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Chill, George. It's Kerry's Turn (Barf
Business Week ^ | 10/29/04 | Ciro Scotti

Posted on 10/28/2004 11:23:29 PM PDT by Kiss Me Hardy

Four years ago in this space, a simple political rule-of-thumb was put forth in an attempt to slash through all the confusing polls and hot-air punditry surrounding the Presidential race. It's a simply theory: The cool guy wins (see BW Online, 8/4/00, "Cool Guys Finish First").

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The difference between Bush's tortured data-twisting and Kerry's self-serving hyperbole is that nobody has died because of the Democrat's alleged fabrications and prevarications.

The rabid Swift Boat Veterans for Truth can rant all they want about whether Kerry deserved three Purple Hearts, two Purple Hearts, or no Purple Hearts. Who cares? He went into combat for his country. And if he came back as an angry and impulsive young man and spoke out against the Vietnam War, he had every right to do so because he had paid his dues.

The subtext of the vicious attacks on Kerry isn't just that he denounced the war, but that he broke ranks with his elitist brother officers to denounce the war. It's telling that the enlisted men who served directly under Kerry almost all support him. A candidate who has been in firefights and retains the loyalty of his men -- that's cool.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessweek.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hackslurs; libel; misrepresentation; msmbias
MSM is working itself into frothing frenzy of Bush hatred. This is in a business publication, if you can believe it!
1 posted on 10/28/2004 11:23:30 PM PDT by Kiss Me Hardy
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To: Kiss Me Hardy

ain't it grand how liberals can infiltrate a supposed pro-business magazine and completely destroy it?


2 posted on 10/28/2004 11:24:27 PM PDT by flashbunny (Every thought that enters my head requires its own vanity thread.)
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To: Kiss Me Hardy
The rabid Swift Boat Veterans for Truth can rant all they want about whether Kerry deserved three Purple Hearts, two Purple Hearts, or no Purple Hearts. Who cares? He went into combat for his country. And if he came back as an angry and impulsive young man and spoke out against the Vietnam War, he had every right to do so because he had paid his dues.

I love this delusional reasoning. It doesn't matter how many purple hearts he earned, because he paid his dues. Well, yes, Mr. Liberal, it does matter. Because if he didn't earn those purple hearts, he should have served his whole tour. Instead, he came home and acted against those he served with for personal aggrandizement. Once you've put this line to print, it ends any credibility you have to any other point.
3 posted on 10/28/2004 11:25:59 PM PDT by kingu (Which would you bet on? Iraq and Afghanistan? Or Haiti and Kosovo?)
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To: flashbunny

You got that right. The long march to control everything. Well we'll see about that come Tuesday!


4 posted on 10/28/2004 11:26:53 PM PDT by Kiss Me Hardy
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To: Kiss Me Hardy

IF SKerry wins I'm moving to a red state. I'm in Philadelphia now.


5 posted on 10/28/2004 11:28:04 PM PDT by hipaatwo
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To: Kiss Me Hardy
nobody has died because of the Democrat's alleged fabrications

Tell that to those who witnessed the killing fields in Cambodia.

6 posted on 10/28/2004 11:28:08 PM PDT by AndyTheBear (Disastrous social experimentation is the opiate of elitist snobs.)
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To: AndyTheBear

No joke. Where do they come off


7 posted on 10/28/2004 11:30:16 PM PDT by Mach9 (.)
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To: Kiss Me Hardy
Not being a candidate who ignites a passionate following among voters isn't cool. But more than anything else this year, not being named George Bush is.

Nice try, Ciro.

8 posted on 10/28/2004 11:31:33 PM PDT by T. Buzzard Trueblood ("he's the same on Saturday night as he is on Sunday morning." Zell Miller on GWB)
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To: Mach9

Oops. Where do they come off claiming Jean Fraude's cool? They never saw the football-catch shot?


9 posted on 10/28/2004 11:31:56 PM PDT by Mach9 (.)
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To: Kiss Me Hardy

Eff this effin jackass of an author!


