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Month: October 2004

October 27, 2004
Spinning in Their Graves

President Bush, in his latest cynical act of political whoredom, is pursuing swing state Democratic voters by invoking the heroic words of Democrat heroes past, and finding John Kerry wanting in comparison: "The party of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman and John Kennedy is rightly remembered for confidence and resolve in times of war and […]

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October 26, 2004
Trifecta: Fiascos and Frauds in Iraq and Afghanistan

Even in Iraq, when it rains, it pours. Examples of the Bush administration's staggering blunders and clumsy cover-ups are coming fast and furious as election day approaches. Each new revelation only serves to highlight the administration's incompetence, denial and deceit: 1. The Missed Zarqawi Opportunity As The American Prospect details, the Bush White House rejected […]

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October 25, 2004
Is the Pope Catholic?

While President Bush continues his cynically transparent effort to court American Catholic voters, some U.S. bishops are doing his dirty work for him. A group of American bishops, backed by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in the Vatican, proclaimed that pro-choice politicians should not receive Communion. Others […]

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October 22, 2004
Osso Bushco

Add one more foreign leader publicly announcing his support for the reelection of George Bush. The ethically challenged media mogul and Italian Prime Minister Sylvio Berlusconi added his voice to Bush's overseas amen corner. "We hope and believe that the next president will again be Bush." He might want to check with his countrymen, for […]

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October 20, 2004
The Axis of Evil Endorses W

Foreign leaders continue to line up behind George Bush in the 2004 election. Joining Russia's nascent czar Vladimir Putin as a W endorser is Hasan Rowhani, head of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran's top security decision-making body. Unlike Bush, this leader from the Axis of Evil spoke seemed to speak honestly: "We haven't seen […]

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October 20, 2004
Bush's Foreign Endorsements: 2000 Flashback

Speaking of foreign leaders supporting W for President, who could forget the ringing endorsement of Canadian Prime Minister Jean Poutine in March of 2000: "Prime Minister Jean Poutine said he wouldn't endorse any candidate in this election, now he says he believes George W. Bush is the man to lead the free world into the […]

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October 20, 2004
Bush's Foreign Endorsements

Back in the spring, conservatives thundered against John Kerry when he mentioned in passing that many foreign leaders had confided to him that they wanted to see him replace George Bush as President. Now, those same conservatives have remained silent as Russian president Vladimir Putin endorsed Bush's reelection this week. Putin, the one-time KGB chief […]

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October 14, 2004
Three More Strikes for W

In addition to the three pastings inflicted on him by John Kerry, President Bush a day after the final debate faces a trifecta of bad economic news: 1. A record Federal budget deficit of $413 billion. 2. A large increase in the number of first time jobless claims to 352,000. 3. The second highest monthly […]

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October 14, 2004
Three Strikes and You're Out

The last presidential debate is over and the results are in. It is a clear three-peat for John Kerry. Unfortunately for Furious George, his most memorable line of the night ("Gosh, I just don't think I ever said I'm not worried about Osama bin Laden.") was also a blatant lie. Nothing unusual there, of course. […]

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October 7, 2004
George Bush: Mr. Personality?

On the eve of Friday's town hall presidential debate in St. Louis, much has been made of George Bush's "likability advantage." Seemingly plain, folksy and approachable, Bush is portrayed as the kind of guy you'd want to have a beer with. No doubt, this gives W a big advantage in Friday's town hall format. In […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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