The Ship of State...

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    <center><h2><a href=http://news.independent.co.uk/low_res/story.jsp?story=557726&host=3&dir=70>New dirt thrown in squabble over candidates' war records</a></h2></center>

    <blockquote>By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles

    The controversy over John Kerry's Vietnam War record looked set yesterday to escalate into a duel between the two competing presidential campaigns, after new, unflattering details emerged about George Bush's much questioned National Guard service in Texas and Alabama in 1971-72.

    The widow of one of the Bush family's closest confidants of the period alleged that the reason the young Mr Bush was transferred to Alabama was that his drunken, boorish behaviour was becoming a political liability for his father - who was serving as US ambassador to the United Nations - and the family was keen to get him out of Texas.

    Linda Allison said she never once saw him in uniform in Alabama, despite the Bush family's protestations to the contrary. Instead, he was attached to the Republican Senate campaign that her husband Jimmy was running. Corroborating earlier first-hand accounts, she said George W would sleep in late after all-night benders, arrive at the office around noon and leave early.

    On election night, when it became clear that the campaign to unseat the incumbent Democratic senator, John Sparkman failed, Ms Allison said she encountered Mr Bush urinating on a car in the campaign parking lot. She later heard that he had yelled obscenities at police officers.

    Ms Allison's account, which she gave to the online magazine Salon.com, was one of a number of indications of a backlash against the President after weeks of attacks on Senator Kerry's Vietnam War record by a group of ardent pro-Bush Republicans calling themselves Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.</blockquote>

    Like the proverbial turd in a punchbowl, the sordid truth of Dubbyuh's "war years" floats to the surface. Yessiree folks, this is the man who want to steer the ship of state. The only problem is he's about to gut the ship on the reefs of the real world rather than sail on the seas of his ETOH impaired vision of the world. Twenty plus years of alcohol abuse leaves a permanent mark on one's cognitive abilities, as Dubbyuh so readily demonstrates. It's time to throw the cap'n overboard and get a steady hand at the helm.
     
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    Ya know Bully, this is a losing issue. No matter your take on GW, there is nothing to say he's been 'drinking' for quite a period of time. You think 'damage done' but many would disagree. Do you really want to keep dwelling on Kerry's war record? The Swiftee's? Wouldn't you all rather move onto more recent history, such as Kerry's Senate record? GW's record as Gov? or President?
     
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    And once again, it's a "he said, she said, they said". No proof.

    pulit... your earlier attempts at distorting/slandering the Prez's military have been lame, as is this one, and no doubt all your subsequent ones will be.

    Do you need a time out? You seem to be a little over the top.
     
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    What's to slander? You call the truth a lie and a lie the truth...Big Brother is watching you. As for Dubbyuh's record, it'll be interesting to watch the fur fly after Ben Barnes has his say this Sunday.
     
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    Bully, you are ignoring me? :cry:
     
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    there is one problem. there is NO TANGIBLE PROOF that this whole crock of shit is true. How do you know that this bitch didn't make it up? You must believe everything BAD written about Bush. But then again, you want to believe it's true. Your case is despirate and transparent.
     
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    Right..... I get it. One unknown woman somebody dug up and coached what to say is going to blow the top off everything.... riiiiiiiiiight.

    But 264 SWIFT BOAT VETS don't mean shit. You liberals are fucking hysterical.
     
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    so what if it is true? i really don't care. Bush is the right man at the right time so go "F" yourself!
     
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    Both parties need to get beyong what happened 35 years ago and debate the issues at hand. With Dubbyuh's dismal record of failure behind him...Well, lets just say he'll get beaten like a gong in that arena. So the GOP slings mud, wraps itself in the flag and claims God has sent them on a mission...Sounds rather like a bad comedy.
     
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    Testy...Aren't we.
     

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