More truth about 'The Truth'
As I promised last week, I will continue to post rebuttals, albeit in brief, to some of Franken's points from his new book.
On page 64, he made fun of President Bush's speech at the Republican convention for "being strong after 9/11, not before."
"True to form, the president made no apologies for his inaction before 9/11. Rather, he called the nation's attention to the attitude he adopted immediately after."
Well, I'm not sure what the president was supposed to apologize for, but notice, that even according to Franken the president became resolute after one terrorist attack. Now let's contrast that with Bill Clinton's "get tough" attitude on terrorism.
We had the bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudia Arabia, the bombings of US embassies in Africa, the slaughter of US troops in Somailia, and who can ever forget Bill Clinton's "were gonna get you" speech following the bombing of the USS Cole in Yemen.
On page 68, Franken reverts back to his satitrical mode by allowing John Kerry (again, this was satire and John Kerry didn't really write this) to add some prose to Franken's book. He writes,
"but I harbor no bitterness toward those who did not vote for me."
Here's the funny part though, do you remember the badgering John Kerry gave one old man at a town hall meeting when Kerry demanded to know what his party affiliation was? Just wondering.
On page 69 Franken really hits the jackpot and exposes Republicans dirty tricks.
"If you run for president as a Democrat, they're going to come after you."
My g-d, is Franken serious? Shall we list all the Republicans who were targeted by the Clinton smear machine? Shall we talk to Billy Dale who was the target of the Clinton's in the travelgate scandal? Shall we talk about conservative groups who were audited by the IRS every year during the Clinton administration? Shall we talk about the NAACP political ads that said that voting for Republicans would lead to more church burnings? Shall we talk about forged documents to make it look like George Bush was guilty of AWOL? Shall we talk about certain documentaries that portrayed President Bush as being cozy comfy buddy buddy with Bin Laden?
This list can go on and on and on and on...............
My next posting will deal with what Franken wrote were the ugly lies by the Swift Boat Vets for Truth.