April 11, 2005

Let's Check In On the Man Who Would Be King, and His Little Buddy

Just about every time John Kerry opens his yap these days, I wonder if some people don't lie awake at night aghast and ashamed of their efforts to have him elected president:

"Last year too many people were denied their right to vote, too many who tried to vote were intimidated," the Massachusetts senator said at an event sponsored by the state League of Women Voters.

Please, name one. One real person. And while you're at it, would you care to address all the fraud perpetrated by Democrats in the last election which greatly exceeded whatever "intimidation" there might have been. You know, if you have any real evidence then turn it over to a prosecutor somewhere and let them go to work on it, you know like someone did for these Democrats in East St. Louis who have since been convicted of vote fraud in the 2004 election.
Kerry also cited examples Sunday of how people were duped into not voting.

"Leaflets are handed out saying Democrats vote on Wednesday, Republicans vote on Tuesday. People are told in telephone calls that if you've ever had a parking ticket, you're not allowed to vote," he said.

And memo's were handed out to Republican leaders to exploit Teri Schiavo's situation as well, right? Again, if you've got any real evidence, turn it over to the proper authorities and let them go to work. Come on, you're a former prosecutor, you know how this is supposed to work. But seriously, if you weren't paying attention in your high school civics class and are taken in by something like this, maybe, just maybe you shouldn't be voting.

Kerry has never disputed the outcome of election, saying voting irregularities did not involve enough votes to change the result.

Hence the necessity to still be going on and on about it five months later. Meanwhile, John Edwards is gasping for the little air left in the room:

Hillary Clinton may be all but declared the 2008 nominee here in New York, but don’t tell John Edwards that. “I think talking about a front-runner four years before an election is ridiculous,” he tells us.

Unless, of course, someone was talking about him being the front-runner. Oh, and speaking of that "memo":

“We saw the memo that went out to Republican leaders about how they could take political advantage of Terri Schiavo. That’s disgusting. They will pay a price for this in the 2006 and 2008 elections.”

Little John just can't help himself. Either he's badly informed or he's a shameless demagogue, or both. Even ABC News now admits this memo never went out to Republican leaders. As to Democrats taking back the House and Senate by 2008, well, keep dreaming. But we've heard this often enough now that it must be on the memo that went out to Democrat leaders.

The Democratic acquiescence to the appointments of Condoleezza Rice and Alberto Gonzales? “I would have voted against them.”

Thirty-five Democrats voted against confirming Alberto Gonzalez for Attorney General and only twelve Democrats voted against confirming Condoleeza Rice for Secretary of State. If you are serious about running for President, you might want to get out a little more often and stop spending so much time in the echo chamber pandering to the Move On folks.

Would you oppose John Bolton as U.N. ambassador? “I would.”

Yes I would, if I only could, I surely would. Did he also mention that he'd rather nail the Hammer?

The easy passage of tort reform? “People have attacked my [trial lawyer] career ever since I’ve been involved in politics. But the attacks never stick. I think people fundamentally believe that those who have been wronged by powerful interests should be able to hold them accountable.”

I'd never really thought of OB/GYNs as powerful interests. Silly me. But has anyone noticed the congnitive dissonance of someone who got rich railing against powerful interests wanting to assume the most powerful position on earth?

The reports that you told John Kerry you wouldn't run against him? “The conversations that John Kerry and I have had are personal and private.”

Thank goodness.

Posted by Charles Austin at April 11, 2005 08:51 PM

Nicely done.

Posted by: Ron at 10:04 PM