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Tejanocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:55 PM
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You can bet Dennis won't use Bhutto's tragic assassination as an opportunity to push his campaign.
Of course, I'm not opposed candidate statements of sympathy and regret, but I'm sickened by those campaigns and supporters who couldn't wait for her body to cool before they began excitedly spinning this tragedy as a campaign opportunity.

Am I alone in this reaction?

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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:56 PM
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1. Love that picture of Dennis! nt
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:57 PM
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2. You are not alone. n/t
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ginchinchili Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:58 PM
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3. Actually, it's only appropriate for all the candidates to speak on this issue.
Does the reason why need to be explained?
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 01:59 PM
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4. Everybody kinda gave the same statement...
except for Rudy.

Even Bush kept it tame today.
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MNDemNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 02:01 PM
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5. Dennis doesn't have to. He's on the right(left) side on ALL the issues.
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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 02:02 PM
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6. hello?
http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20071227/pl_usnw/statement_on_the_death_of_benazir_bhutto_from_presidential_candidate_dennis_kucinich

MANCHESTER, N.H., Dec. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Democratic Presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich issued the following statement this morning after hearing the news of the assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto:


This is a very dangerous moment for the world. Prime Minister Bhutto represented the forces of reform and the hope for an end to repression in a troubled region, and her death is a major loss to those efforts.


This terrible tragedy also underscores the need for the United States to adopt a new foreign policy toward the entire region because our current policy is all wrong. Our interference in the internal affairs of Pakistan has opened wide the doors of repression and violence. At this very moment, we should be working with leaders of the region to convene a meeting at the highest levels to begin a new effort towards stabilization and peace.


The United States must take a new direction in Pakistan and throughout the region. I met her several times, both in Washington and New York. She was deeply and genuinely dedicated to Pakistan. This is a tragic loss.


SOURCE Kucinich for President 2008
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Tejanocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 11:30 PM
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9. There is nothing wrong with praising Benazir Bhutto, but the way some say "this is a reason to vote
for me" is gag inducing.

We all know who is worst about this shameless conduct, of course, but he's not alone in this misdeed.
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chascarrillo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 02:08 PM
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7. But you will for him.
Classy.

(But see reply above where Kucinich did in fact release a statement. Oops. Spin away.)
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-27-07 02:12 PM
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8. Dennis????
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