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  • Email from Max Cleland

    10/10/2008 9:07:34 AM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 25 replies · 641+ views
    email | 10/06/08 | Max Cleland
    Dear "Past Your Eyes", Torture, cronyism, abuse of power, flagrant disregard for our Constitution, and now what could be the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. These are just some of the reasons why we need to change course right now. Our proud Democratic candidates are out there fighting to help us create that change come November 4th. But, I know all too well what can happen when Karl Rove smear and fear tactics are used against Democrats working for change. They did it to me in 2002. Now I'm fighting to make sure they don't get away with...
  • Cleland-Chambliss Rematch Might Be Dems' Strongest Hope

    10/26/2007 6:06:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies · 150+ views
    Insider Advantage ^ | October 26, 2007
    An InsiderAdvantage / Majority Opinion survey conducted Oct. 24-25 of 400 registered voters in Georgia indicates that a rematch of U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss versus former Sen. Max Cleland, who lost to Chambliss in 2002, might be the Democratic Party’s strongest hope for reclaiming the Senate seat. The poll asked voters which candidate they favored if given a choice between Chambliss and Cleland. The results: Chambliss - 36 percent Cleland - 24 percent Undecided - 40 percent The survey showed some interesting numbers, said InsiderAdvantage CEO Matt Towery, noting that while white voters were decided at a rate of nearly...
  • Max Cleland add run by Saxby Chambliss

    10/02/2007 11:18:47 PM PDT · by airedale · 14 replies · 467+ views
    I got tired about hearing how bad this ad was and how unfair it was. Bill Clinton was wagging his finger again about it in defense of the General Betray Us ad so I decided to see if it's on line. YouTube had it and it's really not that bad. It doesn't question his patriotism at all nor does it compare Cleland to Bin Laden or Saddam Hussein. It did question his leadership and gave specific votes to back up his commitment to supporting the governments actions as opposed to what he was saying to voters. The YouTube link...
  • Cleland quits board of Murtha-linked charity

    09/19/2007 9:40:00 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies · 593+ views
    Johnstown Tribune-Democrat ^ | September 18, 2007 | Randy Griffith
    Former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, D-Ga., has withdrawn from the board of directors of a beleaguered Johnstown-based charity founded by a former top aide of Rep. John Murtha. Cleland, a triple amputee and Vietnam veteran, said he has stepped down from the board of the Pennsylvania Association for Individuals with Disabilities. “I’m not associated with PAID,” Cleland said Tuesday. “I am not interested in pursuing that relationship at all.” Murtha spokesman Matthew Mazonkey said Murtha would not comment on the situation. The news comes barely a month after Cleland and Carmen V. Scialabba, PAID founder and a former Murtha aide,...
  • Fla. man held after event for Edwards

    08/28/2007 5:36:28 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 43 replies · 1,244+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 28, 2007 | David Abel
    A 31-year-old Florida man was arrested over the weekend in connection with impersonating an aide to Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards at a Martha's Vineyard fund-raiser, police said. Secret Service agents assisted in questioning Michael Duga after he allegedly showed a police officer a badge and card that identified him as chief of staff to former senator Max Cleland, a Georgia Democrat, according to a report by the Chilmark Police Department. The identification card Duga presented had his photograph and name engraved on it, police said. Someone named Michael Duga did at one time serve as an aide for Cleland,...
  • The Fifth Column's Return to Iraq-Hate America Left meet with pro-Ba'athist members of parliament

    08/30/2006 7:14:21 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies · 1,792+ views ^ | August 30, 2006 | Ben Johnson
    Cindy Sheehan, Tom Hayden, and the Hate America Left meet with pro-Ba'athist members of the Iraqi parliament to discuss “peace.” TO FIND PEOPLE WHO HATE AMERICA AS MUCH AS THEY DO, the Fifth Column Left had to go halfway around the world to meet with Iraqi political leaders who call terrorism “honorable national resistance” and say foreign jihadists “are guaranteed Paradise” – and at least one of whom has ties to militia leader Muqtada al-Sadr. By the end of the trip, the American leftists would echo these sentiments. Somehow most of the media – occupied with interminable coverage of Hurricane...
  • Cleland won't challenge Chambliss for Senate in '08 (Fumbling idiot won't run)

