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Hail Mary (Cheney) play?


In the past 10 days or so, the Kedwards campaign has:

Accused the Bush administration of planning to reinstitute a military draft.

Recycled the "no blood for oil" canard of the looney left.

Alleged that the Bush administration is somehow in the pocket of the Saudi royal family.

Told voters that, if they elect John Kerry, "people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk, get up out of that wheelchair and walk again."

Suggested that President Bush was planning a "January surprise" to privatize Social Security.

Advised Democratic campaign workers to launch a "pre-emptive strike" charging voter "intimidation" on election day even if no evidence exists.

Warned Florida voters that Republicans are "trying to keep people from voting."

Blamed the flu vaccine shortage on President Bush.

Twice called attention to the fact that Mary Cheney is a lesbian.

If you didn't know better, you might think they were getting desperate.

Posted by Rodger on October 17, 2004 at 12:32 AM | Permalink


I voted yesterday. I was a Democrat for many years and ran for public office on the Democratic ticket in a small community in upstate New York. I heard all I want to on the public media. I read all I wanted to read in the papers and on the internet. Now, I am going on vacation from this madness that has gripped this country since George W. Bush was elected and selected. Yes, I am tired but I voted for George W. Bush.

Posted by: Arthur I. Trager | Oct 19, 2004 4:28:24 PM

Stumbled on your site by mistake and saw the headlines of Roger's "Hail Mary" Oct 17 post. It sounds just like the right wing conspiracy machine blaming everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) on Clinton. If it's bad it's Clinton's fault, if it's good its tinkle down from Reagan.

[FROM THE BLOGDESK: Actually, Bert, we in the "right wing conspiracy machine" don't blame Bill Clinton for John Kerry's imbecility. He's managed that just fine all by himself. (In fact, I don't think you'll find one mention of Clinton in my post.) But we do blame people like yourself for lacking the discernment to see beyond the slogans and the endless "plans for America" and recognize that Kerry, like Clinton, is a politician utterly devoid of moral conviction. –RM]

Posted by: bert | Oct 20, 2004 3:37:28 PM

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