Wednesday, August 25, 2004

The Michael Moore Method


Cleland Tries to Deliver Letter to Bush

CRAWFORD, Texas - Former Democratic Sen. Max Cleland tried to deliver a letter protesting ads challenging John Kerry's Vietnam service to President Bush at his Texas ranch Wednesday, but neither a Secret Service official nor a state trooper would take it.

The former Georgia senator, a triple amputee who fought in Vietnam, was carrying a letter from nine Senate Democrats who wrote Bush that "you owe a special duty" to condemn attacks on Kerry's military service.

"The question is where is George Bush's honor, the question is where is his shame to attack a fellow veteran who has distinguished himself in combat?" Cleland asked. "Regardless of the political combat involved, it's disgraceful."

Encountering a permanent roadblock to Bush's ranch, Cleland left without turning over the letter to anyone.
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Wow. I thought conservatives were supposed to be the dumb ones. According to Southwest Airlines, Southwest can fly an individual from BWI to Austin for $282.

According to the US Postal service, they could've gotten the letter there in 2-3 days for 37 cents, for a total savings of $281.63. That's assuming that Max got a friend to drive him to and from the airport.

If communication was all that he wanted, he could have gone to Kinko's, had copies made for a dime apiece and then mailed each copy to his friends, confidants, the press, etc. for another 37 cents each.

But then he wouldn't have gotten all that great political theatre.

"The question is where is George Bush's honor, the question is where is his shame to attack a fellow veteran who has distinguished himself in combat?" Cleland asked. "Regardless of the political combat involved, it's disgraceful."

So when young Mr. Kerry was telling the Senate tales about American war crimes in Vietnam how exactly did his honor figure into it?

From the 1971 Senate testimony: [S]everal months ago in Detroit, we [VVAW] had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia, not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command . . .

Did Max Cleland commit any of these war crimes, Senator? Did you really spend Christmas in Cambodia? We're waiting for an answer.
Remember when the Dems believed that military service was the least desireable quality in a presidential candidate?

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