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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:08 PM
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What Will Be Kerry's Line of Defense When Rove Pulls This Out?
CNN's "Inside Politics" just ran a video clip of John Kerry at a campaign event where Kerry pretends to be smoking a joint. The tape was provided to CNN by the Republican National Committee, Judy Woodruff said. She didn't explain a lot about why CNN chose to run it, nor did she give much background about the tape.

But here's a description of the actual event from the CBS News reporter assigned to Kerry. It took place on Jan. 6 in Iowa, when Kerry was campaigning with his old friend Pete Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary.

"... aides were shaking their heads after a Yarrow-inspired scene turned out a little weird. At a house party thrown by Story County Democrats, Yarrow summoned Kerry to the living room where he had just started playing 'Puff the Magic Dragon.' At one point, as Yarrow sang the word 'puff,' Kerry quickly gestured as if he was smoking pot."



What response is he going to come up with when the War on Drugs gets brought up in a debate w/Bush, and he gets asked how he would explain that episode of cuteness to any parent who's trying to keep their kids off of MJ?
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:09 PM
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1. Break out the clip of George on the plane acting like a drunk
Edited on Fri Feb-13-04 02:10 PM by nothingshocksmeanymo
in Pelosi's daughter's film.
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Indiana_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:11 PM
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2. You mean this one?
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:17 PM
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10. bad link n/t
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Indiana_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:20 PM
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12. Sorry--I'll try again! n/t
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Indiana_Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:22 PM
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16. Try this link in a link....
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:24 PM
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19. link didn't work
bush-wedding-interview

Maybe this won't either. It should, if DU's squarebracket-equals-caret code works. It's a quicktime link.

To tell you the honest truth, that's the only time I've seen or heard Bushler sound like a human being with a sense of humor.
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:11 PM
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3. Do a gesture imitating Bush snorting coke
:)

I don't think this will get past the "so I acted silly at a party" stage. It wasn't a real joint, you know.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:15 PM
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9. Yes, I Know It Wasn't a Real Joint
Edited on Fri Feb-13-04 02:16 PM by Crisco
And I don't begrudge him any real joints he has smoked in the past. I don't have anything hard against MJ in general, but the simple fact is we're better off without the chemicals. 'Wink wink, nudge nudge' is not a helpful argument from someone who wants to fight the WoD, which, as Presidente, he'll be doing.
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:17 PM
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11. The "war on drugs"
Isn't exactly a big issue on American's minds this election, I don't think.


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fertilizeonarbusto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:21 PM
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13. If Kerry has any sense
he'll flush the War on Drugs and all its silly waste down the toilet, pronto. I'd rather spend the money of health care, education and catching OBL, thanks.
As to the oroginal post, I don't think Rove will go NEAR that video of Kerry. His boy did far worse things.
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:26 PM
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21. Rove has LOTS of sense, otoh, and he will use the tape.Who gave it to CNN?
One of Rove's stooges at the RNC. They have the tape and they're planning on using it. That's why it went on Judy Woodruff's show. Rove will not stop short of a smear just because it reflects bad on his bad boy. It'll be a free for all smear-all from last week till the Liberation.
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:28 PM
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23. mmm, when you edit to add words to your comment
After people replied to it, you really should make note of it:

added: "...which, as Presidente, he'll be doing."

Let Bush try to bring up drugs, I dare him.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:41 PM
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29. True. But bush has "found Jesus" and thus the Prodigal Son is forgiven
bush learned quickly that finding Jesus is like striking political gold.

:evilgrin:
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eileen_d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:11 PM
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4. How about "Lighten Up?"
Or "At least I was pretending... Dubya wasn't when he snorted coke."
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:12 PM
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5. RNC better not even go there
or we will drag out the 'white lines' of Bush.

Things'll get REAL ugly fast, I have no tolerance or sympathy for GWB, the former alky drug addict, who is nothing but a dry-drunk at best.
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fertilizeonarbusto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:22 PM
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14. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm glad someone else sees the dry-drunk in him.
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59millionmorons Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:13 PM
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6. This is old and this will get him more votes
Some people are trying to hard.
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:13 PM
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7. When will the shameless whores at CNN have the guts to stand up to the GOP
and tell them to take their gutter politics elsewhere--like Faux News!

They will absolutely repeat any rumor, no matter how scurrilous and baseless that comes in over the transom from the GOP "mean machine"--as Wes Clark dubbed them this morning when he endorsed John Kerry. Go, Wes!
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:14 PM
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8. Jeepers Crisco I dunno ....
maybe he should quit right now, huh?

I mean a gesture like that might make little Johnny become a herion addict because "I saw the president do that".

Thank God he wasn't picking his nose.
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Wickerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:22 PM
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15. You're right, he should punt now
wrap it in - this is horrible. Much worse than keeping your parachute straps on so that it creates a huge bunch in your crouch to artificially inflate your package - oh, and that while you are posing for a stunt in which you declare mission accomplished on an unjust war before the death toll even reaches half its US dead.

Glad CNN is focusing on the big picture.
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:23 PM
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17. Why would this require a 'line of defense'???
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:24 PM
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18. Congratulations on finding the most blatant non-issue yet.
How much dumber is it gonna get?
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:30 PM
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25. It's Only a Non-Issue if Rove Won't Use It
Can you imagine Rove not using it?
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:33 PM
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27. It's a non-issue because no one will care. It means nothing.
He mimed smoking a joint while listening to a song which we all know is a coy reference to drugs. He's not even suggesting that he ever smoked pot (which I'm sure he did). The public won't care.
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David Dunham Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:25 PM
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20. Even Clarence Thomas Admitted that He Smoked Pot
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:28 PM
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22. Clarence Thomas Didn't Mimic Toking for the Camera
Edited on Fri Feb-13-04 02:46 PM by Crisco
Did he?
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eileen_d Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:30 PM
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24. MIMIC-TOKEN-GATE!
:wow:
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incapsulated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:32 PM
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26. If he mimic's doing that, what else might he mimic?!
:scared:
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w4rma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:34 PM
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28. There is fickle stuff like this on all of the candidates.
I've said it over and over, and I'm saying it again.
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polmaven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:43 PM
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30. Split screen..
Kerry "smoking" nothing on one side, Bush in his flight suit in front of that banner on the Abraham Lincoln on the other. "Which is really more dangerous to the country"?
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papau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 02:43 PM
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32. Could we run Bush picking his nose one more time?
or wiping his hand on lady in front of him

or drunk at the 92 wedding

Judy, Judy, Judy......
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demnan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 03:56 PM
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33. You're just seeing a glint from one of the GOP's fangs
they haven't even got started yet.
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DoNotRefill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 04:02 PM
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34. That's REALLY stupid....
so now PRETENDING to smoke pot is bad? Jesus FUCKING Christ!!!

OK, the "I smoked but I didn't inhale" bit was weak and implausible. But PRETENDING to take a toke???

When I was a kid, I "pretended" to do all kinds of things. Hell, I'm still known to make "pretend" or "symbolic" finger gestures. Does this mean I really want to have sex with people I flip off?

That's ridiculous....
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