Sunday, June 20, 2004
Kerry vacation scandal! http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/ap/20040620/ap_on_el_pr/kerry
Kerry is a rich man who promotes the Democratic ideal that government should do more to help the poor. He moves between both worlds, spending the past week traveling to downtrodden places like South-side Columbus, Ohio, and the affluent island playground of Nantucket.
Not since President Kennedy have Democrats been prepared to nominate a man of such riches.
Like Kerry, President Bush is a Yale graduate who has benefited from his wealth and family connections. But Bush spends his down time as more of an everyman, preferring to spend vacations at his Texas ranch clearing brush.
"Most Americans don't sit in Martha's Vineyard, swilling white wine," he said at the ranch two years ago.
I'm in awe of this woman's Hackdom. I could fisk this, but what's the point, really? The AP should be outraged.
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