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Probably One of the Most Vicious Anti-Bush Letters You'll Ever Read
Lewiston Sun-Journal ^ | May 12, 2003 | Paul Macri

Posted on 05/12/2003 1:43:25 PM PDT by bogeybob

Hail to the great hyprocrite

Paul F. Macri, Auburn, Maine

President Bush is a great American, a great American hypocrite, that is.

My stomach turned last Thursday night as Bush’s jet landed on the USS Abraham Lincoln and America saw him in a flight suit for the first time since he went AWOL from the Texas National Guard more than 30 years ago.

Don’t those cheering sailors — who truly are brave and did serve their country — know that Dubya conveniently sat out the Vietnam War, not as a protester or Rhodes Scholar, but with a rich boy’s “in” to the National Guard? And he couldn’t even hack that for the length of his sign-up, so he went AWOL his last year to run a Republican campaign in Alabama.

He was never punished, as a regular soldier would have been, and even got an “honorable” discharge.

Karl Rove knows that you can’t lose by underestimating the intelligence of the American voter, so I’m sure we’ll be seeing these pictures soon in campaign ads.

Bush was “unelected” in 2000. Shame on him.

If he’s “unelected” again in 2004, shame on us for having an economic, political and class double standard.

All is forgiven if you went to Yale and then pretended that you were in the military — if your father is a rich Republican and former president of the United States.

Beware being a smart boy from Tennessee who went to Vietnam or a Rhodes Scholar (a true intellectual achievement) from Arkansas. Oh, and also a Democrat.


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Playing the 'class card' really hard.
1 posted on 05/12/2003 1:43:25 PM PDT by bogeybob
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To: bogeybob
Paul's boyfriend must have dumped him....
2 posted on 05/12/2003 1:46:29 PM PDT by clintonh8r (You can have no better friend and no worse enemy than a U.S. Marine.)
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To: bogeybob; Scenic Sounds; gcruse
Okay, everybody, on the count of three: "Whine!"
3 posted on 05/12/2003 1:46:41 PM PDT by Cathryn Crawford (Bush helps those who help themselves.)
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To: bogeybob
This isn't so bad as Bush haters go. These are all the standard talking points from DU and the like. Ignore them and they'll turn back into mice soon enough.
4 posted on 05/12/2003 1:47:29 PM PDT by Sender
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To: bogeybob
The Democrats still can't get over the fact they lost the mid-term elections and they're still mewling like babies. Oh with a mindset like this, 2004 is a cakewalk. I pray they don't wake up.
5 posted on 05/12/2003 1:47:33 PM PDT by goldstategop ( In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Cathryn Crawford


6 posted on 05/12/2003 1:48:03 PM PDT by abnegation (Byrd is NOT an institution, but he should be in one.)
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To: bogeybob
Beware being a smart boy from Tennessee who went to Vietnam

Yeah, with 6 BODY GUARDS provided by his segregationist senator father. The SAME smart boy who reveled in the defeat of the military vote. Does a man proud, don't it?

7 posted on 05/12/2003 1:48:55 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I will defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: bogeybob
More Shrillery from the Left.

And yet they think this helps them.

It ain't the message, folks, it's the messenger. Americans ain't listenin'.
8 posted on 05/12/2003 1:49:24 PM PDT by mabelkitty
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To: All

9 posted on 05/12/2003 1:49:46 PM PDT by Spruce
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To: Sender
Ignore them and they'll turn back into mice soon enough.

Man I hope not. Keeping the left talking is the best campaign strategy the White House could ever devise. Cheapest too.

10 posted on 05/12/2003 1:50:13 PM PDT by asformeandformyhouse
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To: clintonh8r

11 posted on 05/12/2003 1:50:28 PM PDT by areafiftyone (The U.N. needs a good Flush!)
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To: bogeybob
Anybody got a phone number or email address of the author??
12 posted on 05/12/2003 1:50:49 PM PDT by crazykatz
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To: bogeybob
Lemming Paul F. Macri, Auburn, Maine
follows the party line memos, hook line and sinker.
Paul will also be awarded the coveted Party Loyalist Lemming Marcher Award.
13 posted on 05/12/2003 1:51:23 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: bogeybob
The Dems played in a fixed game for over 30 years. They are now acting like bullies who have to face the crowd alone....

