…When his lips move – and Hugh Hewitt catches McAuliffe in yet another whopper of a lie – this time that George W. Bush "never served inour military" despite President Bush’s National Guard service – a lie that’s not only false, but head-smackingly so. As Hewitt puts it:
McAuliffe’s decision to deny that service in the national guard is service in the military even as thousands of national guard have served in Iraq is a blunder larger than any of his others, and trafficking in discredited urban myths gives you a glimpse of McAuliffe’s desperation to turn the conversation to anything except Kerry’s way left voting record or his role in the Dean meltdown or the failure of Wes Clark to capture any significant support outside the loon caucus.
For the record: President Bush served in the Texas Air National Guard from May of 1968 to October of 1973. The long-ago discredited allegations that the president was awol are a feature of the Michael Moore crowd who point to a period of months when Bush was working on a campaign in Alabama, from May to November 1972 and did not fly. As the New York Times reports this morning and has reported in the past: "A National Guard official and Mr. Bush’s spokesmen have said that he made up the missed dates, as Guard regulations allow."
RNC Chair Ed Gillespie labeled McAuliffe’s lies "slanderous," "despicable," and "reprehensible," which they are, but not even the dimwits in the national press corps are going to chase that rabbit, so only McAuliffe and the party he leads look bad as a result. I hope the RNC provides a 24/7 cable show for McAuliffe, and in the interim, invites all those outraged with yet another clownish moment from the Alfred E. Neuman of American politics to skip the getting mad and go straight to the getting even via a donation at www.georgewbush.com.
I like that idea – in fact, from now on I’m going to create a fund and add 10 cents everytime I hear a Democrat lying about Bush’s record or otherwise slandering the President – then again, by the end of campaign season, I’ll probably have hit the FEC limit for campaign contributions…