September 27, 2004

ABBIE HOFFMAN SHOULD HAVE LIVED TO SEE THIS:

Strong Charges Set New Tone Before Debate (ADAM NAGOURNEY and ROBIN TONER, 9/27/04, NY Times)

A senior Kerry adviser, Joe Lockhart, laid out what Democrats said would most likely be another major theme for Mr. Kerry leading up to the debate, as he accused Mr. Bush of "using the war on terror as a political tool and a political weapon" in seeking to silence dissent. [...]

"There used to be a time when aiding and abetting the enemy was a treasonous offense," Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, said in an interview. "Now it's become a routine political charge."


If liberals had a sense of humor you'd swear this whole campaign was some kind of absurdist prank. First you have the spokesman for a major party presidential candidate telling the leading paper in the world that dissent is being stifled. Then you have Senator Durbin wondering not why aiding and abetting has become but why the charge has. Unfortunately, but necessarily, they appear not to get their own jokes.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 27, 2004 12:39 PM
Comments

Kerry should start his appearances with "Steal this speech!"

Posted by: Robert Duquette at September 28, 2004 6:56 AM
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