The strength of the conservative cause has resulted in a victory in thier 30 year uphill struggle. Strengthened by the struggle and now holding the high ground all the Dems can do is bluster. Where the Republicans shock and awe the Dems bluff and whine.

14 posted on 05/12/2003 1:53:30 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: bogeybob
Either the Republicans are brilliant or the Democrats are unbelievably stupid.
15 posted on 05/12/2003 1:53:33 PM PDT by tkathy
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To: abnegation
Nice one. I love listening to them bitch. It shows the fear that they feel. What a lovely feeling.
16 posted on 05/12/2003 1:58:07 PM PDT by Cathryn Crawford (Bush helps those who help themselves.)
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To: crazykatz
Anybody got a phone number

It's listed on switchboard.com.

17 posted on 05/12/2003 1:58:08 PM PDT by jackbill
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To: bogeybob
I kind of actually enjoy what seems to be happening to the opposition. The rest of the country has moved on while this nasal whining 15% of the nation is bound and determined to stay put in 2000. I think this is great news for the Republicans for 2004. While the President and other candidates will be talking about substantial issues, these losers will continue to whine about last year's World Series. By whining over 2000 they are implictly accusing all of us of living under an unsound system. We do not want to hear that, because it ain't true. Just like the embedded reports from Iraq put the lie to the editorially filtered news of the major networks, this country simply has not self-destructed because of the 2000 elections. We're just fine. The plan (of our forefathers) worked just fine.

And even if you don't like Bush, most people are willing to let the game play out. These pathetic creatures are creating more converts by their behavior than our side could do with $100M of evil soft corporate money. They just do not get it, and I for one hope they never do. Keep up the good work, you beautiful whining whimps!
18 posted on 05/12/2003 1:58:34 PM PDT by sleepy_hollow
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To: bogeybob
so he went AWOL his last year to run a Republican campaign in Alabama.

According to Tony Snow, Bush was never AWOL. His unit never saw combat. This is a typical falsity the libs like to spread.

19 posted on 05/12/2003 1:58:53 PM PDT by paltz
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To: bogeybob
"Beware being a smart boy from Tennessee who went to Vietnam"

I do believe that Al failed law school and divinity school. He failed God. How much worse can it get than that? And Bill Clintion, did he not dodge the draft. He left those facts out.

20 posted on 05/12/2003 1:58:55 PM PDT by NC Conservative
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To: tkathy
Either the Republicans are brilliant or the Democrats are unbelievably stupid.

Before too much gloat, consider Estrada, Owens, Pickering and roughly half (or less)of the President's desired tax cut. No, the Democrats aren't completely stupid since they can control the Senate with only 41 members, nor is the Republican majority particularly brilliant since they don't know they are now the majority party in the Senate.
21 posted on 05/12/2003 1:59:27 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: bogeybob
Paul:

You are absolutely right. The deck is stacked, the Republicans are cheaters, and you have no hope whatsoever.

Don't bother to vote in 2004; it's a waste of time.

Resistance is Futile!!

My advice to you is to move North. You are very close to Quebec; you'll be much happier there.
22 posted on 05/12/2003 1:59:33 PM PDT by You Dirty Rats
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To: bogeybob
Pretty funny. Views as honorable excuses during Vietnam 1) protesting against America overseas 2) Being a "Rhodes Scholar." Only in the liberal mind does that trump being a jet fighter pilot in the National Guard.
23 posted on 05/12/2003 1:59:54 PM PDT by Williams
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To: bogeybob
Beware being a smart boy from Tennessee who went to Vietnam

Is he talking about the Dumbass senator's son who failed out of law school, divinity school, and later had a bodyguard during his "NAM" days?

24 posted on 05/12/2003 2:01:01 PM PDT by paltz
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To: bogeybob
If he’s “unelected” again in 2004,

Don't worry Paul baby. It'll be a landslide. Leaving little room for doubt that the right man won in 2000. Then what will you say?

25 posted on 05/12/2003 2:01:19 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ()
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To: bogeybob
Paul F. Macri, member of the Maine Bar Association, and former assistant Attorney General for the State of Maine:

Here's his cached profile page fromBerman Simmons Law Firm

Interesting, perhaps we should do a donor search. I think we might find he has been active in the Democrat Party regarding donations...

