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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:58 PM
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Kerry: As President I will not be the last to know in my command.
On CNN live NOW.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:59 PM
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1. Accountability will be a hallmark of his presidency.
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lovedems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:00 PM
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3. I think he has found his "theme".
Edited on Thu May-06-04 01:02 PM by lovedems
Woo-Hoo!

He is totally going to capitalize on the mistakes of this administration and it is going to be great. When the pubs start accusing him of politizing a tradgedy, you will know they are pissed that he is beating them at their own game. You know they would jump all over this if a democrat were in office!

Go Kerry!
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Bjornsdotter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:06 PM
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11. YES!!!!
Hi,

I thought the same thing....Kerry finally found his home! Let's hope it sticks.

Cheers,
Kim
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:26 PM
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20. Okay, As A Wes Clark Fan... I Have To Point Out It Was His Campaign Theme
"A Higher Standard of Leadership".
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Selwynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:07 PM
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36. And that's why I supported him :D
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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:43 PM
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30. Very similar to Jimmy Carter's "I will not lie to you..."
...in the wake of Richard Nixon.
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Selwynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:13 PM
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16. I think this is a GREAT THEME!
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frank frankly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:00 PM
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2. FUCK YES!
these BushCo MONSTERS must go down. I don't know that we can last another 6 months with these lunatics.

GREAT WORK, JK!!!!
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:00 PM
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4. Drat; beat me to it; feel free to lock my thread, mods...
That was a great little moment in history; I hope it get some play.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:01 PM
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6. heh...we have the same ear for these things.
;))))
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:01 PM
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5. lol that's great
Jon Stewart played a clip of him the other day that wasn't too flattering. I hope he plays this clip too.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:02 PM
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7. CNN cut him off FAST.
Only two minutes.
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Jane Austin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:11 PM
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15. Two minutes?
I frequently transfer clips from TiVo onto DVDs.

The pols usually get 5 minutes. Scarborough actually gave Wes Clark 9 minutes to talk about getting out of Iraq back in March.

I've never seen one that was only two minutes.
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sadiesworld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:29 PM
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38. Hell, Scarborough is picking the General's brain for Bushco.
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:03 PM
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8. Great line.
He should really play on the responsibility/accountability angle, IMO!
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:03 PM
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9. I love John Kerry
He found his theme. Good leadership means you know what is happening and respond immediately.
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KayLaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:05 PM
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10. One would hope so
Cluelessness should be a criticism for a president, but for Bush it's often used as an excuse.
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:10 PM
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13. Yes. Convenient that Bush doesn't like to read reports more than 1 page
long. That way he can ALWAYS claim ignorance.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:07 PM
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12. He Looks & Sounds So Presidential
but then he probably looks Presidential even when using the water closet.

:)
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THUNDER HANDS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:38 PM
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25. question
what's a water closet? :)
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:58 PM
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32. a bathroom
if you really didn't know, can't tell if that was sarcasm??
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RummyTheDummy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:10 PM
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14. This is a great issue for Kerry
While everyone knows he voted to give Bush authority to go to war, obviously he didn't sign on for what appears to be rampant prisoner abuse.

He can hammer and hammer away at this all day.
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MI Cherie Donating Member (682 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:20 PM
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17. Great message!
Accountability ... Responsibility ... Credibility ...

What a striking difference!
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cjbuchanan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:24 PM
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18. Go Kerry
That's a direct, clear, strong message, good for him.
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CWebster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:26 PM
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19. But Bush knew
How could he not know? There were already 3 investigations and the Red cross was making loud noises.

It wasn't about not knowing.It was about you not finding out what was commonplace.
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botchan Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:33 PM
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22. He learned from Daddy
...Former CIA head new nothing about Iran-Contra... Dubya says, "Daddy played dumb and got away with it, I am dumb, so I can get away with it..."
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WFF Donating Member (277 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:37 PM
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24. Remember that SNL skit?
Dana Carvey was playing Bush I teaching W (Will Farrel) how to avoid telling the truth and get around the questions.
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botchan Donating Member (160 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:40 PM
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27. YES!!! So fitting :)
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:36 PM
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23. Look at this thread in DU. HE KNEW.
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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:28 PM
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21. This is so excellent.
sooooooo presidential.
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jackstraw45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:39 PM
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26. EXCELLENT LINE
Needs to use that in a commercial...
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rumguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:41 PM
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28. Now THAT is a good line!
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LizW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:41 PM
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29. Oh thank god!
That's a PERFECT message! "As President, I will not be the last to know..."

It portrays Kerry's strength, while summing up Bush's weakness (or dishonesty, whichever way you want to go).

I hope they are working on a tv commercial with this theme TODAY.
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Generator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:49 PM
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31. Yes yes yes
Hey Dumbya: accountablity is another word for being repsonsible for those below you, around you, and YOU.

It's what real leaders do.
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Oddman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:59 PM
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33. Love it!!
Kerry should pick it up and run with it!!!!!




Im sorry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .that we got caught!
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:04 PM
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34. Responsibility
That is *key.* It goes to honesty, integrity, courage, humility, and self-discipline, as well as Basic Intelligence.

I think another campaign theme should be: Intelligence Matters. We have an administration that doesn't read reports, forgets things, says "I didn't know" in response to every issue from 9/11 to WMDs to tortures; and a president who needs things read and explained to him, who can barely read through a speech, who cannot deal with questions from reporters let alone the public....

I think the slam that Kerry is "boring" should be met with the truth that he is smart and that it matters, as the past few years of this incompetence should have taught us.
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liveoaktx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:06 PM
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35. This, finally, has some legs and weight as a theme
add in the Bad Ceo theme.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:18 PM
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37. Line of the Century from Kerry!!
the clip on Inside Politics today, that is the message people....hammer it home!! Bu$h is in WAY over his head. He's incompetent.

I just sent an email to the Kerry campaign, it was so moving.

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Killarney Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:42 PM
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39. AWESOME! I hope the news whores play that line tonight.
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LittleApple81 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 03:44 PM
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40. Maybe, maybe CBS. The others will pretend it did not happen or discuss
the bicycle accident.
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KittyWampus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 07:15 PM
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48. Me Too!
:)
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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:03 PM
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41. Campaign Commercial
Edited on Thu May-06-04 04:05 PM by dave29
Clip of Bush:

"I want to restore honor and dignity to the White House"

cut to Bush at Press Conference asked about ever making mistakes...
leave for entire uncomfortable answer.

cut to clips of Bush passing Buck, newspaper clips of administration in disarray.

cut to pictures of Iraqi torture victims.

Voice Over: "Bush promised to restore honor and dignity, but he forgot the first step is ACCOUNTABILITY. We need REAL leadership in the White House".

John Kerry: "as President, I will not be the last to know."
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:41 PM
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44. Great idea.
Send it...they'll listen.
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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:42 PM
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45. is there a good email addy
to send to?
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:55 PM
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46. Best bet is to
PM PeteNYC here at DU. He can give you the best directions.
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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 05:00 PM
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47. thx
:)
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dave29 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:29 PM
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42. kick
it on up
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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:39 PM
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43. awesome!
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