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Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Kerry's Losing the Veteran Vote... day at a time...

John Kerry sends Max Cleland out for a little bit of political theater: delivering a letter signed by Democratic veterans demanding that the president put an end to an ads by independent group [because, of course, that makes perfect sense]:
Former Georgia Sen. Max Cleland (search) said he tried to get a letter to President Bush asking him to specifically denounce independent campaign ads against John Kerry but no one at the president's ranch would accept the letter.

Except that he's lying:
Jerry Patterson, the Texas state land commissioner and a U.S. Marine who served in 1972-73, greeted the duo and handed back to Cleland and Rassmann a letter for Kerry signed by Reps. Duncan Hunter, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee; Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif., who spent 21 years in the Navy and Sam Johnson, R-Texas, who spent 28 years in the Air Force. Others who signed the letter are Robert O'Malley and James Fleming, who both received Medals of Honor for their service in the Marine Corps during Vietnam, retired Lt. Col. Richard Castle and Lt. Gen. Dave Palmer, a former superintendent at West Point. Officials said the two men were to be invited into the staff compound at the president's ranch and offered a discussion with Palmer and Patterson.

Patterson claims that Cleland refused to give him the Democrats' letter to Bush.

The full text of the letter from Veterans for Bush can be found here.

If there was ever any doubt that Kerry's campaign is run by complete idiots, there isn't any more. I mean, c'mon! Who didn't see this coming?

Kerry recycles his "crippled veteran" strategy from 1971 - making sure to let everyone in the media know that Max "They Questioned My Patriotism" Cleland was on his plenty of time for the president to formulate a response.

Did they think President Bush was just going to sit there and do nothing? Are they really that clueless?

Evidently, the answer is yes...