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

Arnold, Arnold, Arnold . . .

Ken AshfordElection 2004Leave a Comment

From Reuters: California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Monday that his speech backing President Bush at the Republican Convention in August resulted in a cold shoulder from his wife, Maria Shriver, a member of the famously Democratic Kennedy family. "Well, there was no sex for 14 days," Schwarzenegger told former White House Chief of Staff Leon Panetta in an on-stage … Read More


Ken AshfordElection 2004Leave a Comment

NYT endorses Kerry. Captains Quarters blog endorses Bush. Whew! Because I was on the edge of my seat. Does anyone know ANYONE who votes based on a newspaper endorsement? I’m seriously asking, because I don’t. Even when it is a bit of a surprise (like a newspaper which traditionally endorses Republicans now "switching" sides and endorsing Kerry). I mean, it’s … Read More

Swift Boat Liars Hit New Low in Truth-Telling

Ken AshfordElection 2004Leave a Comment

Oh, I always knew they were bad, but this takes the cake. Apparently, in their quest for the "truth", the Swift Boat vets actually stumbled upon the truth while looking for dirt on Kerry in Vietnam. But since it confirmed that Kerry was right all along, they basically walked away from it. Oh, well. Read in more detail here. Note … Read More

The Arab-American Vote

Ken AshfordElection 2004Leave a Comment

They voted 45.5% for Bush, 38% for Gore, in 2000. They "danced in the streets" here in America when Baghdad fell. But in the battleground states of Michigan, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, they overwhelmingly back Kerry over Bush, according to the polling firm Zogby International . . . to the tune of 47 percent for Kerry to 31.5 percent for … Read More

Dirty Tricks

Ken AshfordCrime, Election 2004Leave a Comment

And illegal, too. A GOP registration group called Voters Outreach of America (a.k.a. America Votes) registers voters, but then throws away the Democratic registrations. Two former workers say they personally witnessed company supervisors rip up and trash registration forms signed by Democrats. "We caught her taking Democrats out of my pile, handed them to her assistant and he ripped them … Read More

And The Answer Is . . .

Ken AshfordElection 2004, War on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

During the second debate, Bush kept on asking "Kerry says he is going to involve the international community in securing the peace in Iraq. But what country is going to follow Kerry into Iraq, if Kerry keeps on saying that the situation there is so bad??" . . . or words to that effect. Good question. The answer? Well, um, … Read More

The Opposition Is Idiotic

Ken AshfordElection 2004, War on Terrorism/TortureLeave a Comment

I thought the "global test" flap was retarded, but the RNC is topping themselves yet again. Kerry said: ”We have to get back to the place we were, where terrorists are not the focus of our lives, but they’re a nuisance,” the article states as the Massachusetts senator’s reply. ”As a former law enforcement person, I know we’re never going … Read More