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Anti-Bush Ads Hit Home in Golden State

It seems that whenever I am doing cardio at the gym and look up at the TV to see political commercials, I’ll see one showing my man Ahnuld speaking while my man George W smiles in the background. I do see some words critical of the Bush Administration on screen, but nothing about Governor Schwarzenegger’s decent record. I guess it might be different if I could hear the sound.

These ads, produced by the California Democratic party, are designed to benefit their candidate, a guy named Phil Angelides, in this fall’s gubernatorial race by playing on the president’s low poll numbers in the Golden State. So consumed are Golden State Democrats with hatred for President Bush that they’re convinced that when Californians are made aware of Schwarzenegger’s support for the president, they’ll turn away from him in droves.

Well, it looks like the Democrats’ ads are really hitting home. The average of the last five polls has my man Ahnuld up by 12 points, with one poll giving him a 23 point lead. (H/t: TKS.)

Clinton Explodes In Rage Over Bin Laden

**UPDATED BELOW** at 7:00PM Eastern 

Ah, the real Bill Clinton comes out when faced with the facts… Stop The ACLU has the video.  (I’m having problems embedding YouTube videos here.  If anyone can help, please email me!)

Clinton becomes unhinged when Chris Wallace of FOX News suggests that he didn’t do enough to catch and/or kill Osama bin Laden.

“At least I tried. That’s the difference between me and some, including all the right wingers. They ridicule me for trying. They had eight months to try, they did not try. I tried. So I tried and failed…”

You can watch all of his personal meltdown on FOX News Sunday tomorrow.

My two cents:  How does eight months even compare with eight years of failure and repeated al-Qaeda attacks on American targets between 1993 and 2000, including the World Trade Center?

Whereas we all saw our fellow Americans savagely die in innocence on 9/11/2001, this man only saw his chances for legacy crumble that day.  We all have our priorities.

**UPDATE**I love this report on Reuters about the Wallace-Clinton showdown.  Here is a key quote.

“Now if you want to criticize me for one thing, you can criticize me for this: after the Cole, I had battle plans drawn to go into Afghanistan, overthrow the Taliban and launch a full-scale attack search for bin Laden. But we needed basing rights in Uzbekistan — which we got after 9/11,” Clinton said.

The former president complained at the time the CIA and FBI refused to certify bin Laden was responsible for the USS Cole attack.

“While I was there, they refused to certify. So that meant I would have had to send a few hundred special forces in helicopters, refuel at night,” he said.

Keep in mind, al-Qaeda had already attacked the WTC, Khobar Towers, killed soliders in Somalia, and bin Laden had declared war on America — all before the Cole attack.  But he suddenly wakes up “after the Cole”??

The part I really love is the final sentence in the box.  The translation of “I would have had to send a few hundred special forces in helicopters, refuel at night” goes something like this: I DID NOT WANT TO BE ANOTHER JIMMY CARTER AND AL GORE WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

Lo and Behold… An Answer from TSA!

I nearly took a double-take when I saw this email from Bob Kapp, TSA Customer Service Director, in my In Box this morning.

Subj:  RE: Incident at Denver TSA checkpoint this morning
Date:  9/22/2006  9:36:49 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
To:     Bruce Carroll

Mr. Carroll,

I have forwarded your report to 2 of our Operations Managers for investigation and follow up. I have asked them to obtain statements and, if still available, to view surveillance videos. Although the video quality is often poor, the time at the checkpoint will be telling. I have also sent this on to our training group for use in their sessions on professionalism and courtesy.

Although I am out of the office until 9/26 I wanted to respond, if only in a preliminary manner. The type of behavior you describe is not acceptable and if it is discovered that an Officer has a penchant for this level of performance it will have an adverse effect on their employment status.

I appreciate your sentiments about security and I want to assure you that a report like this will be taken seriously. With few exceptions, our Officers are professional, courteous, and committed to their mission. In most instances it is peer pressure that maintains a high level of performance and misbehavior is not tolerated within a team anywhere in the system.

I regret any distress you experienced as a result of this screening and we will do all we can to make sure there is not a repeat performance.

Bob Kapp

Now why had I heard nothing from him or anyone else I copied on my email for over a week….until I went all “GayPatriot” on them yesterday?  Why does it always have to come to extremes in order to get adequate customer service these days?   Just damn frustrating, I tell ya. 

-Bruce (GayPatriot)