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Step off, old man!
Monday, 23 February 2004

Here's a good one from today's www.talkingpointsmemo.com. Goddammed if these people don't like to lie upa blue streak!

"This morning Bush campaign chairman Marc Racicot was interviewed by Juan Williams on NPR. When asked about the president's Air National Guard service he said, the president's and John Kerry's service "compare very favorably... He (i.e. the president) signed up for dangerous duty. He volunteered to go to Vietnam. He wasn't selected to go, but nonetheless served his country very well ..."

He volunteered to go to Vietnam?

Marc, no he didn't.

Does he think no one is listening?

(For some reason Williams, made no effort to call him on it.)

Let's set aside the fact that pulling strings to get into the Air National Guard in 1968 is, on its face, quite the opposite of volunteering to go to Vietnam. When the president signed up for the National Guard there was a check box asking whether he wanted to volunteer for overseas service. And he checked off "do not volunteer."

Uhhh, I suppose it's kind of the same. The only difference is the word "not."

Posted by brettdavey at 12:47 PM EST
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Tuesday, 24 February 2004 - 1:06 PM EST

Name: knatradio

Oh come on...It seems interesting to me that this is being made such a big deal. He may have tried very hard not to go to Vietnam, but at least he joined the military. That could never be said about our previous president. Who not only never joined the military, but dodged the draft. Bush may have missed some military service (which has never been proven), but he was never down as AWOL. Clinton's position could be argued as something illegal....Oh yeah I forgot, that was his entire presidency.

Tuesday, 24 February 2004 - 3:37 PM EST

Name: Brett

I'm not saying it should be a big deal. I just think Bush should tell the truth and stop lying his ass off.

Of course, when Clinton lied, he was impeached, but that was about the all-important topic of sex. Imagine if there was a Democratic congress that cared about nothing except taking down the President the same way the Republicans did with Clinton. Man, they'd have some fertile ground to tread there. Look at my earlier post about 10 questions for GW Bush if he's under oath.

Why people love this privileged frat boy of a president is beyond me.

Wednesday, 25 February 2004 - 3:45 PM EST

Name: Nathan

Have you been living in a bubble? Tell me one day that has gone by that the Democrats haven't done anything to make Bush and his presidency look bad. They have tried since day one to pin every problem with the government, 911, the economy and anything else they could possibly think of (i.e. the absence from the National Guard) on Bush. But you know what, that's ok. The Democrats are the funniest when they are not in power. It's like watching the teacher's pet lose his/her position and fight and kick to get it back.

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