Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What Was His Position In 2004?

Another friend of the Royal Court alerted me to a post by Christian Schneider at WPRI (who apparently was on Sykes Incite this past weekend), in which he takes umbrage with the Democratic Party pointing out John McSamePain's lack of effort and not voting on a bill to expand benefits to veterans. Schneider grumbles:

With Memorial Day approaching, I happened to catch this press release issued on Friday by the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
Its title:"John McCain Doesn't Support Wisconsin Troops and Veterans."

Honest to God - how dare they. Let me repeat - HOW DARE THEY.

When Rachel Strauch-Nelson (the contact person on the release) spends six years being beaten to within an inch of her life by the Vietnamese, then she may be qualified to even use the words "John McCain" in a press release. I understand that Barack Obama himself made this a talking point, but even he should be embarrassed about this ridiculous attack. It's even more embarrassing when it's made by a bunch of political hacks barely out of college.

Now, Schneider wasn't blogging in 2004, neither under his real name, nor his alias. But I can't help but agree with the reader when he (or she) wonders if Schneider shared the same disdain when Karl Rove and his cronies did their swiftboat slanders on John Kerry and his honorable service in the same war.

Somehow, I don't think he was calling for the same regard for Kerry that he is demanding for McSamePain.

ADDENDUM: For a detailed look at the vote, and the embarassment of Wisconsin by Sensenbrenner and Ryan, I would refer the reader to Clyde Winter's piece on the subject.

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