Slandering is just sad LadyV. And DTOM you're right it could backfire on Kerry if he can't prove Bush is directing SwiftVets, but the assumption
that Kerry is directing MoveOn or that Move On IN ANY WAY is as disreputable as SwiftVets I question.
I realize MoveOn was "discredited" in most people's minds early on for accepting internet "ad" submissions one of which compared Bush to Hitler,
but that's not what I've seen from them on TV. And I know Kerry was opposed to the Hitler thing.
But since then I've seen three MoveOn ads. Testimony from Richard Clarke "in case you missed it" and Condi and Powell flip flopping on "Saddam
containment" and a married couple discussing the domestic issues affecting their life of which "gay marriage" is not one of them. Where's the
Seems to me MoveOn is presenting issues.
Now, if they put Hunter S Thompson on TV saying "I snorted boat loads of coke with Bush when he was
claiming to be in ANG" or Bush's childhood friends that say Georgie had a thing for torturing small animals with firecrackers...then I'd see a
comparison. Slander it is. Or possibly ugly truths about the President.
But nobody's doing that. The "Bush Bashing" phenomenon does exist. People do it. Most Americans I imagine, minus the ones that submit letters
written by Bush to the nations newspapers. But mainstream media and ad blitzes bashing Bush's character? Haven't seen that at all. But "Kerry
Bashing"? Oh heck yes. Bush-Cheney 04 Inc exists to do it, as do SwiftVets.
When doesn't the RNC rest it's platform on "the character issue" (which is just a nice way of saying slanderous character assassignation). McCain
was a traitor (ironically as per BushCo). Max Cleland was a traitor (what a joke). Clinton was a draft dodger (true enough, but now that talk is "off
limits" as per the hypocrits), Gore went for the cushy press job...
Now we have a candidate that's EVERYTHING the GOP has demanded for the past 15 years and criticized others for not being, but it's not good enough.
Enter SwiftVets via a mysterious wealthy Texan backer...
"It's about character...character...character..." Oh really? How come NOBODY in the GOP wants to talk about Georgie's past including GEORGE?
Seems good enough when he says "I made mistakes, let's move on". But he can't bring himself to denounce a pack of paid partisan character
For the record, swifties don't bother me. Transparent as a fart in the wind. As is the Bush "condemnation" of soft money ads (meaning MoveOn
presenting ISSUES). So it's fine. Nothing new under the sun. Dems always have to work harder to win fairly. It's almost a badge of honor by now.
Loved the Clinton interview on the Daily Show about this very subject matter. He quotes a "Republican friend" as saying "If we played fair you guys
would win all the time."
Right I know. Clinton made it up. He's just a Dem liar.