Tactics and Substance in the 2004 Elections GoogleNews: Howard Dean

June 29, 2004

by V

Thanks, Karen. I think so too.

Seen on Noted Now, but not yet quoted in a proper news story:

KAREN HUGHES IN CONFERENCE CALL ON ELECTION: "Your freedom is at stake. I truly believe that is the case in this election.
Hey, we agree on something! The rest, not so much:
We have to have a President who will relentlessly pursue terrorism.
Sure. Wait, you think that's this President?
We are up against people who hate our country, hate our freedom. We have to have courage and conviction even on days it seems most difficult."
Gee. Nice conflation of your opponents "in this election" with who the U.S. is "up against" in an entirely different context.

She does seem to have a habit of doing that... last time it was abortion rights supporters being equated with "the terror network we fight".

Calculated smearing and scaremongering from this White House? Goodness. You sure are changing the tone in Washington, day by day.
Posted by V at June 29, 2004 01:24 PM

"Your freedom is at stake. I truly believe that is the case in this election." -Karen Hughes, advisor to George W. Bush

Gee. Freedom was basically doing pretty well, until it took that turn for the worse in 2000... Hmmm... Is THAT what you're telling us, Karen? You remember, YOU were there... You mean that since W took office, we're in knee-deep in big muddy?

Instead of breaking the Hoover Dam, George W. Bush has broken FREEDOM???


Are Bush's people TRYING to write our material for us? Because, you know, this is pretty good stuff...

Posted by: Paul Taylor at June 29, 2004 05:36 PM

When Bush was running for President in 2000 his campaign visited my childrens' school. I attended the visit and afterward had an opportunity to meet Ms Hughes.

I chose to meet her because she was a woman in a key staff role in politics...and this fascinated me. After introducing myself to her I told her thatwhile my politics was certainly much different than hers I was glad to see a woman in an intregal position for a candidate. Rather than accept what I said...she went on to preach to me about how the Bush campaign was the only one with a woman at such a high level. I reminded her that Donna Brazile was managing Gore's campaign...and she sputtered and smiled at me...knowing she couldnt' get that past me.

Yes, they think we're stupid.

Posted by: carla at June 30, 2004 12:56 AM

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The Great Unraveling
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The Great Big Book of Tomorrow
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Blinded by the Right
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