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October 15, 2004

Kerry whiffs on a pitch down the middle

There was one exchange in the last debate where I thought Bush really gave Kerry a chance to slam him and he totally missed it. In the second debate Bush had said:

"When a drug comes in from Canada, I want to make sure it cures you and doesn't kill you... I've got an obligation to make sure our government does everything we can to protect you. And what my worry is is that, you know, it looks like it's from Canada, and it might be from a third world."

Yet when Schieffer asked, "We are talking about protecting ourselves from the unexpected, but the flu season is suddenly upon us. Flu kills thousands of people every year. Suddenly we find ourselves with a severe shortage of flu vaccine. How did that happen?" this was Bush's answer:
"We're working with Canada to hopefully -- that they'll produce a -- help us realize the vaccine necessary to make sure our citizens have got flu vaccinations during this upcoming season."

Aha! So - suddenly when our backs are against the wall for flu vaccine, medicine from Canada is safe! I wish Kerry would have been quick on his feet enough to point that out. It could have scored major points...

Comments

Hey Anthony,
How are you? JP Here. welcome back to the VI. how was NJ? Well 3 days till voting time, and I am cautiouslly optimistic, although I think Kerry will win an electoral landslide in the 300's it will be close state by state. I feel like I have spent the last few years waiting for this day, and now almost on the eve of the election I cant wait for it to be over. I watch too much news, and it seems to be frying my brain. I hope my desire for corparate America approved propaganda will wane once this is all over. Anyway Ant good luck with all say high to the wife and kids.
Peace JP

Posted by: JP at October 30, 2004 09:52 PM