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Thursday, August 19, 2004
Like a Fish Out of Water
by Bonjo
Have you ever gone fishing?

When you reel in a fish, you see the fish wiggling, squirming and desperately trying to get back into the water. If you've ever dropped a live fish before getting it into the bucket, you've noted how the fish flips and flops all over until you finally manage to grab it. The problem is compounded if the fish happens to fall on a slippery fiberglass boat deck.

Keep that image in mind.

John Kerry, Perspiring Presidential Candidate, August 1, 2004:

"I think we can significantly change the deployment of troops, not just there but elsewhere in the world. In the Korean Peninsula perhaps, in Europe perhaps. There are great possibilities open to us."*
Sounds like The Walking Corpse supported some troop realignments, perhaps as part of his "more compassionate" war on terror.

Now, let's fast forward about two weeks in time. John Kerry, Floundering Presidential Candidate, discussing President Bush's proposal to realign troops, August 18, 2004:

"Finally, I want to say something about the plan that the President announced on Monday to withdraw 70,000 troops from Asia and Europe. Nobody wants to bring troops home more than those of us who have fought in foreign wars. But it needs to be done at the right time and in a sensible way. This is not that time or that way."*
I fear for America should this man actually weasel his way into the Oval Office. Remember the image of the fish flopping around on the deck of a boat? John Kerry has, yet again, demonstrated that when it comes to Presidential leadership and decisiveness, he is indeed a fish out of water. With any luck, on November 2nd American voters will send him back to the murky pond known as "Politics of the Junior Senator from Massachusetts."

* Thanks to the official Bush/Cheney 2004 Blog for these quotes.
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