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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:58 pm 
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I like how they're calling the recent criticisms of Rudy Giuliani as "Swift Boat" tactics.

One, it's BS, because there's been a few stories now about how the 9/11 mayor was completely less than 24/7 at ground zero -- almost like 24 in a total of a few months after the immediate days.

Two, it's funny how they call it "Swift Boating". I thought the Swift Boaters were legit to the repubs, especially when going after John Kerry. :roll:

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OMG - Did someone actually slip up and admit that "Swift Boating" might be some type of tactic and not necessarily "based on truth"? gasp :shock:

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The truth or NY Times swift boating: 29 hours around ground zero only a few days after 9/11.

The truth or Salon swift boating: And all those Yankee games after 9/11.

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I am impressed too, that the Rs are actually calling 'Swift Boating' a tactic. Wasn't it the god's honest truth when they did it to Kerry?

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dori wrote:
I am impressed too, that the Rs are actually calling 'Swift Boating' a tactic. Wasn't it the god's honest truth when they did it to Kerry?

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Many of them knew the Swift Boating of John Kerry was all lies. They just didn't care, as they knew it was a powerful tactic to fool the uninformed, and steal another election thru lies (they did the same thing to John McCain and then Al Gore in 2000). Besides, I'm sure they thought it was very funny to see millions of dollars spent to disgrace a librul with outrageous lies, even if he was a war hero.

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One thing that surprised me, although it came very late, was that Nightline actually took the trip over to 'Nam and talked with people there who backed Kerry's statements. The only time I ever had a good thing to say about Nightline.

That was the best show they ever did in my mind. So much better than 'America Held Hostage, Day 89', the way the show started. The beginning of the Ray-Gun plunge into our Constitution. I held that against Koppel forever, or as he is popularly known, Howdy Doody's illegitimate son.

But he did at least do something about the 'Swift Boat' rumors...

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Media Matter for America on the Kerry Swift boating.

And a blogger's take on seeing Giuliani at those Yankee games:
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On the other hand, New York, and the nation, were in a dark period of mourning that autumn, and the mayor's presence at the games was a positive symbol of attempting to return to normalcy. As I've stated before, this would not really be an issue had Rudy not boasted of his heroic presence at the WTC site in the first place. There are many ways to try to symbolically heal a community following a disaster. One is to go to baseball games. Another might have been to skip the games and stand by the workers who continued to sweat it out at Ground Zero.

I don't think that sitting around, yucking it up, like nuthin' just happened is a way of doing that, symbolically.

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I agree, and you know he wasn't in the bleachers either.

So much for the 'little people'.

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