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08/05/2004: A telling comparison....

Melanie Matson at Just a Bump in the Beltway presents an interesting point/counterpoint: two articles about campaign appearances by the two candidates:

John Kerry: has hecklers in his audience; Kerry and his wife (introducing her husband) actually trade barbs with the pro-Bush hecklers.

George W. Bush: restricts attendance at his rallies to his own supporters, and herds protesters into "free speech zones" located as far away as he can arrange.

There's only one conclusion you can make, and you can make it either by comparing these campaign vignettes, or by comparing their military service (or in Bush's case, his "military service").

John Kerry has balls. George W. Bush is a craven coward.

Or to borrow a turn of phrase from Ahnuld, George W. Bush is a girlie man.

In fact, because I'm a glutton for punishment who wants to wallow in his own insignificance for a bit, I'm going to propose a new Google-bomb. You can guess where that link to girlie man goes. Let's see if anyone else picks up on it. I'm betting not....

But I'm used to being a nobody.

Len on 08.05.04 @ 11:45 AM CST


Replies: 8 comments

on Thursday, August 5th, 2004 at 12:03 PM CST, rlrr said

I'll pick it up...

on Thursday, August 5th, 2004 at 12:59 PM CST, mike hollihan said

So, when John Edwards appeared on Beale Street yesterday, where you had to have a printed ticket from the campaign to get in, where they took all signs before you entered the designated zone and only let you carry one of their own pre-printed signs, where they blocked off publicly- and City-owned public space that your taxes and mine pay for, that makes John Edwards a girlie-man too?

A Breck girlie-man?

on Thursday, August 5th, 2004 at 2:01 PM CST, Len Cleavelin said

Finally got a rise out of you, Mike? I was worried you'd taken sick or something.

Since you read the Memphis papers so I don't have to, I hadn't heard that, but if it's true I'll concede the point and won't object if you want to apply the term to Edwards.

So is the Kerry mockery page becoming the Kerry-Edwards mockery page soon?

on Thursday, August 5th, 2004 at 8:19 PM CST, Gooseneck said

Girlie Man... I was thinking So Taguchi.

on Thursday, August 5th, 2004 at 10:03 PM CST, mike hollihan said

Actually, i saw that on ABC24 Wednesday night. And I have a new blog post, too! Woo!! :-)

I didn't even mention that the folks who got their tickets from the Internet Kerry/Edwards site weren't allowed in at all!

on Sunday, August 15th, 2004 at 4:56 PM CST, Jeremy said

I picked it up.

on Monday, August 16th, 2004 at 2:07 AM CST, Shaula Evans said

Always happy to pitch in and help with a google bomb for a good cause. :)

on Thursday, August 26th, 2004 at 11:12 AM CST, rlrr said

Looks like it's getting somewhere with search.yahoo.com.

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