    11/30/2006 2:39:08 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 31 replies · 797+ views ^ | 11/30/06 | BEN EVANS
    WASHINGTON - Former Georgia senator Max Cleland confirmed Thursday he will not seek a 2008 rematch against Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss, who won Cleland's seat in a bitter 2002 campaign. Cleland, a Democrat who lost three limbs in Vietnam and uses a wheelchair, had campaigned aggressively for other Democratic candidates this year, leading some to speculate that he might be preparing for a run of his own. Still angry over 2002 political ads criticizing Cleland's commitment to national security, many Democrats had hoped he would try to avenge the loss. But through a spokesman, Cleland told The Associated Press Thursday...
  • Vets on the campaign trail (liberal media fawns over vets when they are Dems)

    10/23/2006 7:57:46 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies · 567+ views
    Finger Lakes Times ^ | Monday, October 23, 2006 | By GINA MUSCATO
    When Eric Massa and a large contingent of veterans announced their campaigns for Congress earlier this year, award-winning filmmakers Brent and Craig Renaud took notice. Arkansas natives, the Renaud brothers were intrigued that the veterans - most with no prior political experience or aspirations - wanted to serve their country again. Not by going to war this time, but by going to Washington. "It was an interesting idea to us. There were so many veterans coming together, led by Massa, and they were basically coming together in opposition of the way the war [in Iraq] was being run," said Brent...
  • Murtha's playing Hotel Rally Wars in Johnstown, PA

    08/29/2006 6:56:43 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 27 replies · 815+ views ^ | 8/29/2006 | IPWGOP
    Murtha Hotel Wars in Johnstown, PA! Message from Vets for the Truth Boot Murtha: Congressman John Murtha is gearing up on all fronts. Not only has he got Max Cleland coming back to Johnstown to stage an Anti-War Rally the day before our Boot Murtha Rally (announced by Cleland on the HBO "Bill Maher Show" last Friday night)... But he's also laying siege to the hotel and motel rooms in Johnstown. Vets for the Truth's Boot Murtha Rally is set for Sunday, Oct. 1st at 2 p.m. Max Cleland's Anti-War Rally on behalf of Congressman Murtha has been set...
  • Cleland Treated for Trauma Disorder

    08/29/2006 4:04:25 AM PDT · by gr8eman · 107 replies · 1,943+ views
    Breitbart & AP ^ | August 28, 2006 | BEN EVANS
    Former Sen. Max Cleland, who has battled bouts of depression since losing an arm and both legs in Vietnam, is being treated for post- traumatic stress disorder. Cleland, who represented Georgia in the Senate from 1997 to 2003, said he believes the condition _ cases of which are increasing rapidly among Vietnam war veterans _ was in part triggered by the ongoing violence in Iraq. "I realize my symptoms are avoidance, not wanting to connect with anything dealing with the (Iraq) war, tremendous sadness over the casualties that are taken, a real identification with that. ... I've tried to disconnect...
  • Cleland Seeks Treatment For Depression

    08/28/2006 9:56:25 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 155 replies · 3,223+ views
    WSBTV ^ | August 28, 2006
    WASHINGTON -- As head of the Veteran's Administration under President Jimmy Carter, Vietnam veteran Max Cleland was involved in setting up VA Vet centers to help soldiers returning from war get counseling and readjust to life back home. Now Cleland has revealted that he's suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and getting help from those same counseling programs he helped create. Cleland, who lost three limbs in the war, said he didn't get much help for his own psychological wounds when he returned from battle. The former U.S. Senator from Georgia described his symptoms to Channel 2 Action News reporter...
  • Max Cleland plans pro-Murtha rally -- the day before VFTT's Boot Murtha Rally in Johnstown, PA

    08/26/2006 11:36:20 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 248 replies · 4,655+ views ^ | 8/26/2006 | IPWGOP
    WELCOME BACK, MAX!Max Cleland is coming back to Johnstown!! Former Sen. Max Cleland of Georgia is throwing a rally in Johnstown, PA for Rep. John Murtha -- the day before Vets for the Truth's Boot Murtha Rally.The news is highlighted in the following release from Murtha's re-election committee: [EXCERPT:]JOHNSTOWN, Pa., Aug. 25 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Murtha for Congress Committee said that former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland (D-Ga.) announced last night he's leading a large-scale effort among his veteran brothers to support U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), who is coming under attack from "radical right-wing forces in the...
  • Another Casualty of War? (Barf alert)

