Skip to comments.KERRY MAKES ILLEGAL PHONE CALL TO SWIFT BOAT VETERAN
Posted on 08/25/2004 6:45:01 AM PDT by areafiftyone
Of course, if serving in Vietnam were the primary qualification to be president, the United States would need thousands of Oval Offices, but John Kerry, trying to avoid his Senate record, chose to make a four-month stint decades ago the centerpiece of his campaign. And every day now he must be regretting that decision.
Kerry's latest faux pas: calling Vietnam veteran Robert "Friar Tuck" Brant and asking if he knew about that awful group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
"I said, 'I am one, John,'" Brant said.
The Massachusetts Democrat failed to note that Brant had appeared at a news conference announcing the group in May.
"There was a moment of hesitation, and he said, `I appreciate your honesty.' He said, `Well, why are you?'"
Brant reminded Kerry of his depiction of veterans as war criminals. "I said, `You know that's not true,'" Brant recalled to the Associated Press. "That's been simmering in me about 35 years."
The New York Post reported today: "Sean McCabe, a spokesman for the 264-member organization, said it plans to send a cease-and-desist letter warning Kerry 'to stop calling our members,' because it's an independent '527' group and it's illegal for campaigns to contact them."
The senator was breaking the law and should have immediately ended the call when Brant said he was a member of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends" reported this morning.
At a Democrat fund-raiser last night in Philadelphia, Kerry tried to defend his anti-U.S. activism even though communist torturers used his discredited congressional testimony in 1971 to add to the suffering of American POWs.
"You can judge my character, incidentally, by that," Kerry
told the Democrat crowd.
Bet you $.25 Kerry called him collect.
Does he understand that shooting oneself in the foot isn't the way to the White House?
This is really the worse I have heard yet!
Bet you $.25 Kerry called him collect.
Kerry is despartly seek swift boat supporters. They seem to be few and far between.
Kerry is getting desperate. They'll keep up this Bush links to the Swift Vets story, but they can't hide the fact the vast majority of his former "brothers" say he is unfit. I think it's also important for the Bush campaign to hit Kerry on Kerry and Demonrat links to the numerous 527s against them. You've got MoveOn that is clearly a Demonrat smear organization. I just wish Bush and his team would be more forceful in pointing out their smears.
let's hope he never runs out of ammo
Bet you $.50 that as a senator he's figured out a way to let the taxpayers pay for the call.
O'Reilly stated that he felt that both camps were working with the 527's. How rich, Bill.
I called the FEC and was told that any citizen could file a complaint. Send the complaint in letter form with all coordinated activity spelled out. The letter must be notarized and sent to:
Office of the General Council
999 E. St NW
Washington, DC 20463
A few links between 527 and DNC:
"The Democratic Party is partnering with MoveOn.org, People for the American Way, Campaign for America's Future, and dozens of other groups representing millions of Americans to organize a massive public mobilization. On Wednesday, May 14, join us by calling and emailing your representatives in Congress to let them know that the majority of Americans oppose more irresponsible tax cuts that go overwhelmingly to the wealthiest sliver of Americans."
"The East Bay for Kerry/MoveOn House party on December 7th combined the forces of two grass-roots organizations based in San Francisco East Bay Area." Attended by Teresa Heinz-Kerry
"Nov 13, 2003
The DNC is also conducting a major petition drive in partnership with MoveOn.org. More than 310,000 Americans have signed the petition to protect our courts \97 with more than 172,000 of those signatures coming in the past 36 hours. The petition calls on Bush and the Republicans to stop nominating judges that are out of step with mainstream Americans and praising the Democrats for standing up for their rights."
DNC Chief Operating Officer Josh Wachs (left), Senator Leahy, and Zack Exley from Moveon.org pose with the more than 310,000 signatures.
CNN.com - Kerry hires online chief from MoveOn - Apr 7, 2004
... Zach Exley, the director of special projects for the MoveOn PAC, is going to the Kerry campaign to become its director of online communications and organization
DNC partnering with Moveon.org \96 paid for by DNC
A letter to MoveOn members from John Kerry
Young Democrats of America - Create "Alliance" With Moveon.Org
National Democrat Headquarters Site Links to Moveon.Org
Virginia Democrat District HQ - Promotes Moveon.Org
"Help us as we make calls to swing state voters. Spearheaded by MoveOn.org, you will need to bring your cell phone, as the premise of the call party is to use free weekend minutes and cell long distance to call swing state voters. Calling will take place from 5-7 pm. Follow this link to sign up for the phone banking party: http://action.moveon.org/phone/selectmtg.html?event_ids=3041"
So when will the Bush people file a complaint with the FEC over this?
Well in that case, I win the bet because he collected the phone call toll from us.
A large portion of the American electorate do not think for themselves. These are the ones that provide a fertile field for the likes of Kerry.
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