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Tuesday, August 24, 2004


From Jim Geraghty's Kerry Spot on NRO, in the midst of musings about Mickey Kaus' coverage of the SwiftVets vs. Kerry controversy:

So here's John Kerry's ultimate moment of flipfloppitude, if that's a word. He built his political career on the national spotlight, garnered from a way over-the-top denunciation of the men he fought with, and now is shocked that they hate him. They criticize him in no worse or better terms than the way he criticized all soldiers and sailors in Vietnam in 1971, and his response is to send threatening legal letters to television stations. His campaign urges bookstores to pull "Unfit for Command" from shelves. He dismisses all of the group's allegations as lies; quietly backtracks on the first Purple Heart and Cambodia Christmas; blames the whole thing on George W. Bush and promptly demands that the President defend Kerry's reputation by denouncing the Swifties. Chernobyl didn't melt down this fast.

If "flipfloppitude" isn't a word, it should be.  I like it.  It sings to me.

Posted by Beldar at 08:47 PM in Humor, Politics (2006 & earlier), SwiftVets | Permalink


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(1) Judith made the following comment | Aug 29, 2004 12:23:38 AM | Permalink

You've got me in stitches. Kerry is the classic example of a nincompoop--style over substance like greaseball cheeseburger Clinton, only not as charming. You have to feel sorry for someone whose only credentials are 4 months of fantasy and 20 years of voting against our security, when he showed up. He undoubtedly believes his own internal voices telling him that all these lies are true and that this all happened. All sophiscated liars only have to tell more lies to satisfy this inner longing. Why are women for him? He is a gigolo and an opportunist and women should see this in the blink of an eye. Good read--Dereliction of Duty by Lt. Col. Robert "Buzz" Patterson who carried the "nuclear football" during Clinton's administration and Laura Bush, the perfect wife. These books point out the difference between men with no character and men with great character.

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