Skip to comments.KERRY BLAME GAME
Posted on 09/05/2004 11:40:25 PM PDT by Former Military Chick
September 6, 2004 -- WASHINGTON The long knives are out for Democrat John Kerry's campaign manager, Mary Beth Cahill, as infighting rages while his slumping campaign struggles to come back against President Bush. "You'd think they could find a man to throw overboard one of these days," zinged Republican strategist Mary Matalin, a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney on NBC's "Meet the Press."
She said Democrats blamed 1988 loser Michael Dukakis' stumbles on campaign manager Susan Estrich and Al Gore's 2000 fumbles on campaign chief Donna Brazile, and "now they're trying to blame poor Mary Beth Cahill" for Kerry's missteps.
Cahill was fingered as the chief scapegoat in a leak to Newsweek magazine, which claimed a "furious" Kerry railed at her for failing to answer attacks on his Vietnam record.
For days, "Kerry ripped into Cahill" over TV ad attacks from anti-Kerry Vietnam vets, and then he "screamed" for someone to call old pal Thomas Vallely, who'd helped defend him before, Newsweek said.
Asked yesterday if Kerry waited too long to hit back, Cahill told CBS, "We answered it on our own time."
The infighting came as Time and Newsweek polls gave Bush an 11-point lead. Kerry aides concede Bush leads by at least 3 or 4 points.
Kerry took yesterday off instead of going on a Sunday TV show to jumpstart his campaign. He's done no interviews in more than a month, since the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth TV ads challenged his Vietnam and anti-war record.
Instead, to try to shift to offense, Kerry yesterday put out a statement suggesting a possible Bush cover-up of ties between the Saudi government and 9/11.
Bush spokesman Scott Stanzel called the claim "baseless" and suggested Kerry has hired Michael Moore as his "new foreign-policy adviser."
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Don't forget that mary (mrs. car-vile) matalin helped Bush I lose his re-election.
That's hilarious! The Dems are going into bizarro conspiracy-land and the Republicans are mocking them!
Life is good!
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Guess who's keeping silent as a WOMAN gets blamed? The same feminazis who accused President Bush of raping women by winning the last election, that's who. As you can see, NOW is willing to allow a woman to be thrown overboard in the interest of keeping abortion legal. That's right up there next to taking a BJ to keep the baby killing machine alive and kicking.
Uh, eh Kerry, answer the attacks yourself. It's your record. Sign Form 180.
Check out the John F. Kerry Timeline.
Anybody have a link to that "statement"?
ABC News aired the story like it was gospel truth.
Sounds sorta like cocaine speaking.
"...to try to shift to offense, Kerry yesterday put out a statement suggesting a possible Bush cover-up of ties between the Saudi government and 9/11."
Perhaps cut with a little acid?
Mary Matalin does not have a major position in the Bush Campaign. She works for Dick Cheney.
Its the candidate, stupid. And I said, it sounds like Kerry's imbibed too much Michael Moore.
I am looking about, but, he probably got the idea from this article ...http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1207883/posts.
Funny stuff. Like trying to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic. Also, who pretends that NOW represents women. They went after various Clinton accusers and then stood by their man. How many women accused Clinton of sexually inappropriate behavior? Lewinsky, Jones, Willets, Flowers, and I forget who else.
Maybe the Navy investigation of his medals will jumpstart his campaign.
It's been part of him for going on 40 years.
I'm seeking the statement allegedly made by Kerry.
She is, however, quoted in the article.
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