Thursday, February 12, 2004

As the coverage continues to grow over the president's National Guard service record grows, what is particularly disturbing is the fact that the administration is not releasing all the records, despite the fact that the president himself, in the Russert interview, said he would release all the records. The information is coming out, it seems like, one document at a time. first the payroll recs. WhiteHouse press spokesman Scott McClellan, then says see he was paid, so he served. when thats not enough, (and it isn't nearly), next come the dental records showing he had a dental examination in Jan '73 in Alabama, so therfore he served, which still leaves unanswered questions, about a failed physical, and some pre-enlistment arrest reports, among others. this peicemeal releasing of records is what makes people go hmmmm.. why not just release everything? Every other prez candidate who served has done it, so why not this one? It's the appearance of a cover-up the, reluctance to release only bits at a time that looks bad. Myself doesn't care if he was AWOL or not just tell the truth.
Oh, and by the way just because one get an honorable discharge does not necessarily mean said person was never AWOL.
John Allen Muhammad, convicted last November for his participation in the D.C. sniper shootings, served in the Louisiana National Guard from 1978-1985, where he faced two summary courts-martial. In 1983, he was charged with striking an officer, stealing a tape measure, and going AWOL. Sentenced to seven days in the brig, he received an honorable discharge in 1985.
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Monday, February 09, 2004

So it looks like John Kerry's going to be the dem nominee. Personally myself was hoping for Wes Clark to gain some ground, but he seemd to un-political, his base message was one I shared namely that I don't like the direction the country is going. Kerry while not especially charismatic, is a good choice, and although its still very early I think the dem base will gather around and support him. Maybe Clark or even Edwards would make a good running mate.

Myself also wathced the interview with Russert and I have to say that it was not all that great. While Russert did a decent job of not throwing too many softballs he could have followed up a bit more, like when he used the 9-11/war on terrorism defense for why the deficit is so big, I mean yes, war is costly but its not the only thing that is making this deficit. Myself found his responses on the economy disapointing, it seemd like he was trying to make excuses rather than respond, When called on how his tax cuts have not produced the promised jobs, his response, "It's happening. And there is good momentum when it comes to the creation of new jobs." but its not, at least not anywhere near the levels you told us it would, why well there a war on and all that ya know. This interview will do nothing to turn people one way or the other, IMO. Although the one revelation myself is looking forward to will be the release of W's entire military service records, but somehow, I think it won't be released, or will be heavily redacted.
not politics
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