neljapäev, mai 13, 2004

As Long As We're Talking About the Bush Campaign Lying...

And again I ask, why does anyone believe anything in campaign ads?

One more:

The ad said the vehicle was “made in Michigan,” and campaign spokespeople stood in front of the General Dynamics headquarters there asking if Kerry cared about the site’s 1,200 jobs.

Wrong state.

Wrong company.

While General Dynamics makes some fine weapons systems, it doesn’t manufacture the Bradley.

The editorial also notes the extreme dishonesty of Bush's claims regarding Kerry's defense spending votes, although it doesn't acknowledge that Cheney supported many of the cuts Kerry did. There's a nice little plug for Factcheck.org in there too, which really is a great little nonpartisan resource.

And the editorial ends with this little bit of wishful thinking:

Give us a spirited, honest campaign that focuses on issues without distortion or character assassination.

I want to second that notion, but this all reminds me the press conference in The American President where Michael Douglas says "We have serious problems to solve, and we need serious men to solve them. And whatever your particular problem is, friend, I promise you, Bob Rumson is not the least bit interested in solving it. He is interested in two things and two things only: Making you afraid of it and telling you who's to blame for it." Only, you know, with George W. Bush instead of Bob Rumson.

My point is, with what's at stake in this election, don't the American people deserve better than this from their president?

(link via Atrios)

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