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July 9, 2004
Boxer: Madrid Bombings 'Rail Accident'

Continuing our series on the unseriousness of Democratic leadership, last night our friend and mentor Hugh Hewitt played a clip of California Senator Barbara Boxer delivering a speech on ... whatever Boxer happened to bloviate on. In the middle of this speech, Boxer referred to the al-Qaeda bombings in Madrid not as an act of war, not even as a crime -- but as a simple mistake:

Today, on the floor of the United States Senate, Barbara Boxer referred to the Madrid bombings as a "rail accident." Honest. A rail accident. Boxer is a Senate accident. What an embarassment.

A caller got us all laughing when he said that had Boxer been in the Senate in 1942, she would have demanded that the US apologize to the Japanese for overreacting to a mishap at a boating and flying exhibition off the shores of Pearl Harbor. I'm surprised she hasn't asked the NTSB to change the determination of cause for 9/11 to "pilot error".

If you're in California, you have to ask yourself why this intellectual lightweight still represents the Golden State. After that, donate to the Bill Jones campaign to unseat Boxer. No web link so far, but you can contact them through the California GOP.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at July 9, 2004 9:25 AM

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