GEORGE "DUBYA" AND HIS ATTROCIOUS BEHAVIOR
| RICHARD M. SCAIFE | DICK ARMEY
| BOB BARR | GARY BAUER | DAN BURTON
PAT ROBERTSON | ADOLPH COORS | JAMES DOBSON | JERRY FALWELL
TOM DELAY | CHRISTIAN RECONSTRUCTIONISTS
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"There ought to be limits
QUOTE OF THE MONTH: "If you don't think it's a gamble to put a man in the White House who
believes we should have guns in church, who thinks the Taliban is a rock band, who was
such a failure as a businessman that his company was nicknamed "El-Busto," who
wants to turn our Social Security system into a Wall Street boiler room, who can't name a
single thing he disagrees with Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson on, who smeared a bona fide
hero named John McCain, and whose principle policy proposal is to give America's surplus
to the idle rich in the form of a $1.3 trillion tax cut, you're either nuts or a
INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR FOR A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE?
BEHAVIOR ONE. LYING TO PUBLIC ABOUT DRINKING PROBLEM. Bush made a statement to the news media that he has not taken a drink of alchohol since 1986. Contrary evidence is a video interview at a wedding for Jamie Weiss, the daughter of Dubya's close friends Mike and Nancy Weiss. George W. Bush, seems to be the life of the party--despite his July 1986 vow to never again drink liquor and the statement he made to the public that he hasn't.
In fact, judging by his rambling performance in this 1992 wedding video excerpt, the GOP nominee's frat boy kookiness seems to have survived intact after he claimed to quit drinking cold turkey. The video was shot at the August 29, 1992 wedding of Jamie Weiss, the daughter of Dubya's close friends Mike and Nancy Weiss. Mike, a Lubbock, Texas lawyer and CPA, was Bush's campaign chairman during his first political race (an unsuccessful 1978 congressional bid) and was one of the Texas governor's earliest political appointments. Nancy, also a Bush appointee, had a prime speaking slot on the final night of the recent Republican convention.
She told the crowd, "I wish you could see how he
reaches out to people, teasing those who can take it and protecting those who can't."
BEHAVIOR TWO - LYING TO THE PUBLIC BY SAYING THAT HIS
CAMPAIGN WAS GOING TO BE CLEAN AND ABOVE REPROACH - THAT HIS CAMPAIGN WOULD NOT ENGAGE IN
NEGATIVE ADS. Obviously Mr. Bush has different
standard which he applies to different people. We were first dismayed at the news
that George W. Bush had called New York Times reporter Adam Clymer "a major-league
"Asshole" (should asshole be capitalized?) It caused quite a stir among
the news media and not all of them even used the word in their reporting.
Dubya's comment came before the reporter he denigrated
had had a chance to carry out his Monday assignment asking
Mr. Cheney why he had given such a piddling amount of his oil windfall to charity.
Now, on the matter of Negative Ads: Well that didn't take long. For those of you who believed George W. Bush's pledge to improve the tone of the campaign, the latest ad from the Republican National Committee will prove a disappointment. The first time Dubya's lead starts to shrink, his promise to elevate the tone of political discourse disappears. Just like his father, Dubya can't keep his campaign promises. The spot blasts Gore for "claiming to do things he didn't do." "There's Al Gore reinventing himself on television again," the female narrator says. "Like I'm not going to notice. Who's he gonna be today? The Al Gore who raises campaign money at a Buddhist temple? Or the one who now promises campaign finance reform?" The RNC put the ad on heavy rotation during the Labor Day weekend, hoping to poke more holes in Al Gore's credibility. The "Really" spot raised the eyebrows -- and lowered the expectations -- of several groups of voters.
This seems to be another pathetic attempt to avoid discussing any issues that might actually be relevant to voters. I'm not sure who has been advising the RNC and the Bush campaign on these ads, but they clearly have no understanding of how to talk to people through advertising. This ad smells of desperation but offers nothing in the way of telling me why Bush might be a better choice for president. And if we're going to have a campaign where the ads are focused on misstatements, I can hardly wait for the clips of Bush struggling to make a coherent sentence. Now that would be entertaining.
This ad seems to have two agendas: To reach out to female swing voters (note the TV in the kitchen and the female announcer), and to turn the public's attention away from issues, where Gore's positions are more popular than Bush's, and back to character.
It doesn't work. We already know that Gore has said and done some idiotic things, like possibly fundraising at a Buddhist temple or claiming credit for the Internet. By now we've factored that into our opinion of Gore. This ad looks backward; voters think about the present and the future.
Who likes such characterizations? With the possible exception of "Crossfire" viewers, not women and not men. What's most unfortunate is that this woman sounds like a female version of George Dubya when he gets all huffy about something. She sounds, to borrow a phrase, like a major-league asshole.
The real problem, though, was her attitude. All sarcasm and sneer, she sounds like a cross between Mary Matalin and Sue from "Survivor." "Another round of this and I'll sell my television," she whines. There goes her credibility.
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