Selected Pete

And the Gods of the Copybook Headings limped up to explain it once more.

Apples and Oranges in ’04

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Bush’s National Guard and Kerry’s Secret Cambodian Ops

First – An absolute must read if you have any questions on what Bush did or did not do during his service in the Guard.

Big media has been scrambling like never before to find something..anything that will give them a reason to slide away from the Swiftvets achilles heel of John Kerry. I am continually astounded how Dan Rather will plunk himself down in front of just about anyone willing to dredge and carve away at Bush’s Guard service, but I never saw him scramble to talk to any one of the 300+ who were eye witnesses to Kerry’s actual service and his claims of gun-running and illegal Cambodia escapades. I have yet to see Chris Matthews pitch even close to a soft spitball when it comes to checking the stories and allegations of leftward partisans, but he ferociously rips into anyone that suggests Kerry has embellished the facts. Hardball? You’ve got to be kidding me!

At real issue here is not whether Bush was a war hero – he wasn’t, simple and plain as that. The reason for this is that I have never, ever seen Bush or his administration tout his guardsman service as an indicator of leadership. I haven’t heard him mention it in reference to his daring courage, and I have never seen it used on his website or his political ads. That is the difference, plain and simple.

John Kerry, on the other hand, is like a kid who hit the home run on field day in the 7th grade. He has a physical inability to stop talking about his service, even to the point of having Bill Clinton, from his hospital bed, admonish him to shut his proverbial pie hole about Vietnam. John Kerry is really the only person that has caused the current furor because he brings it up and uses it as the centerpiece of his entire campaign.

The Moore and McAuliffe liberals could really catch a clue if they would just realize that the swiftvets are not motivated by politics and a cabinet selection to Bush’s administration as much as they are by pure vengeance. Those swifty’s have been angry for over 30 years at Kerry’s condescending and general characterization of all armed forces at the time as “reminiscent of Gengis Khan.” They have nothing to gain and everything to lose by doing this, and the hilarious part of this is that some of them voted for Gore in 2000. Does that say anything to you?


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September 9, 2004 at 4:09 pm

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