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August 23, 2004

Chris Matthews Update

Looks like the liberals' first defense -- "These are all lies cooked up by Bush partisans" -- has jumped the shark.

Matthews' new defense sounds suspiciously like a variant of "Let's move on." First deny, then claim it doesn't "rise to the bar" and doesn't "affect his job performance." As Pat Buchanan states that John Kerry lied about being in Cambodia, the Blonde Blatherer can only offer, "I'm not interested in that issue at all."

On the other hand, Matthers finds an "inconsistency" in Bob Dole's attack on Kerry. He finds a chapter in Bob Dole's biography in which Dole was wounded by shrapnel by his own poorly-tossed grenade and was then given a Purple Heart. Thus, Chrissy asserts, Bob Dole should understand the sometimes vague nature of Purple Hearts. (BTW, this was not the more-serious injury that resulted in the permanent impairment of his right arm.)

Newstwit Matthews seems to miss the fact that Bob Dole's account downplayed any suggestion of heroism in this action, and in fact denigrated his actions by calling his injury his own fault. He poked fun at himself, and his own clumsiness, even as he related the story of him being wounded.

The difference between Bob Dole and John Kerry is that John Forbes Kerry, and not Robert J. Dole, has turned a minor self-inflicted wound into a glorious spectacle deserving of a Roman Triumphal parade.

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