Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Do as I say, but not as I do...

The Bush Campaign is whining about comments made about Bush by Hollywood celebs at a recent Kerry-Edwards fundraising event, and an alleged statement by Kerry himself really has them riled.
MARQUETTE, Michigan (CNN) -- President Bush criticized Democrats on Tuesday over a fund-raiser last week where celebrities used off-color language and called him a "thug" and a "liar."

His campaign demanded that the Kerry-Edwards campaign release footage of the event.

Speaking at a campaign stop in Michigan, Bush told supporters that "the other day, my opponent said, when he was with some entertainers from Hollywood, that they were the heart and soul of America.

"I believe the heart and soul of America is found in places right here, in Marquette, Michigan," he said, to applause from the crowd.

Ken Mehlman, Bush's campaign manager, sent a letter Tuesday to his counterpart in the Kerry campaign, Mary Beth Cahill, demanding that footage of the event be released.
The good people of Marquette may be the "heart and soul" of America, but Dubya made it painfully clear, at a black-tie fundraiser in 2000, who he REALLY cares about: "This is an impressive crowd, the haves, and the have-mores. Some people call you the elite. I call you my base." Of course, now that footage of that statement is being shown on movie screens across the country (in Fahrenheit 9/11, which was fabulous, btw), he's grasping for ways to control the damage by deflecting attention on Kerry: "Look, he's rich and out-of-touch, too!" Sorry George, while I disagree with Kerry's statement, actions still speak louder than words, and your actions positively scream "out-of-touch!"