    08/21/2006 6:07:48 AM PDT · by Coop · 57 replies · 830+ views
    DFW Star-Telegram ^ | 8/20/06 | Jim Wright, former Speaker of the House
    [Poetry and flowery garbage edited out]...My point in reminding us of these lingering wounds of war that refuse to be healed is to ask that we take reasoned care to protect ourselves from the ultimate affliction of war -- that we should let it make us so insensitive to verbal venom that Americans begin, self-destructively, to hate and mistrust one another. That happened to us, tragically, in the bitterly prolonged Vietnam conflict. Americans mistrusted, protested, hated and insulted other Americans for simply disagreeing with them. [Coop note: Who did that, Jimmy?] Today, our self-appointed jihadist enemies could do the United...
  • Cleland to Murtha detractors: "We'll wring your necks like Chickens!"

    08/04/2006 8:19:15 AM PDT · by Psycmeistr · 54 replies · 960+ views
    Murtha Must Go!! ^ | 8/4/2006 | The Ohligarch
    Cleland, who flew in from his Georgia home yesterday for the event, offered a scathing rebuke of those who have questioned Murtha's patriotism. "We need to end the Swift Boat attacks against men like John Murtha and wring their necks like a chicken," Cleland said. "We're not going to let them swift-boat John Murtha." "Wring their necks like a chicken". That's not just rhetoric. That's a threat of violence. Does this man realize what he is saying? The opponents, though, insist they are not affiliated with the Swift Boat veterans. That's true, but it doesn't matter. I've seen up close...
  • Max Cleland to 'rescue' John Murtha from the big bad Vets For The Truth tomorrow am in PA

    08/02/2006 7:47:40 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 31 replies · 950+ views ^ | 8/2/2006 | IPWGOP
    Welcome, Max! VFTT/BootMurtha welcomes Max Cleland to Johnstown this Thursday am As previous announced, Vets For The Truth / Boot Murtha will hold a press conference Thursday morning in front of Congressman John Murtha's office in Johnstown, PA. We are pleased to see former Sen. Max Cleland and other cut-n-runners will be joining the event, per the Washington Observer-Reporter [LINK]:But before that press conference, former U.S. Sen. Max Cleland, who lost three limbs in Vietnam, will appear with Murtha, and two pro-Murtha veterans groups will take to the sidewalk in the same place to speak in support of Murtha,...
  • Democrats promote patriotism, national security (This should be "April Fools" joke, but isn't)

    04/01/2006 4:24:30 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 39 replies · 1,151+ views
    Grand Forks Herald ^ | April 1, 2006 | DAVE KOLPACK
    Democrats put their distinguished soldiers on stage at their state convention with messages of patriotism and a strong national defense. Four-star Gen. Wesley Clark and decorated Vietnam veteran Max Cleland, a former Georgia senator, told delegates Saturday that the administration has botched the war in Iraq and Democrats would be better at handling national security. "We're strong on defense. That's the message that I want people to hear," Clark said, during one of the few times he raised his voice during the keynote speech. "We've got to talk it up." Clark, who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2004, said the...
  • Kerry Visits Harvard Amid Some Protests

    03/13/2006 8:34:05 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 24 replies · 745+ views
    Harvard Crimson ^ | March 13, 2006 | CLAIRE M. GUEHENNO
    Anti-war protesters amassed at the Kennedy School of Government on Friday, when 2004 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass) spoke with former Senator Max Cleland and a group of veterans to a packed John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. While Kerry came to Harvard for the premiere of “Hidden Wounds,” a documentary on veterans of the war in Iraq suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the event took a political turn as several dozen protesters gathered together at 79 JFK Street. “Bush Lied. Kerry Complied. Bring the troops home now,” they chanted outside the Kennedy School. The protest was...
  • Cleland speaks on war at School of Law

