Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Does Anybody Know John Kerry?

In what is perhaps the most bizarre story of the presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee posted on their web site that John Kerry is the former Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. This pronouncement came as news to Bob Kerrey, the former Democratic senator from Nebraska, who did serve as the Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Alerted to the issue, the DNC quickly took down news releases and other postings from their website last Friday, August 13th. Said Kerry campaign spokesman Michael Meehan, "John Kerry, Bob Kerrey - similar names". Apparently, the DNC doesn't even know the Democratic candidate for president. Had they studied the record more closely, they would have seen that Kerry missed 75% of the committee's public hearings during his tenure from 1993 until 2001. Do they really believe that a man who only made 25% of the committee public hearings is qualified to be Vice Chairman?

More importantly, does America believe that a man who distorted his military record, failed to show up for work more than half the time this year, and who is unknown even to his own political party, is qualified to be President of the United States?

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