Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

November 25, 2003

by J

Kerry Abstains on Medicare

Choice. Just choice.

Kerry, who was allowed by the DNC to appear in the debate last night via satellite hookup because he needed to be in D.C. to vote on the Medicare bill did not vote on the Medicare bill. He and Lieberman both abstained. Wha? Huh? Did he forget what he was in town for?


Once again, my deep well of cynicism is ever renewed.

Posted by J at November 25, 2003 10:58 AM

I look forward to the ad:

"John Kerry: The Courage to Abstain from Important Votes"

Posted by: V at November 25, 2003 11:25 AM

I believe Kerry was in Washington to filibuster the bill, if need be, not necessarily to vote on it either way. A dubious distinction, but a distinction nonetheless. At least, I think that was the case.

Posted by: Kevin at November 25, 2003 11:52 AM

Recommended Reading:

The Politics of Truth: Inside the Lies that Led to War and Betrayed My Wife's CIA Identity: A Diplomat's Memoir
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Worse Than Watergate: The Secret Presidency of George W. Bush
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Against All Enemies by Richard Clarke
Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror

LIES by Al Franken
Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right

The Great Unraveling
The Great Unraveling

The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
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Clinton Wars
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Blinded by the Right
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

Waging Modern War: Bosnia, Kosovo, and the Future of Combat

Subject to Debate: Sense and Dissents on Women, Politics, and Culture

Living History

The Hunting of the President: The Ten-Year Campaign to Destroy Bill and Hillary Clinton

John Adams

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace

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