    04/13/2005 7:50:13 AM PDT · by CFW · 51 replies · 773+ views
    The RedandBlack ^ | 4/13/05 | BRIAN McDEARMON
    Cleland speaks on war at School of Law By BRIAN McDEARMON Published , April 13, 2005, 06:00:01 AM EDT Former U.S. Senator Max Cleland spoke Tuesday afternoon against what he said was a concerted effort by Washington conservatives to subvert the country's judiciary system. The former senator spoke at the School of Law on the invitation of the University's chapter of the American Constitution Society. Confined to a wheelchair by a Vietnam War grenade attack that tore off his legs and right arm, the former Democratic senator entrusted the independence of America's courts to the 50 or so members in...
  • More Kerry email [Desperate is as desperate does--Max Cleland makes appearance]

    09/23/2004 11:54:59 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 20 replies · 925+ views
    John Kerry ^ | 9/23/04 | Tom Shea
    Dear XXX, Please join us in welcoming Sen. Max Cleland to Orlando on Friday, September 24. Mr. Cleland, a decorated Vietnam veteran and co-chair of the Kerry-Edwards campaign, will host a town hall meeting with veterans and other Floridians to discuss our national security and the Kerry-Edwards vision for a stronger America. Don't come alone -- forward this e-mail to your friends and family, and bring them along! Please RSVP by clicking here. WHEN: Friday, September 24 Doors open at 6:00 p.m. WHERE: University of Central Florida Student Union Hall, 3rd floor Cape Florida Ballroom Orlando, FL 32816 DETAILS: Please...

    09/21/2004 2:53:32 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 65 replies · 2,187+ views
    Now that a connection has been established between Bill Burkett, the CBS source in the forged documents story, and Kerry advisors Joe Lockhart and Max Cleland, the Democrat National Committee has gone into a furious, and some would say desperate, "spin" mode.DNC Chair Terry McAuliffe has even issued a statement all but accusing the Republicans of forging the anti-Bush memos themselves:“In today’s New York Post, Roger Stone, who became associated with political ‘dirty tricks’ while working for Nixon, refused to deny that he was the source the CBS documents. Will ...the White House admit today what they know about Mr....
  • Bill Burkett: Perp or Patsy? [Uhh... I'll go with #2]

    09/20/2004 9:07:10 AM PDT · by johnny7 · 18 replies · 1,027+ views
    Insight ^ | September 20, 2004 | By Adam Yoshida
    It's fairly clear to me that the media is about ready to name former Army National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Bill Burkett as the source of the forged memos in the "Danron Affair" and hope that things end there. CBS is, I'm quite sure, ready to pounce upon this line. They probably won't fire Dan Rather. Instead, they'll fire producer Mary Mapes (the apparent driving force behind the story) and then plead they were duped by a man who, it just happens, has spent time in mental institutions and can therefore be depicted as a crazy fraudster.However, it is equally clear...
  • Max Cleland's August 25th Texas Road Trip

    09/20/2004 5:31:42 PM PDT · by counterpunch · 75 replies · 4,004+ views
  • The Cleland Question

    09/20/2004 11:18:26 AM PDT · by Reo · 84 replies · 2,433+ views
    Self; Rush Limbaugh | Reo
    The name of Max Cleland, former senator and current Kerry partisan and surrogate, continues to surface in the ongoing CBS forgery scandel. He was consulted by the only identified (so far) source, Bill Burkett. Did Cleland contact CBS and encourage them to pay attention to Burkett's evidence and story? Is Cleland Rather's "unimpeachable source"? Is anyone beside Rush Limbaugh raising questions about Cleland's involvement? This could be a whole new area for blogger speculation and investigation. Does anybody out there have ideas for further pursuit?
  • Kenneth, did they come from Cleland? (Power Line blog: Where did the Rather "documents" come from?)

    09/20/2004 10:41:37 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 51 replies · 1,438+ views
    Power Line ^ | Sep. 20, 04 | Power Line Blog
    Rather and 60 Minutes stay resolutely behind the curve. The significant part of the statement--"I no longer have...confidence in these documents"--could and should have been said on September 9. They still can't bring themselves to admit what everyone knows, that the documents are fakes. And Rather's statement studiously avoids the only question that remains open: where did CBS get the forged documents? Specifically, did they come from the Kerry campaign? As we've noted, an email from Bill Burkett indicates that he gave materials to Max Cleland for use in the campaign. Those materials are presumably the forged documents. So Rather...

