Baseball Crank
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September 19, 2003
POLITICS: One Too Many

Ted Kennedy has gone off the deep end with a recent interview in which he bellowed about the Iraq War that

There was no imminent threat. This was made up in Texas, announced in January to the Republican leadership that war was going to take place and was going to be good politically. This whole thing was a fraud, . . . [Referring to costs of the war, Kennedy added that m]y belief is this money is being shuffled all around to these political leaders in all parts of the world, bribing them to send in troops . . .

Yup, Ted K, he knows his frauds. Hey, wasn't Vietnam made up in Hyannisport? Just asking . . . . the Democrats keep raising the stakes with all this vitriol, and maybe they need to; people don't generally vote out the incumbent if they aren't mad at him. But they seem hell-bent on alienating anybody who isn't steaming mad at the president, and that is how they could wind up with an Alf Landon-sized disaster.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 11:25 PM | Politics 2002-03 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

You have to think that there must be some strategic political thinking behind Kennedy's comments, but at first glance but it's hard to see what it might be. What value can there be in further provoking the party's insanely angry base (I mean "insanely angry" quite literally)?

One possible explanation is that Ted is tilting towards Dean, the wacko lefties' fav, in reaction to the Clintons' promotion of Clark...perhaps he sees Dean as the only way to rid the party of the malign influence of Bill and Hillary, and Terry McAuliffe.

Posted by: John Salmon at September 20, 2003 10:07 PM
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