Baseball Crank
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March 12, 2004
POLITICS/WAR: The War Is Not An Issue?

I just love this one, from Pejman: in 1944, a Democratic Senator who was the chairman of the party's national convention referred to a potential GOP victory as "Hitler's secret weapon."

It ain't beanbag. Lileks had more in this vein yesterday:

Accusing one's opponent of treason is a personal attack. . . . There's nothing comparable on the other side. Nothing. I mean, the Bush team runs an ad that has a second of 9/11 footage, and his opponents pitch a carefully staged fit - because that's all they have. . . I ask: imagine, if you will, that we're at war. (Just pretend.) A Democrat president is attempting to pacify Krepistan, which has been shooting at American planes for a decade. The Republican candidate says he's been in contact with foreign leaders who really want him to win, and is caught on tape telling a supporter he thinks the current administration is made up of crooked liars.

Think the New Republic might write a disapproving editorial or two?

Probably not. After all, didn't the Democrat president note that his opponent failed to grasp the strategic importance of Krepistan? Tit. Tat.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 8:05 AM | Politics 2004 • | War 2004 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)
Comments

Is this post supposed to be an attempt a comedy? Bush can't run on his record. That's what the 9/11 ads are all about.

Posted by: Dave at March 12, 2004 6:19 PM

The ads" ARE about Bush's record. It's "More Liberal Than Ted Kennedy" Kerry who won't talk about his record.

Posted by: John Salmon at March 14, 2004 1:18 AM
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