    09/20/2004 7:41:52 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 61 replies · 2,027+ views
    Neal Nuze ^ | 9/20/04 | Neal Boortz
    WAS SAD MAX THE PART OF THE PHONY DOCUMENTS SCAM? How long has it been now? Two weeks? Two weeks ---- and Dan Rather is still stonewalling. Even though CBS seems to be ready to admit that it was duped, Rather is holding fast. He still has not admitted that those documents he so proudly flourished on 60 Minutes II the week before last were fakes. Forgeries. Phonies. This past weekend CBS came up with a rather unusual twist. It was yet another glorious explanation of just why Dan Rather used those documents ... and how he was so terribly,...
  • Bill Burkett: Steering Committee, Van Os for Texas Democratic Chair 2002

    09/20/2004 12:52:51 AM PDT · by dandelion · 34 replies · 1,899+ views
    The Kerry Fairy ^ | 09/20/04 | Becki Snow
    According to the Associated Press, Bill Burkett is a broken man, a loose cannon seeking to share "the truth" about President Bush's military record. State and National Democrats, including Max Cleland (whom Burkett claims to have contacted), seem to know little about Burkett. But according to Bill Howell, Dallas County Chair for the Texas Democratic Party 1999-2002, Bill Burkett is not only connected to the Texas Democratic Party - he is a major player in the Texas Democratic Party. As first reported last night,, Bill Burkett is certainly well known within the Texas Democratic Party. Tonight, new documents reveal that...
  • Burkett Calls for 'Blood,' Says He Contacted Cleland

    09/19/2004 8:11:55 AM PDT · by · 39 replies · 2,282+ views has obtained every message typed by former National Guardsman Bill Burkett in the past year before Memogate on the the Yahoo Texas Democratic message groups. One of the lists is comprised of 62 messages and 43 Word pages. Fortunately, here they are easily searchable on the same HTML page and numbered. They are contained here and here. We provide some of the highlights from the TexasDemocrat2 group, but there are many, many more notable "red flags" that can be searched out. Rather's Memogate broke on Sep. 8. Message # 1 (Sep 4): I believe that Bush knows that there...
  • Ex-guardsman gave Bush records to Cleland

    09/18/2004 10:48:59 PM PDT · by ambrose · 50 replies · 1,381+ views
    Ex-guardsman gave Bush records to Cleland AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A retired Texas National Guard officer mentioned as a source of disputed documents on President Bush's service in the Guard said he passed along information to a former senator working with Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John Kerry's campaign. In an Aug. 21 e-mail to a list of Texas Democrats, Bill Burkett said after getting through "seven layers of bureaucratic kids" in the Kerry campaign, he talked with former Sen. Max Cleland, Georgia Democrat, about information that would counter criticism of Mr. Kerry's Vietnam War service.
  • A web of connections (Rather, CBS, Mapes, Cleland, Barnes, Burkett, Van Os, Kerry, McAuliffe)

    09/19/2004 11:57:03 AM PDT · by Cableguy · 74 replies · 2,358+ views
    [graphic similar to what NYT tried to do with Bush/Swift Boat connections]
  • Man Linked to Bush Memos Contacted Cleland

    09/19/2004 7:10:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies · 1,038+ views
    Yahoo ^ | September 19, 2004 | KELLEY SHANNON
    AUSTIN, Texas - A retired Texas National Guard official mentioned as a possible source for disputed documents about President Bush (news - web sites)'s service in the Guard said he passed along information to a former senator working with John Kerry (news - web sites)'s campaign Also, a White House official said Saturday that Bush has reviewed disputed documents that purport to show he refused orders to take a physical examination in 1972 and did not recall having seen them previously. The long-running story on Bush's Texas Air National Guard service took an unusual twist when CBS broadcast a report...
  • Ex-Guardsman: I Contacted Kerry Campaign

    09/18/2004 3:26:13 PM PDT · by CometBaby · 49 replies · 1,858+ views
    AUSTIN, Texas - A retired Texas National Guard official mentioned as a possible source for disputed documents about President Bush (news - web sites)'s service in the Guard said he passed along information to a former senator working with John Kerry (news - web sites)'s campaign. Also Saturday, a White House official said Bush has reviewed disputed documents that purport to show he refused orders to take a physical examination in 1972 and did not recall having seen them previously. The long-running story on Bush's Texas Air National Guard service took an unusual twist when CBS broadcast a report on...
  • Parallels Drawn Between CBS Memos, Texan's Postings

