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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Kerry Is Now a Laughingstock

I shamelessly lifted this from Matt Drudge's site.

Our fighting men and women in Iraq are dealing with John Kerry's demeaning remark quite well, it would appear. I love these guys.

Taking It To Extremes

Bloggers on the left, those who support James Webb's Senate campaign and who have continuously embarrassed the fledgling weblog genre with their childish antics and wild rants, have now taken their immaturity to the next level. One of them wasn't satisifed with printing distortions about George Allen. He decided to physically confront and to provoke our sitting Senator:
Chaos continues in final days of Senate race
By Michael Sluss, The Roanoke Times

RICHMOND -- Virginia's already heated Senate race got even more intense on Tuesday when a heckler confronted Republican incumbent George Allen at a Charlottesville campaign event and was wrestled to the ground by campaign volunteers.

Mike Stark, a University of Virginia law student and Internet blogger, provoked the confrontation by asking Allen "inappropriate questions" following an Allen rally at the Charlottesville Omni hotel, Allen's campaign said. Allen was campaigning with his wife, Susan, and Sen. Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina.

In an e-mail to reporters, Stark said he was attempting to ask about Allen's divorce from his first wife, among other things. Stark said he intended to press charges against the people who tackled him.

But Stark's blog, "Calling All Wingnuts," indicates that he intended to provoke the senator at Tuesday's campaign event.

"I'm also trying to 'Roger and Me' George Allen whenever I can," Stark wrote in a Monday posting, referring to the film by controversial liberal director Michael Moore. (

Webb, has previously had the opportunity to quell the escalating level of invective on the part of his weblog followers, some of whom are on his payroll. But, the recent past has shown that he'll do nothing to intervene in this latest, and far more troubling, circumstance.

In the Times article there's no mention of a Webb response to the assault. Go figure.

Slur? What Slur?

Here's how you deflect criticism of one of your boys. John Kerry makes a detestable remark about our troops fighting in the field and this is how the New York Times reports it:
As Vote Nears, Stances on War Set Off Sparks
By Adam Nagourney and Jim Rutenberg, The New York

WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 — For at least a few hours on Tuesday, President Bush had a chance to relive his victorious campaign of 2004, taking a break from a bleak Republican campaign season as he attacked Senator John Kerry of Massachusetts over the war in Iraq.

Mr. Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat who was Mr. Bush’s opponent in 2004, is not running for office this year. But the president seized on what he said were Mr. Kerry’s disparaging remarks about the troops — and what Mr. Kerry insisted was a botched joke aimed at Mr. Bush — as he sought to make Mr. Kerry the face of the Democratic Party this fall. (link)

You can, should you have the time, search the article for mention of what exactly John Kerry said about the intelligence and education level - or lack of each - of American soldiers in Iraq but you won't find it. Instead the Times twists this into a fight between the two parties (note too the use of the word "bleak" the "reporters" use in describing the Republican campaign.

The word distortion comes to mind. But lie seems to be more appropriate.