Rip Van Winkle Campaign—Kerry Asleep for Twenty Years

Captain Ed is at the national convention of the RNC, and overheard a great item from Ken Mehlman of the Bush Campaign:

Here's the thing. If you spent the last twenty years raising taxes, voting 350 times for higher taxes, and you spent the last twenty years voting against the weapons systems that were the key to winning the cold war, that are key to winning the war on terror, you missed three out of four Intelligence Committee meetings, then voted to pull five billion dollars out of intelligence; when you say that a girl in school need parental consent to get [unintelligible] but not for an abortion—if that's your record, you'd also run from it.
From the beginning, their campaign has been the one where the last twenty years didn't happen, [they're] going to talk about thirty-five years ago, because you can't defend the last twenty years. It's the Rip Van Winkle campaign—they've been asleep for the past twenty years.

These days I'd suspect the “unintelligible” part was “aspirin.” but certainly not “a condom.”

Josh Poulson

Posted Monday, Aug 30 2004 01:55 PM

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