26 posted on 05/12/2003 2:01:26 PM PDT by dandelion
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To: bogeybob
Karl Rove knows that you can’t lose by underestimating the intelligence of the American voter

Well at least the writer isn't an elitist or anything.

27 posted on 05/12/2003 2:01:47 PM PDT by wideawake (Support our troops and their Commander-in-Chief)
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To: bogeybob
Is the reporter French?
28 posted on 05/12/2003 2:02:21 PM PDT by SkyPilot (CNN- the "Al Jazeera" of the West)
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To: TomGuy
The tax cut is in trouble because of the RINOs Snowe and (from my home state, sad to say) Voinovich. There isn't a majority of Senators who agree with Bush on this.

And as far as the judicial nominations go, the 'Rats aren't controlling the Senate; they are blocking action for the moment. It's not over yet.
29 posted on 05/12/2003 2:02:53 PM PDT by You Dirty Rats
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To: bogeybob
I'd like to know if this guy ever served in the military or National Guard.
30 posted on 05/12/2003 2:03:42 PM PDT by swaimh (Do your damndest in an ostentatious manner all the time -General George S. Patton)
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To: bogeybob
Dubya conveniently sat out the Vietnam War, not as a protester or Rhodes Scholar, but with a rich boy’s “in” to the National Guard? And he couldn’t even hack that for the length of his sign-up, so he went AWOL his last year to run a Republican campaign in Alabama. He was never punished, as a regular soldier would have been, and even got an “honorable” discharge.

What is the story on this? Does anybody know the facts?

31 posted on 05/12/2003 2:03:47 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
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To: bogeybob
a Rhodes Scholar (a true intellectual achievement) from Arkansas.

Well, this is all we need to know that the writer is a complete and utter moron. With respect to the Rhodes Scholarship, Slick Willie stands to "true intellectual achievement" as Chelsea does to virtually everyone else who has been hired by that firm that recently took her on. Each position was a measure, not of intellectual stature, but of political connections.
32 posted on 05/12/2003 2:03:59 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: bogeybob
I don't hear the Rats complaining about Kennedy and Mayor Daly stealing the 1960 Presidential election. They never deny that they did. They think it's OK, because like their hard-core Marxist brethren they follow the idea that the end justifies the means. "By any means necessary!" is the Marxist slogan that they live by.
33 posted on 05/12/2003 2:06:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY (((Resist the Leftist Media Brainwashing Machine)))
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To: my_pointy_head_is_sharp
What is the story on this? Does anybody know the facts?

It is a lie that has been circulated widely on the internet by the DU.

34 posted on 05/12/2003 2:07:01 PM PDT by VRWCmember
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To: bogeybob
Beware being a smart boy from Tennessee who went to Vietnam or a Rhodes Scholar (a true intellectual achievement) from Arkansas. Oh, and also a Democrat.

Smart by whose reckoning? He went to Vietnam as a JOURNALIST! A Rhodes Scholarship may be a true intellectual achievement if you're a leftist; I'm not sure that it's one in general. And as far as Democrat goes, that's usually enough reason right there for me not to vote for him!

35 posted on 05/12/2003 2:07:06 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (You believe that happy crappy? Don't tell me; I'll tell you!)
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To: bogeybob
Lewiston Sun-Journal....Lewiston...isn't that now known as New Somalia?
36 posted on 05/12/2003 2:07:48 PM PDT by Consort
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Hmmmm another interesting thing - the home page at Berman Simmons lists him as "Paul A. Macri", but his New Profile Page lists him as "Paul F. Macri". That's a little strange...
37 posted on 05/12/2003 2:08:55 PM PDT by dandelion
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To: paltz
I heard Tony Snow yesterday saying, with a little self satisfied chuckle, that those who say that Bush went AWOL are "...mistaken."

The way he said it was as if he had said "...idiots!"

I love Tony Snow!
38 posted on 05/12/2003 2:10:49 PM PDT by Cathryn Crawford (Bush helps those who help themselves.)
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To: Consort
I thought you guys would enjoy this letter. We see a ton of liberal hogwash in the Maine press, but this one was particulary nasty.

