Thursday, September 16, 2004

Tell It Like It Is

Oooooooooooooooo. John Kerry's in a fightin' mood and YT may fairly swoon if he keeps giving me red meat to eat.
Senator John Kerry accused President Bush today of "living in a fantasy world of spin" about Iraq and hiding the truth from the American people and the country's men and women in uniform.

"We owe you the truth," Mr. Kerry said. "True leadership is about looking people in the eye and telling the truth — even when it's hard to hear."

The Democratic presidential candidate leveled his charges in a speech to the National Guard Association in Las Vegas, where President Bush spoke two days ago.

"President Bush came before you and you received him well, as you should," Mr. Kerry said. "But I believe he failed the fundamental test of leadership. He failed to tell you the truth. You deserve better. The commander in chief must level with the troops and the nation. And as president, I will always be straight with you — on the good days, and the bad days."

Team Bush's response: Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Kerry's mean!
If today's speech to the Guard is any indication, the challenger is not content to cede the commander-in-chief image to the president.

"I will be a president who goes into the Oval Office every morning knowing that it is my job to help you do yours," Mr. Kerry said. "I will fight for you every day, and I will never let you down."

[snip]

"He did not tell you that with each passing day, we're seeing more chaos, more violence, more indiscriminate killings," the senator said. "He did not tell you that with each passing week, our enemies are getting bolder — that Pentagon officials report that entire regions of Iraq are now in the hands of terrorists and extremists. He did not tell you that with each passing month, stability and security seem farther and farther away."

John Kerry closed his speech with a classic tune from three years ago: "Dude, Where's My Osama?"

3 Comments:

At 4:54 PM, Blogger Poor_Statue said...

Hoping his words will make it everywhere.....

 
At 4:56 PM, Blogger Poor_Statue said...

BTW, have you read All the President's Spin yet? It's by the spinsanity guys. I'm about halfway through. It's a little dry but very revealing.

 
At 7:56 AM, Blogger Capitola said...

Hey there--

Always nice having you stop by and say howdy. Thanks for the thanks! If I didn't vent/blog I'd go crazy.

Have heard good things about the All The President's Spin. Will definitely check it out -- maybe you could review it on Convince Me and, well, convince me to buy it :-)

I dug your ABB post. I too feel good about voting for John Kerry. After all he's been through seeking the highest office, I'm convinced he's the right man to lead our nation. Anyone who can stand up to the Ultimate Slime Machine that is Karl Rove, definitely gets my vote!

Keep up the good fight.

 

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