Bush Is No Kennedy

Ken AshfordBush & Co.Leave a Comment

"It’s hard for me to listen to President Bush invoking my father’s memory to attack John Kerry. Senator Kerry has demonstrated his courage and commitment to a stronger America throughout his entire career. President Kennedy inspired and united the country and so will John Kerry. President Bush is doing just the opposite. All of us who revere the strength and … Read More

Movie Villain of the Year

Ken AshfordBush & Co.Leave a Comment

Total Film magazine’s annual poll of the "Movie Villain of the Year" had an interesting outcome. Was it Dr. Octopus from Spiderman 2? Or the bad guy from Texas Chainsaw Massacre? Or the Alien? Or the Predator? Nope. It was George Bush (star of "Fahrenheit 9/11"). (Source) Heh.

Why Do The Facts Hate America?

Ken AshfordRepublicansLeave a Comment

I think the whole meme that "we got bad intelligence" rings hollow when you have a White House that is uninterested in ACTUAL reality, and more interested in ITS version of reality. Check out this article (not online, but reprinted in part here from The American Conservative Magazine): On Sept. 28, at the Vice President’s request, the Agency provided a … Read More

Pentagon Against Bush?

Ken AshfordElection 2004, IraqLeave a Comment

I think Josh Marshall is on to something when he writes: This evening, Wingerdom is all aflutter about what they now see as the New York Times-CBS-IAEA international anti-Bush conspiracy. But they might do better to focus their anxieties elsewhere. Like at the Pentagon, for instance. Who over there is trying to stick it to the president? Look at two … Read More

Bush Flips On Sex

Ken AshfordElection 2004, Sex/Morality/Family ValuesLeave a Comment

Get off the subject, George. It’s a minefield. Don’t get all flippity-floppity with the election one week away! Bush Says His Party Is Wrong to Oppose Gay Civil Unions By ELISABETH BUMILLER Published: October 26, 2004 WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 – President Bush said in an interview this past weekend that he disagreed with the Republican Party platform opposing civil unions … Read More

Ouch, Ouch and Ouch

Ken AshfordElection 2004Leave a Comment

Today, three well-respected political magazines representing very distinct corners of the political spectrum have either (a) endorsed Kerry and/or (b) forcefully rejected Bush. They are: The Nation The New Republic The American Conservative So Bush gets the neo-cons. But as for the greens, moderates, liberal hawks, and traditional conservatives? They can’t they seem to get behind Bush. Why is that? … Read More

And On This Farm He Had Some . . . .

Ken AshfordElection 2004Leave a Comment

Mere hours after Bush unveils an ad using scary wolves, Political Wire is reporting that Kerry has a response ad comparing Bush to an ostrich: Ad transcript: "The eagle sours high above the earth; the ostrich buries its head in the sand. The eagle knows when it’s time to change course; the ostrich just stands in its place. Given these … Read More

What It Means

Ken AshfordRed Sox & Other SportsLeave a Comment

I am by no means a sports nut. And I don’t understand the "fandom" that comes with many sports. Like NASCAR. How can car mechanics even be called a sport, which (I always thought) had something to do with physicality and the indomitable human spirit . . . or something close to that? No matter. I’m in no position to … Read More

White House Stops Airing Its Dirty Linens

Ken AshfordBush & Co.Leave a Comment

A little late, in my opinion, but the White House realized it is probably not a good idea to have Bush’s bloopers and flip-flops on the official White House website. So they have been slowly and quietly removing them. Not to worry. This guy is on top of it. Gone now are Bush’s "I’m not that concerned about Bin Laden" … Read More

Fisking Ann

Ken AshfordRight Wing Punditry/IdiocyLeave a Comment

Yes, she’s an easy target, but her Amazon Interview is too priceless to miss. Plus, it’s short. Let’s begin. Amazon.com: How important is this presidential election in the larger context of the Republic and its history? Ann Coulter: Insofar as the survival of the Republic is threatened by the election of John Kerry, I’d say 2004 is as big as … Read More

Bush Supporters Are More Likely To Be . . . er . . . Wrong

Ken AshfordRepublicansLeave a Comment

It’s true, according to this study. For example . . . Even after the final report of Charles Duelfer to Congress saying that Iraq did not have a significant WMD program, 72% of Bush supporters continue to believe that Iraq had actual WMD (47%) or a major program for developing them (25%). Fifty-six percent assume that most experts believe Iraq … Read More