Wednesday, April 28, 2004

USVI: Oh woe! a liberal realizes the truth about Kerry

The attack theme chosen by the Bush campaign against John Kerry is that he is a waffler who speaks out of both sides of his mouth. Kerry appears to be doing his best to prove them right.

In a recent appearance on "Meet the Press," he was shown film clips of his Senate testimony from 1971. In it, he referred to atrocities committed by himself and others in Vietnam, describing them as war crimes. Instead of defending his words as a painful truth spoken in a difficult time, he tried to explain them away as a youthful indiscretion. He said the words were honest (one side of his mouth talking) but "a little bit over the top" (the other side talking). How could the words be both honest and over the top? Could this be a waffle, an attempt to have it both ways?
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Democrats who supported Kerry in the primaries did so because they wanted someone who could beat Bush. Now they seem to be getting someone who is adopting Bush's positions. Their only hope is that Kerry really doesn't believe what he is saying and will change his tune once in office. But isn't misleading the public one of their main beefs about Bush?
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