    09/18/2004 12:49:57 PM PDT · by CT CONSERVATIVE · 21 replies · 838+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/18/04 | Michael Dobbs
    Cleland confirmed that he had a two- or three-minute conversation by cell phone with a Texan named Burkett in mid-August while he was on a car ride. He remembers Burkett saying that he had "valuable" information about Bush, and asking what he should with it. "I told him to contact the [Kerry] campaign," Cleland said. "You get this information tens of times a day, and you don't know if it is legit or not."
  • Burkett Gave "Information" to Max Cleland; Cleland Told Him to "Contact the [Kerry] Campaign"

    09/18/2004 7:00:52 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 43 replies · 3,329+ views
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | Sept. 17, 2004 | Ace of Spades HQ
    Sorry for all of the sirens, but I think they're all pretty much deserved. Mark tips me to a not-so-shadowy link: In an Aug. 21 posting, Burkett referred to a conversation with former senator Max Cleland (D-Ga.) about the need to counteract Republican tactics: "I asked if they wanted to counterattack or ride this to ground and outlast it, not spending any money. He said counterattack. So I gave them the information to do it with. But none of them have called me back." Cleland confirmed that he had a two- or three-minute conversation by cellphone with a Texan named...
  • Will Draft Fears Sway Voters (msnBS)

    09/17/2004 9:31:01 PM PDT · by BoBToMatoE · 45 replies · 730+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9/17/2004 | By Tom Curry
    Elect George Bush, some Kerry surrogates said last week, and you or your children will be drafted to fight in Iraq. Inspiring fear in voters seems to be in political vogue this fall. (Cheney has since amended his comments to say he meant to argue that Bush has a more serious approach to deterring terrorists than does Kerry.)
  • Kerry's Human Props

    08/30/2004 7:38:52 AM PDT · by kattracks · 13 replies · 680+ views ^ | 8/30/04 | Steve Malzberg
    Last week John Kerry sent former Georgia Senator Max Cleland to Texas to deliver a letter to President Bush. And so once again Kerry has proven to me that he has not changed much over the years. In fact I believe that he is still the same reprehensible, self-serving, politically motivated, anti-war, anti-U.S. troop, exploitive opportunist that he was back in 1971. In a recent column for (Kerry's Flashback) I pointed to Kerry's testimony to the Senate back in April of that year, where he called our soldiers war criminals of the worst kind. I then fast forwarded 33...
  • The Democrats' Patriotism Problem

    08/29/2004 9:56:12 PM PDT · by ottothedog · 6 replies · 542+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | Monday, August 30, 2004 12:01 a.m. EDT | JAMES TARANTO
    Instead it has raised questions about his character. One veteran quoted in "Unfit for Command" puts the matter pungently: "In 1971-72, for almost 18 months, he stood before the television audiences and claimed that the 500,000 men and women in Vietnam, and in combat, were all villains--there were no heroes. In 2004, one hero from the Vietnam War has appeared, running for president of the United States and commander in chief. It just galls one to think about it."
  • Cleland Puts His Limb on the Line

    08/28/2004 3:41:10 PM PDT · by Dustin Hawkins · 5 replies · 249+ views
    Various ^ | 8-29-2004 | Dustin Hawkins
    With all the swagger of a triple amputee, former Senator Max Cleland rolled to President Bush’s Texas ranch to hand deliver a personal letter. The letter, signed by nine Senate Democrats, demanded that Bush condemn the vicious attacks on John Kerry by the Swift Boat Vets for Truth. On an August 13th taping of Larry King Live, President Bush said that "Senator Kerry is justifiably proud of his record in Vietnam and he should be,” and called Kerry’s service “noble.” In the same interview he denounced all 527’s against both him and Kerry and stated all of the ads should...
  • Text of Letter given to Max Cleland

    08/25/2004 10:45:41 AM PDT · by George Smiley · 121 replies · 5,714+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 25, 2004 | several honorable veterans
    Raw Data: Servicemen's Letter to Kerry Wednesday, August 25, 2004 August 25, 2004 Senator John Kerry 304 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Kerry, We are pleased to welcome your campaign representatives to Texas today. We honor all our veterans, all whom have worn the uniform and served our country. We also honor the military and National Guard troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan today. We are very proud of all of them and believe they deserve our full support. That's why so many veterans are troubled by your vote AGAINST funding for our troops in Iraq...
  • (Bombshell) DFU ASKS MAX CLELAND TO DELIVER SHOCKING LETTER: "I urge all of you to vote for Kerry!"

