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    I also heard this mentioned on Fox News.

    July 31, 2004 -- SCRANTON, Pa. — John Kerry's heavily hyped cross-country bus tour stumbled out of the blocks yesterday, as a group of Marines publicly dissed the Vietnam War hero in the middle of a crowded restaurant.

    Kerry was treating running mate Sen. John Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth, to a Wendy's lunch in Newburgh, N.Y., for their 27th wedding anniversary — an Edwards family tradition — when the candidate approached four Marines and asked them questions.

    The Marines — two in uniform and two off-duty — were polite but curt while chatting with Kerry, answering most of his questions with a "yes, sir" or "no, sir."

    But they turned downright nasty after the Massachusetts senator thanked them "for their service" and left.
    "He imposed on us and I disagree with him coming over here shaking our hands," one Marine said, adding, "I'm 100 percent against [him]."

    A sergeant with 10 years of service under his belt said, "I speak for all of us. We think that we are doing the right thing in Iraq," before saying he is to be deployed there in a few weeks and is "eager" to go and serve.
    The Marines — all of whom serve at nearby Stewart Air Force Base — wouldn't give their names.
     
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    You just have to love how the press - that bastion of truth and accuracy -- decided that the Marines "turned downright nasty". What the hell do they consider nasty? I consider it a breach of etiquette for strangers to ask me questions as I dine. I consider it a breach of etiquette for a newspaper to report on my dinner conversations. And why should they give their names...I'm sure the ACLU (the organization the press fawns all over) would clearly defend their right not to give their names.

    They are such low-life pondscum. There, I said a word I refuse to use in real life but it's the only one that fits. They are sycophants of the highest order.
     
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    I picked up on that too. These guys were a hell of a lot more courteous and restrained than kerry deserved. That damn vulture saw another opportunity to use the military as a prop for his campaign. Personally, I resent the hell out of that.
     

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