Coors Official's Kerry Quip Draws Fire

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    denver (ap) - democrats are furious about a statement by republicans saying that comparing one of their candidates to presidential candidate john kerry would be worse than comparing someone to the ku klux klan.

    the dispute started when the new york times inadvertently published a photo of republican senate candidate pete coors above a story about a kkk member who murdered a black sharecropper. the times published a correction saturday.

    cinamon watson, spokeswoman for coors, said the error was "so outrageous it's kind of funny. it could have been worse. pete could have been identified as john kerry."

    chris gates, chairman of the colorado democratic party, demanded an apology. he said democrats are "out there campaigning positively on the issues, and the republicans can't help but resort to the lowest level of insult and name-calling."

    kerry spokesman phil singer said the comment was "the kind of thing people hate about politics." coors, head of the coors brewing empire, is seeking the republican nomination to fill the seat being vacated by republican sen. ben nighthorse campbell, who is retiring.


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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   menetopali
    it could have been even worse...

    the Times could have identified Coors as a Liberal and Klansman...

    Sen. Robert Byrd, D-WV
  4. by   donmurray
    Cinamon Watson? Ben Nighthorse Campbell? What were their parents thinking?
  5. by   nurseunderwater
    Quote from donmurray
    Ben Nighthorse Campbell?
    he's a conservative republican native american.....
  6. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Quote from menetopali
    it could have been even worse...

    the Times could have identified Coors as a Liberal and Klansman...

    Sen. Robert Byrd, D-WV

    Lol! There reps keep digging to find some dirt of Kerry, but they keep coming up empty handed. I guess they are getting pretty desperate to resort to this crap.


    Bush out the door in '04!
  7. by   menetopali
    Helllllo Nurse,

    first, i'm not a republican, i'm an independent. check some of my other posts or my bio for clarification.

    second, the facts are accurate. Sen. Robert Byrd joined the KKK in the 1930's (Newsmax.com 9/27/02) and “There are white ******s. I've seen a lot of white ******s in my time. I'm going to use that word.” -Senator Robert C. Byrd (Fox News Sunday 3/4/01. Sen. Robert Byrd is a Liberal in the true tax-and-spend to bring home pork. This is why the U.S. Coast Guard built a brand new facility almost 100 miles from the coast.

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