Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
May 1, 2004
POLITICS: Another Non-Scandal

James Joyner catches Kevin Drum mischaracterizing President Bush's record as a rugby player at Yale (Bush played intercollegiate rugby, which was a club sport, and Drum rips Bush for claiming to have been on the "varsity") in a rather pitiful attempt to make Bush look like a liar (Drum claims he was just making a point about Mickey Kaus, but read Drum's entry for yourself and ask if he's trying to make Bush look bad).

Next up: the Bush Little League records - WHERE ARE THEY??????

Posted by Baseball Crank at 10:25 PM | Politics 2004 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

I hope the Kerry campaign encourages low level hacks (and yes, I know who Drum is and that is what I call him) to persue this 'scandal'.

Because anyone who has played any type of rugby at all ain't no wimp.

Posted by: Gerry at May 2, 2004 5:37 PM

The whole point of Drum's post (I had already read it) and the post he refers to is the ridiculous crap that gets "scandaled" up at times like these. Bush happens to end up looking like the ass he is thanks to Karen Hughes' lame attempt to puff him up with an absolutely ridiculous tale of Bush's college prowess.

This stuff is garbage and doesn't deserve the amount of time we've all spent typing about it. Little things like this get dredged up on both sides. The only difference is that a little Bush story like this might get a some blog-play and perhaps a line on Leno. An equivalent Kerry "non-scandal" will get Brit and the boys at Fox all smirky and punks like Chris Matthews would be throwing it in Kerry's face. They'd preface the comments with a "this is silly, but..." they'd go ahead and make sure it got out there.

I think you really overreacted to Drum's post, Crank.

Posted by: Mr Furious at May 3, 2004 1:08 AM
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