Zell And Cheney Lie Their Asses Off
"In his 16 years in the Senate, John Kerry has fought against government waste and worked hard to bring some accountability to Washington. Early in his Senate career in 1986, John signed on to the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Deficit Reduction Bill, and he fought for balanced budgets before it was considered politically correct for Democrats to do so. John has worked to strengthen our military, reform public education, boost the economy and protect the environment."
--Zell Miller (Remarks to the Democratic Party of Georgia Jefferson Jackson Dinner 2001)
As a Senator, he voted to weaken our military. And nothing shows that more sadly and more clearly than his vote this year to deny protective armor for our troops in harms way, far away.
--Zell Miller, tonight.
Well, Zell didn’t disappoint the GOP in his ability to lie like the rest of them. It’s just that some of his lies tonight were flat-out reprehensible, like the smear on national TV about the Kevlar vests, which Miller knows isn’t true.
"Sen. Kerry has made it clear that he would use military force only if approved by the United Nations."
Actually Senator, that is a bald-faced lie, and perhaps you or the Bush/Cheney campaign can point to a statement where Kerry gave a veto power to the UN during this campaign.
Explaining his switch of loyalties, Miller said "today's Democratic leaders see America as an occupier, not a liberator."
Maybe Senator, that is because those we supposedly liberated see us as occupiers, and not liberators. You would know that if you had visited Iraq and talked to the home-state Georgia soldiers who have served there, instead of wearing kneepads for W. But then, you never saw combat yourself, did you?
Cheney, in his prepared remarks, only mentioned jobs once, didn’t mention the words “energy”, “oil”, or “gas” at all or offer any plan for how the administration would do anything about energy independence, and said little on health care.
But he did manage to mention Kerry 14 times in trashing him, thereby upholding the best Bob Dole tradition of being an attack dog with nothing of substance to say. But given the fact that Cheney got his wife pregnant to avoid serving in Vietnam after all his deferments had run out, any criticisms of Kerry by him on national security and commitment to this nation are the typical meaningless whinings of another pathetic GOP fraud.
Another illuminating night for the GOP.