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Thursday, January 22, 2004

 
Nit Pickler Of The Day

Stories Not Fully Told


By CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - Wesley Clark (news - web sites) left a few things out Thursday when he defended his Democratic credentials; namely, the Republicans he's supported for president.

"I voted for Bill Clinton (news - web sites) and Al Gore (news - web sites)," the retired general said in a Democratic presidential debate Thursday, then stopped there. He also has said previously that he voted for Republicans including Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan (news - web sites) and the first George Bush.


Stories not fully told were part of the story of the night.

John Kerry (news - web sites), a Vietnam veteran who addressed his days as a protest leader against that war, talked about how "we camped on the Mall underneath the Congress," although accounts of that April 1971 demonstration had him staying in a friend's Georgetown town house while the masses stayed in tents.


Kerry spokesman David DiMartino said Kerry did sleep on the Mall and used the Georgetown house for protest organizing during the day.


Do read the rest. It's fascinating. It would appear that the Nit Pickler has become a legitimate new form of journalism at the AP.

All the candidates are weasels who are trying to hide their nefarious and embarrassing pasts. When they speak of their lives they should always present a full unbiased account including any detail that might be construed by others as relevent. If they don't they are lying sacks of garbage.

Unless, of course, they are George W. Bush in which case this is how it's done:

Bush said spending on homeland security-related activities will rise from about $28 billion to more than $30 billion in his next proposed budget. The White House said counterterrorism efforts at the Department of Justice would receive about a fifth more money than they currently get, rising to $2.6 billion.

It wasn't clear where else the new money would go, or whether other government programs would have to be cut to make way for this spending at a time when Bush has promised to cut the record $500 billion budget deficit in half.

The streets along Bush's motorcade route were lined with hundreds of supporters, and the convention hall was packed on his sixth visit to the state as president. The White House lined up cadets from the New Mexico Military Institute behind him for his speech.

Afterward, Bush made a rare motorcade-route stop to linger with locals on the way out of town. Bounding into the Nuthin' Fancy Cafe, the president hugged a few delighted restaurant patrons, saying he wanted to help "this lady put some money in her pockets."

"I need some ribs," Bush said from behind the counter, his arm around a diner employee. "I'm hungry."

He made passing reference to the years of talk about a 1947 UFO crash in Roswell, a small city surrounded by rugged land.

"I understand you had reports this morning of an unfamiliar aircraft," Bush said. "Don't worry, it was just me."


The story not told was that the president of the United States was acting like a 15 year old trash talking punk in the above mentioned restaurant and refused repeatedly to answer any of the questions posed by reporters by throwing his weight around and making stupid, juvenile jokes for about 15 minutes.

At least he should have been acountable for not explaining that when he's hungry he doesn't always "need some ribs." In fact, he's reportedly eaten many different kinds of foods over the years besides ribs when he's hungry.

Oh yes. And "it wasn't clear where else the new money would go, or whether other government programs would have to be cut to make way for this spending..."




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