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August 30, 2004
Ken Mehlman on John Kerry: The Rip Van Winkel Campaign

mehlman.jpgKen Mehlman of the Bush campaign stopped off at Bloggers Corner for a quick chat with us. I dropped into the middle of the conversation, in time to catch this priceless description of Kerry's run from his Senate record:

Here's the thing. If you spent the last 20 years raising taxes, voting 350 times for higher taxes, and you spent the last 20 years voting against the weapons systems that were the key to winning the cold war, that are key to winning the war on terror, you missed three out of four Intelligence Committee meetings, then voted to pull $5 billion out of intelligence, when you say that a girl in school need parental consent to get [unintellible] but not for an abortion -- if that's your record, you'd also run from it.

From the beginning, their campaign has been the one where the last 20 years didn't happen, [they're] going to talk about 35 years ago, because you can't defend the last 20 years. It's the Rip Van Winkel campaign - they've been asleep for the past 20 years.

So far, that's the Quote Of The Day here at Madison Square Garden.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at August 30, 2004 2:03 PM

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