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Yeah, and your point is…?“I'm not a fan of Michael Moore and this just sounds like the same crap to me from the other side.”
Null point RC, do you really think that the people clambering for the release of GWB’s records were card carrying Republicans who wanted to evaluate his record before deciding to vote for him?” Its easy to say that all Kerry has to do is release his military records but would that make you vote for him? If I knew the truth about GWB would I vote for him?”
This issue might be more serious than it appears to be, an old vet simply elaborating on a war story or inflating his service record.”The Kerry campaign first asserted that the Massachusetts senator never said that he was in Cambodia, only that he was near the country. But when presented with a copy of the Congressional Record and asked about Kerry's letter in the Boston Herald, the campaign said it would come up with an explanation. After repeated phone calls, there was still no clarification.”
That was in 1996, I would have thought if the “re-enactment” quote was wrong then Kerry would have corrected it before now.” Consider this scene from a remarkable profile of Kerry published in the Boston Globe in October 1996, when Kerry was in a tough re-election battle.
Kerry told reporter Charles Sennott the oft-repeated story of the February 1969 firefight in which Kerry attacked the Viet Cong who ambushed his Swift boat.
Kerry won the Silver Star, as well as a Purple Heart, for his efforts.
But the story wasn’t about the firefight itself. It was also Kerry’s reaction to it.
The future senator was so “focused on his future ambitions,” Sennott reported, that he bought a Super-8 movie camera, returned to the scene, and re-enacted the skirmish on film.
It was that film, transferred to videotape, that Kerry played for Sennott.
“I’ll show you where they shot from. See? That’s the hole covered up with reeds,” Kerry said as he ran the tape in slow motion.
Kerry told Sennott that his decision to re-enact the fight on film was no big deal — “just something I did, no great meaning to it.” But it’s clear that the old movie is a huge deal.
“Through hours of watching the films in the den of his newly renovated Beacon Hill mansion, it becomes apparent that these are memories and footage he returns to often,” Sennott wrote.
“Kerry jumps repeatedly from the couch to adjust the Sony large-screen TV in his home entertainment center, making sure the picture is clear, the color correct. He fast forwards, rewinds and freeze-frames the footage. His running commentary — vivid, sometimes touching, sometimes self-serving — never misses a beat.”.
Like I said, this just nudges my personal “yuck” needle pretty high on the meter."Kerry carried a home movie camera to record his exploits for later viewing," charges a naval officer in the upcoming book UNFIT FOR COMMAND.
"Kerry would revisit ambush locations for reenacting combat scenes where he would portray the hero, catching it all on film. Kerry would take movies of himself walking around in combat gear, sometimes dressed as an infantryman walking resolutely through the terrain. He even filmed mock interviews of himself narrating his exploits. A joke circulated among Swiftees was that Kerry left Vietnam early not because he received three Purple Hearts, but because he had recorded enough film of himself to take home for his planned political campaigns.".
...so much for 'full disclosureOriginally posted by Haggis:
My original posit remains
MUSICAL HIJACK!!Originally posted by Nicole Marie:
Can we stop with these posts? Please? As I;ve said before... we each have our opinions, we each are going to vote one way or the other in Nov.
It's getting old now. Even for me and that says a lot.
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