitor Kerry did for free what the POWs received torture for to avoid saying)
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To: kattracks

Bob "WHERE'S THE OUTRAGE" Dole gets his revenge!


194 posted on 08/23/2004 3:35:36 PM PDT by Hildy (John Edwards is to Dick Cheney what Potsie was to the Fonz.)
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To: jpsb

Bush hasn't saved Kerry at all.

Just watch, TROLL.

Kerry's own story of his service
IS honorable; it's others' stories
contradicting Kerry that make it
look dishonorable.

Hee hee hee...Bush, dummy that he
is, don't know nuttin' more 'bout
Kerry's service than what Kerry
claims.

Meanwhile, Dole & the Swifties &
BOMBSHELLS incoming are gonna
bury Kerry under an avalanche!!!

ROTFLMHO!


195 posted on 08/23/2004 3:36:03 PM PDT by txrangerette
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To: claudiustg

You must have had the "Companion to Cicero" book too?


196 posted on 08/23/2004 3:38:05 PM PDT by Stashiu ( Yeah, I am a Vietnam Vet, not a War Criminal.)
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To: spokeshave

" "Major Garrett just said on Special Report that the Kerry campaign is now admitting that Kerry's first PH may have come from an " unintentional self inflicted wound."

But, Jake Tapper on World News Tonight, just interviewed Patrick Runyon from Kerry's swift boat-who swears that Kerry was hit by enemy fire, thus deserving his first PH.

However, in the Michael Kranish Book- " The Official Biography etc.etc."

Page 72
" Zaladonis and Runyon both said they were too busy to notice how Kerry was hit."

"Unfit For Command "- Page 35

Runyon- " I can't say for sure one way or the other." ( how Kerry got wounded )
"I know he did get nicked, a scrape on the arm."
" In a seperate conversation, Runyon related that he never knew Kerry was wounded."

ABC reports that that John Kerry says he does not have to refute the charges by the SBVFT,
because " Pentagon records and eyewitnesses support Kerry's version."


197 posted on 08/23/2004 3:49:47 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue ( When the going gets tough-John Kerry gets going-far away)
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To: xkaydet65

I meant what I said -- he didn't sound like this one time in the 1996 campaign and after Clinton left office he and Clinton were on TV together and he had nothing but good to say about Clinton. Comparing what I said to taking a swipe at his military record is ludicrous. You must have a new screen name because I swear you have done the same thing to me before. Hope you enjoy yourself because I am not apologizing and not changing what I said!

Unlike some people, I respect what someone has done to defend this nation, but that doesn't give them a free pass from criticism for the rest of their life. I don't believe I said anything wrong -- ask a good number of Republicans what they thought of Bob Dole in 1996 and what they thought of him with Clinton after Bush was elected and they will give you the same answer. Not to mention some of his appointments of Chairman while head of the Senate.

I could say -- what took him so long to go after Kerry when he felt this way?


198 posted on 08/23/2004 3:56:06 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (AOII Mom -- Oklahoma is Reagan Country and now Bush Country -- Win Another One for the Gipper!)
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To: kattracks
"John Kerry called me this morning, which surprised me," Dole told radio host Sean Hannity.

Called the opposite side to COMPLAIN???? This is beyond weird. It is downright STRANGE behavior for a grown man, especially one seeking the position of POTUS. It is surprisingly immature, gossipy, and GOOFY. Kerry is a loose screw.

199 posted on 08/23/2004 4:00:08 PM PDT by exhaustedmomma (Kerry is just plain GOOFY!!)
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To: TheExploited; MeekOneGOP; devolve; potlatch; Reaganwuzthebest; Reagan Man; JohnHuang2; Mia T; ...
I never for one split second have ever stopped admiring and respecting Bob Dole - ping.

""Everybody like quiet heroes."
But you - John Kerry are a . .
VIET CON



200 posted on 08/23/2004 4:10:06 PM PDT by Happy2BMe (JOHN KERRY is as much like the WORKING MAN as WHOOPIE GOLDBERG is to GEORGE W. BUSH! - Vote BUSH!)
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