The Somali thing has pretty much blown over around here. From reports, many have bailed out to greener pastures.

39 posted on 05/12/2003 2:11:44 PM PDT by bogeybob
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To: bogeybob

Somehow, I don't think the flabby chinned barrator ever served his country in any capasity.

40 posted on 05/12/2003 2:11:52 PM PDT by Leisler (Scots/Irish book thieves are the worst. But Greeks, Oh My God!)
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To: bogeybob
The AWOL conspiracy theory that fringe leftists advance makes me laugh. It's more ridiculous and baseless than any off the bizarre stories I heard the Right say about Clinton. Bush was a fighter pilot; in contrast, the closest these leftist fruitcakes ever got to that is when they fly passenger and shriek whenever there's mild turbulence.
41 posted on 05/12/2003 2:13:33 PM PDT by jagrmeister
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To: Puppage
"Beware being a smart boy from Tennessee who went to Vietnam" Did he ever complete anything that he started? He got out of the Army to go to divinity school after serving less that the 2 years and making E-5 in 11 months. I guess he got that quick promotion because he was such a great reporter for his unit's mimeographed newspaper? The divinity school got him home and out of the service. And they can only talk about Bush's missing training assemblies. I bet Gore had real "smart" grades in school too! I don't by Al Gore's smartness as being academic smart. He grew up with political savy thanks to Poppa and went in on his father's coat tails. Oh heck, I'm to blame for all of this mess, I voted for Perot. But then again, I couldn't see Quale in 2004 anyway.
42 posted on 05/12/2003 2:13:56 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft
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To: bogeybob
Whine is right. What's really amazing is people ignore the fact that many air guard units were called up during the Vietnam "war," and Bush could have been in one of those units but happened to not be, which is hardly draft-dodging. The navy reserve units that I worked with acquited themselves well in Vietnam, as did, I'm sure, the air guard. Whine!
43 posted on 05/12/2003 2:14:37 PM PDT by Ace's Dad
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To: Puppage
The same boy that flunked out of law school and dropped out of divinity school. World class achiever that boy!

And the other "Rhodes Scholar"? Doesn't one have to actually FINISH the program to be touted as such, not asked to leave Oxford because of a date-rape incident? World class achiever that boy!

Neither Wonder Kids ever had to meet a payroll or actually WORK for a living.
44 posted on 05/12/2003 2:15:42 PM PDT by samanella
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To: bogeybob
I have read editorials that are more critical of the president than that. Democrat's underground website makes that look like a compliment.
45 posted on 05/12/2003 2:16:01 PM PDT by MeSpikeLibs
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To: bogeybob
One was a Rhodes Scholar, one was a REALLY smart boy from TenneDC and one was an baffoon. Guess which one has the graduate degree from Haaaavard and which ones got thrown out of grad school??

Pray for GW and Our Troops

46 posted on 05/12/2003 2:16:19 PM PDT by bray (Old Glory Means Freedom)
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To: VRWCmember; my_pointy_head_is_sharp
The Real Military Record of George W. Bush: Not Heroic, but Not AWOL, Either
47 posted on 05/12/2003 2:17:19 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: paltz
According to Tony Snow, Bush was never AWOL. His unit never saw combat. This is a typical falsity the libs like to spread.

I believe there is documentation online that proves Bush was AWOL. His unit may never have seen combat, but he was called up.

He was never punished, as a regular soldier would have been, and even got an “honorable” discharge.

This is the gulf between the wealthy and powerful and the average American citizen. It's a fault of Democrats (like the one from Tennessee) and Republicans. I don't think damning details like this should be swept under the rug. I was actually stunned to see Bush do the flight suit photo op, as all the dirt from his past will soon be dragged out.
48 posted on 05/12/2003 2:17:25 PM PDT by Egregious Philbin
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To: bogeybob
Bush was “unelected” in 2000. Shame on him.

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I dislike the Bushs. However, according to the United States Constitution Bush was elected in 2000.

49 posted on 05/12/2003 2:17:36 PM PDT by RLK
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To: bogeybob

50 posted on 05/12/2003 2:17:54 PM PDT by cgk (Sponge Bob is not a contraceptive.)
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