    08/27/2004 9:01:16 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 31 replies · 1,930+ views
    dfu letter to Max Cleland | 8-27-04 | dfu
    MEMORANDUM Attn: Max Cleland Sir: I understand that you have a new delivery service. Can you please deliver the following message in person for me? (begin text) TO: All of those eligible to vote FROM: Doug from Upland (California) John Kerry deserves your vote. He has proven himself worthy of it. He understands your needs and will not disappoint you. I urge all of you to vote for Kerry. His wife will be a shining star by his side. Don't listen to the detractors. Let there be no doubt that Kerry is a true war hero. Anyone who knows history...
  • Wounds of War Are Reopened By Kerry's Battle

    08/27/2004 7:39:39 AM PDT · by OESY · 17 replies · 873+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 27, 2004 | Daniel Henninger
    ...How can this be happening? ...Why didn't one wise head among the Democrats point out the obvious difficulties of the Kerry candidacy once past the party's primary voters? This is a man who would be running as both a hero of Vietnam and a famous accuser of the war's heroes.... The reason... lies in something often asserted but little respected in our politics now -- principle. Alongside support for the civil-rights movement in the 1960s, opposition to Vietnam forms the moral bedrock of the modern Democratic Party. John Kerry (whose fidelity to principle, on the available evidence, is weaker than...
  • Desperate and it shows

    08/26/2004 11:05:56 PM PDT · by kattracks · 20 replies · 949+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/27/04 | Boston Herald editorial staff
    Is the Kerry campaign going to start tearing down Bush/Cheney posters around the country and replacing them with their own? It's tempting to label the Kerry campaign's stunt of sending former Sen. and triple amputee Max Cleland to Crawford, Texas, to hand-deliver a letter to the president as cute, if petty, politics. But even that is giving them too much credit. Forgive us for thinking that such tactics are usually preserved for, say, city council races. But Kerry strategists, apparently smarting from criticism they reacted too slowly to the Swift Boat veterans controversy, are now overreacting, and making a true...
  • Where Is The Shame?

    08/26/2004 10:35:16 PM PDT · by neverdem · 39 replies · 888+ views
    NY Times ^ | August 27, 2004 | BOB HERBERT
    OP-ED COLUMNIST Max Cleland, minus the three limbs he lost in Vietnam, showed up in his wheelchair outside President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Tex., on Wednesday to suggest that the president take the simple and decent step of condemning the slime that is being spread by Bush supporters against the war record of John Kerry. He didn't get very far. The president was busy vacationing and had neither the time nor the inclination to meet with Mr. Cleland, a former U.S. senator who was himself the target of vicious, unconscionable attacks by the G.O.P. slime machine when he ran for...
  • A new low in Democrat hypocrisy

    08/26/2004 10:22:04 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 12 replies · 531+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 27, 2004 | Michael Reagan
    This latest bit of Hollywood show business – sending former Senator and triple-amputee Vietnam vet Max Cleland in his wheelchair to Texas to hand deliver a letter to President Bush demanding he disavow the message of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and order them to stop their advertising – is a new low in Democrat hypocrisy. To begin with, President Bush doesn't have the power to stop the Swifties from running advertisements, a fact demonstrated by the veterans themselves when they said that they would not stop their campaign to show American voters John Kerry's true nature even if...
  • Bush refuses note from former senator, veterans

    08/26/2004 12:30:34 PM PDT · by ambrose · 16 replies · 700+ views
    AP ^ | 8.26.04
    Bush refuses note from former senator, veterans Published Thursday, August 26, 2004 CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) - Former Democratic Sen. Max Cleland tried to deliver a letter protesting ads challenging John Kerry’s Vietnam service to President George W. Bush at his Texas ranch yesterday, but neither a Secret Service official nor a state trooper would take it. The former Georgia senator, a triple amputee who fought in Vietnam, was carrying a letter from nine Senate Democrats who wrote Bush that "you owe a special duty" to condemn attacks on Kerry’s military service. "The question is where is George Bush’s honor, the...
  • From Hero To Lackey - The Sad State of Max Cleland

