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Friday, August 20, 2004
 
Not Just Lying About Vietnam Anymore
by Thom the Blog Culler


Would you be surpirsed if I told you that the Boston Strangler lied about something at the DNC convention last month? No? Would it surprise you that the lie was not about his military service in Vietnam and Cambodia? Okay, so maybe it's not terribly suprising, but it is worth noting.

The Manchester Union Leader is running a provocative and telling editorial regarding Hudson resident Mary Ann Knowles, whomthe Strangler has repeatedly held up as an example of President Bush’s failure to ensure adequate health care for all Americans (as if a President can do such a thing). From his acceptance speech at the convention:
What does it mean when Mary Ann Knowles, a woman with breast cancer I met in New Hampshire, had to keep working day after day right through her chemotherapy, no matter how sick she felt, because she was terrified of losing her family’s
health insurance? America can do better. And help is on the way.
Thing is, Mary Ann Knowles did not have to work through her chemotherapy to keep her health insurance. In fact, she has great health insurance and benefits, which includes 26 weeks of paid disability leave.

So, basically, the Strangler accused the President of failing to accomplish an economic impossibility completely outside of his constitutional purview, and then demonstrates the alleged failure with fake evidence that in reality proves the opposite of the allegation.

The fact that Kerry's dissembling has migrated from tales of his military service to the domestic arena is no shocking surprise, but the sheer stupidity of his fabrications is eye opening.

What can I say more?

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