9-11 Commission Shocker



  1. Bush speaks while Cheney drinks glass of water.
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  3. by   Mkue
    Mr. Cheney drinks water, during his excellent speech in Missouri this week, Mr. Cheney drank bottled water during applause and standing ovations.

    cute picture
  4. by   pickledpepperRN
    http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansas...8527290.htm?1c
    Posted on Tue, Apr. 27, 2004

    Cheney's Missouri talk

    The Associated Press

    FULTON, Mo.-Vice President Dick Cheney questioned on Monday whether John Kerry was fit to serve as president in a time of war.

    Cheney spoke at Westminster College, where Winston Churchill in 1946 warned against the "Iron Curtain" of communism.

    "The senator from Massachusetts has given us ample grounds to doubt the judgment and the attitude he brings to bear on vital issues of national security," Cheney said.

    Later, the college's president told his campus he was so "surprised and disappointed" about Cheney's attacks on Kerry that he is inviting the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to visit for a reply.
    Cheney's spokeswoman, Nicolle Devenish, replied that the speech was always intended as a "campaign message event."

    Cheney said that Kerry had wavered on his commitment to ousting Saddam Hussein as well as his view of the Persian Gulf War coalition built by President Bush's father in the 1990s.
    He mocked Kerry's contradictory explanations of his own foreign policies and said Kerry has voted to cut U.S. intelligence spending.

    Westminster College President Fletcher Lamkin told The Associated Press that Cheney's staff approached him last week about using Westminster as the backdrop "for a major foreign policy address. Nothing was said about a stump speech."

    In a campuswide e-mail after the speech, Lamkin wrote: "I must admit that I was surprised and disappointed that Mr. Cheney chose to step off the high ground and resort to Kerry-bashing for a large portion of his speech."

    Devenish said it was unfortunate if the speech came as a surprise to Lamkin, the students or the faculty.
    "It was a major foreign policy address," she said, "and it's my understanding that the college was made aware that Senator Kerry's different views on foreign policy would be mentioned throughout."
    Lamkin told the AP "we would be naive not to think there would be some politics in an address during an election year, so no, we were not duped." But he added: "The second half of the speech was all about politics and a political stump speech and in that respect it was disappointing."
    Kerry spokesman Bill Burton said the campaign received Lamkin's e-mail and would consider a visit to Westminster, located in the center of a presidential battleground state.

    In his speech, Cheney compared the decisions the White House has had to make in the war on terrorism to the choices faced by President Harry S. Truman in the aftermath of World War II. He portrayed Kerry as a wobbly politician who could not be counted on to tackle such huge issues.
  5. by   nekhismom
    well, at least both parties are going to get a chance to equally bash one another in the same place and way, right???
  6. by   maureeno
    compare Bush to Truman??
    Truman did not give tax breaks to the rich
    he had them help pay!!!

    AND he was the guy who said
    'the buck stops here'
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    rock on, maureen!
  8. by   Gomer
    Quote from mkue
    Mr. Cheney drinks water, during his excellent speech in Missouri this week, Mr. Cheney drank bottled water during applause and standing ovations.

    cute picture

    And then the President of the school issued a statement both public (on TV) and private (e-mail to the students, facility, etc.) disavowing of Cheney's speech which was suppose to be on foreign policy and in reality was Kerry bashing. Kerry was then invited to give a speech (this Friday, I believe) as a rebutal to Cheney.
  9. by   Mkue
    Quote from Gomer
    And then the President of the school issued a statement both public (on TV) and private (e-mail to the students, facility, etc.) disavowing of Cheney's speech which was suppose to be on foreign policy and in reality was Kerry bashing. Kerry was then invited to give a speech (this Friday, I believe) as a rebutal to Cheney.
    I listened to the entire speech, Mr. Cheney didn't mention Mr. Kerry's name until well into 3/4 of the speech and everything VP Cheney said was true, it was an awesome speech standing ovations and applause throughout.

    Actually when VP Cheney talked about Mr. Kerry it was related to Mr. Kerry's mistaken foreign policy agenda. It was a very classy speech without name calling.

    Maybe 1/2 of the college is liberal and the other half conservative? I don't know, the college has every right to ask Mr. Kerry to come and speak. I hope his speech is also televised, I'd like to see it.
  10. by   Mkue
    Quote from maureeno
    compare Bush to Truman??
    Truman did not give tax breaks to the rich
    he had them help pay!!!

    AND he was the guy who said
    'the buck stops here'
    I got a tax refund and I'm not rich. I used mine to fuel the economy
  11. by   maureeno
    the Bush tax cuts give
    52% of the total to the richest 1%
    average income $1.5 million
    http://www.ctj.org/html/gwb0602.htm

    meanwhile we are now a debtor nation
    tax cuts funded by debt

    and guess what??
    60% of Americans say the tax cut did not help them
    49% would have rather we reduced the deficit
    and 75% would have preferred a jobs program to the 2003 tax cuts
    http://money.cnn.com/2004/04/15/news...ion_moneypoll/
  12. by   sbic56
    Quote from mkue
    I got a tax refund and I'm not rich. I used mine to fuel the economy
    I am just trying to figure out how does Bush do that long distance ventriloquist act with you like that. I guess he isn't as dumb as we think.
  13. by   fergus51
    I laughed so hard when I saw this picture... It's just too perfect. There have been a few political cartoons poking fun at it with Cheney saying things like "And for my next trick...."
  14. by   Elenaster

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