    08/26/2004 3:57:25 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 61 replies · 1,767+ views
    Knight Of The Mind ^ | Thursday, August 26, 2004 | .cnI redruM
    Max Cleland suffered terribly when he went to fight in Vietnam. He accidently picked up a live grenade and suffered mutilation. This was tragic and I genuinely feel sorry that he is confined to a wheelchair the rest of his life. Another sorry thing occurred when Cleland served in the US Senate. He went along with Tom Daschele's directions and voted against the formation of The Department of Homeland Security under President Bush's terms and conditions. This cost him his Senate Seat because his opponent hammered him on this particular vote and a very large number of Georgians agreed it...
  • Sad Max Turning Tricks for the Poodle (Kerry)

    08/26/2004 10:09:13 AM PDT · by tdadams · 19 replies · 876+ views ^ | August 26, 2004 | Neal Boortz
    In April of 1971 John Kerry gave the following testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: "I called the media .... I said 'If I take some crippled veterans down to the White House and we chain ourselves to the gates, will we get coverage?' 'O, yes, we'll cover that.'" Then, on August 25, 2004, John Kerry sends Max Cleland, a veteran who lost three limbs in Vietnam to accost George Bush at the gates of his Crawford ranch. It was a sad and pathetic spectacle, especially for people like myself who have known and loved Max Cleland for so...
  • A $136,000 Link Max Cleland, Bush political appointee.

    08/26/2004 6:34:59 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 18 replies · 1,014+ views
    NR ^ | 8/25/04 | Lowry
    Max Cleland, who made a staged appearance at the Bush ranch Wednesday, was appointed by President George W. Bush to the board of directors of the Export-Import Bank in 2003. The same Max Cleland who is spending nearly all of his time attacking President Bush is, amazingly enough, a Bush political appointee. According to a bank spokesman, Cleland makes $136,000 a year off this very cushy job. A couple of questions come to mind here: If Cleland had any decency, wouldn't he resign? Why would he accept a political appointment from a man he so loathes and thinks represents the...

    08/26/2004 4:20:58 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 17 replies · 993+ views
    Neal Nuze ^ | 8/26/04 | Neal Boortz
    SAD MAX TURNING TRICKS FOR THE POODLE This interesting fact from James Taranto's column of yesterday: In April of 1971 John Kerry gave the following testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: It was a sad and pathetic spectacle, especially for people like myself who have known and loved Max Cleland for so many years. Sadly, former Georgia Senator Max Cleland is now serving in a new role as John Kerry's public relations prostitute Yesterday he went to President Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas yesterday to deliver a letter. That's right...Max went right up to the gate to deliver...
  • Max Cleland - John Kerry's Stepin Fetchit

    08/26/2004 5:38:59 AM PDT · by crushkerry · 43 replies · 1,469+ views ^ | 8/26/04 |
    If you ever had a question that John Kerry is going off the deep end, yesterday's theatrics in Crawford, Texas should have cleared it up for you. In perhaps the cheapest political stunt of all time Kerry dispatched triple amputee Max Cleland to President Bush's ranch to "deliver a letter" asking Bush concerning the Swift Boat Ad. (Query: Who paid for Cleland, et. al. to make this trip?) We can summarize the letter here: "Wwwahh, stop calling me names (sob)(sob)". Seriously, this was the equivalent of a kid in fight getting his parent's to stop the other kid from picking...
  • Shame on you! Spotlight on Cleland in wound controversy (triple amputee and zero purple hearts)

    08/26/2004 6:03:30 AM PDT · by renotse · 36 replies · 1,691+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | August 26, 2004 | Mike Pingree
    John Kerry 3 purple hearts zero days in hospital.....What is wrong with this picture. Shame on you! Spotlight on Cleland in wound controversy Even though he lost both legs and his right arm in Vietnam, Max Cleland was not awarded even one Purple Heart. This is because his wounds were not the result of enemy fire, but came when, miles away from any fighting, he picked up a hand grenade he saw lying on the ground and it detonated. In his autobiography, ``Strong at the Broken Places,'' the former Democratic senator wrote, ``I was not entitled to the Purple Heart...