10 posted on 10/28/2004 11:33:40 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Texas_Jarhead

They thoughtfully included his email address at the bottom.


11 posted on 10/28/2004 11:35:23 PM PDT by Kiss Me Hardy
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To: Texas_Jarhead

Kerry will not win, (But Monkey) what a waste it would be if Kerry won, Pres. Bush ran to the left only to have us go farther to the left. He could have done everything conservative in office so it would not be so bad.


12 posted on 10/28/2004 11:37:43 PM PDT by Brimack34
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To: Kiss Me Hardy

The difference between Bush's tortured data-twisting and Kerry's self-serving hyperbole is that nobody has died because of the Democrat's alleged fabrications and prevarications.

How many died in Vietnam? That was a Democrat fabrication.


13 posted on 10/28/2004 11:51:31 PM PDT by taxesareforever
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To: Kiss Me Hardy

What a pantload of traitorous crap!


14 posted on 10/29/2004 12:00:30 AM PDT by claudiustg (Go Sharon! Go Bush!)
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To: Kiss Me Hardy

Don't tell it here, tell this scumbag --

ciro_scotti@businessweek.com


15 posted on 10/29/2004 12:02:39 AM PDT by Jackson Brown
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To: Jackson Brown

Make a point to tell him how pretty he looks in his picture. He's almost blowing kisses.


16 posted on 10/29/2004 12:11:31 AM PDT by Kiss Me Hardy
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To: Kiss Me Hardy

And if he came back as an angry and impulsive young man and spoke out against the Vietnam War, he had every right to do so because he had paid his dues.

I served my whole 12 month tour. I paid 3 times more dues than JF'n. That didn't that give me a right to come back and do what he did.
I paid my dues, came home in Nov 1971 to an angry country thanks to JF'n and his pack of lies. Kerry belong in Leavenworth Prison, not 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
OK, I'm done.


17 posted on 10/29/2004 12:12:57 AM PDT by conshack
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To: Jackson Brown

I sent this scumbag an email. Here it is:

What a load of crap !!!! John F. Kerry did NOT pay his dues and did not have the right to trash 2,000,000 plus vets that served in Nam. Nobody died as a result of John F. Kerry. Mr Scotti, you need to do your homework better before you write another article like this. Thousands of Americans either died or suffered severe trauma, about 2,500,000 people in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos died as a result of this traitor's actions.
Suggest you stick with writing business articles, because your political writing can easily be picked apart by a novice writer. I don't expect that you would write a retraction of your gross errors in this article (if you researched and determined that you were completely wrong). Maybe you can team up with the folks that call themselves journalists at the NYT or perhaps even CBS. They write with the same blindness you did in this article.
Again, please do your homework here and I'll be looking for a retraction.

I served 12 months to the day in Vietnam. What am I entitled to?


18 posted on 10/29/2004 12:25:17 AM PDT by conshack
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To: AndyTheBear

I was going to post all those souls murdered by Saddam during Clinton's reign.


19 posted on 10/29/2004 12:41:17 AM PDT by endthematrix (10 out of 10 terrorists agree-Anybody but Bush!)
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To: Kiss Me Hardy

Where did this data-twister come from?


20 posted on 10/29/2004 12:53:04 AM PDT by garylmoore (God Bless W)
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To: Kiss Me Hardy
This article wouldn't have been written if Ohio and Pennsylvania would only acknowledge all the friggin jobs the the president saved for them - literally at the expense of everyone else - when he protected the steel industry for two years. Ungrateful unionized pigs! I guess it doesn't pay to politic unless you promise to give away the store (health care, minimum wage, etcetera)
21 posted on 10/29/2004 3:03:23 AM PDT by LowCountryJoe (It's too damned important, so hold your nose if you must!)
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Good men did die, due to the actions of Kerry. The release of our POWs was delayed, and their toture was increased, due to the lies and slander Kerry said. Good men died because of that, and Kerry should be held responsible.


22 posted on 10/29/2004 11:14:44 AM PDT by tarawa
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