September 08, 2004

It feels like Christmas.

The Boston Globe reports that Dubya didn't complete his Vietnam-era military service, despite his continuing claims to the contrary.

This magpie has to admit to being frustrated that so much of the current US presidential campaign is being fought over service in a war that ended almost 30 years ago, rather than on current issues facing the country. Even so, we're pretty damn pleased to see that hypocrite Dubya nailed for his lies about his own military service — especially given his refusal to unconditionally condemn the attempts to smear Kerry's service record.

Posted by Magpie at September 8, 2004 08:41 AM | US Politics | Technorati links |

Hmm...Bush did call for *all* 527 groups to back off. Did Kerry even do that?

I, too, would like to see an honest discussion of current issues and the future from both sides. We're getting too little detail from Bush and almost nothing from Kerry. We need a forward-looking president...

Posted by: Sharon at September 8, 2004 12:57 PM

i don't think kerry *should* have said anything about 527s per so. the problem with 527 groups isn't that they exist, as dubya would have us think -- it's that they often lie without any accountability.

dubya was not worried about the swift boat 527 putting out lies about kerry -- if he was, he would have condemned their actions without qualification. instead, he made a mealy-mouthed condemnation tied to getting democratic 527s off his back. you'll notice that dubya *didn't* call for an end to PACs, even though one of his worst opponents is's PAC. that's because the republicans don't have the disadvantage in terms of PAC support that they do with 527s.

like they say, follow the money.

Posted by: Magpie at September 8, 2004 04:26 PM

It's only Christmas if the Cable Tabloid Networks help you unwrap the presents.

Posted by: Ron In Portland at September 8, 2004 05:54 PM