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Thursday, September 09, 2004


Kerry Takes Our Advice

It's been said by many extreme right-wingers over and over again...whenever Kerry opens his mouth his poll numbers take a nose dive. Well, it looks like Kerry has decided to take the advice of the Right and just shut up:

DES MOINES, Iowa — Today marks the one-month point since Sen. John Kerry last answered questions from reporters traveling with him on the campaign trail.
Funny, but sad too.

Totally aside from the fact that he doesn't allow reporters traveling with him to ask questions is the quasi-broken promise that you won't find anywhere but at the Washington Times:

Last month, the Massachusetts senator promised that if elected he would hold monthly press conferences. That promise came amid reports that President Bush was restricting access to his rallies and town hall meetings to Bush supporters and volunteers, and was requiring them to sign a loyalty oath.

"I'm going to have a press conference at least once a month to talk to the nation about what I'm doing, because I don't have anything to hide," Mr. Kerry told a Wisconsin audience Aug. 3.
Now he's obviously not been elected yet...but I would love to ask the Senator (fat chance, apparently) why he doesn't set that precident now instead of waiting until after he's (not) elected?

Oh, and the last press conference he had:

And the last time Mr. Kerry held a full-fledged press conference where he faced questions from the entire corps of national reporters covering his campaign was Aug. 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich. He took two questions then.
I wouldn't even count that as a "press conference."

What, you might ask, is President Bush doing? He is apparently not afraid to talk to the Press:

"He takes questions on a regular basis. He did a number of interviews before the [Republican] convention," White House spokesman Scott McClellan told reporters who asked about Mr. Bush's availability yesterday.

Mr. Bush took questions from reporters at least four times in August, including Aug. 2, when he announced his plan to revamp U.S. intelligence services; Aug. 9, when he appeared with Poland's prime minister; Aug. 15, when he toured damage from Hurricane Charley in Florida; and Aug. 23, when he answered a series of questions after meeting with his national security team at his ranch in Crawford, Texas.
Just another example of how different the two are. I'd still rather have a BBQ with George =).


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