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  • The Breaking Kerry Story

       October 24, 2004

    The big Kerry story is up at the Washington Times website. Basically, Kerry lied when he claimed he met with all members of the UN Security Council before the Oct. 2002 vote to authorize the use of force in Iraq.

    The author, Joel Mowbray, will be guestblogging on the story at RedState.

    Well, at first glance I'm disappointed. So, Kerry exaggerated his meetings or didn't have them at all. This isn't shocking news. Kerry's whole campaign is built on exaggerations (his war record, Christmas in Cambodia, his crazy stories about competing in the Boston Marathon). My prediction is that this is completely ignored by the MSM. Even though Kerry is a terrible candidate and would be a terrible President, he's still the best candidate the "anyone but Bush" crowd has and they won't abandon him now for this.

    Update: I'm not alone in feeling underwhelmed by this.

    Posted by at October 24, 2004 10:32 PM

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    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: Joe R. the Unabrewer at October 25, 2004 09:25 AM

    No, you're not alone.

    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: House of Payne at October 25, 2004 09:59 AM

    I agree: it's an interesting story, but not worthy of the breathless anticipation that I saw on dozens of right-wing blogs (and nervous bluster on left-wing blogs). I think this shows that the conspiracy theorists are wrong about the Republican internet attack machine. Here we have a really good example of pro-Bush partisans trying to push a story, but nobody thinks this is going to erupt into a blogstorm like Rathergate. We digital brownshirts seem to operate more efficiently without a fuehrer.

    For them what are interested in this angle, I just put up a post about this. (Apologies to all for tooting my own horn.)

    #  March 7th, 2005 6:48 PM      Converted_Comment
    Converted comment: Posted by: Drew at October 25, 2004 01:55 PM

    "he's still the best candidate the "anyone but Bush" crowd has"

    The sad thing is that he wasn't even close to that, no matter how much any Dems want to try and say that now. Kerry is a career politician that decided to run for President because it seemed like the logical next step. I think any of the major candidates, especially Joe Lieberman, were miles better than Kerry. At least they all had real beliefs, if not visions, to direct their campaigns.

    As far as this story is concerned, count me with you among the "ho-hum" crowd. If we decided the Presidency based on "news" such as this, then we'd never elect anyone. People that base their vote on pettiness such as this should stay home on election day.




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