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Steady as she goes

By Michael J. Smith on Friday October 27, 2006 11:34 AM

If you are one of the two or three people who still think a Democratic takeover of Congress next week will make a difference in the Middle East, Bill Clinton has news for you:
...For Clinton, the rally was an opportunity to try to refute a key element in the GOP's efforts to retain their majorities in the House and the Senate: the perceived risk, which Bush raises regularly, that Democrats would seek to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq before the country had been stabilized and could defend itself against becoming a haven for anti-American terrorists.

Speaking in an airport hangar before several hundred Democratic partisans, Clinton cited several of the veterans of the 1991 Persian Gulf War and the current conflict in Iraq running for Congress on Nov. 7, including L. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, an Army National Guard major who lost her legs in a helicopter crash in 2004.

"They can call us the 'cut-and-run' party all they want, but that's a pretty hard case to make when you look at Tammy Duckworth … and our other veterans," Clinton said.

Then he added, to loud applause and whoops from the audience: " 'Stop and think' is not the same as 'cut-and-run.' "

"Stop and think." Now there's a slogan to stir the blood, isn't it? Stop and think. And then perseverate.

Comments (5)

Hmph . . .

Even if it were a good slogan, Bill is the last person in the world who is an example.

Maybe instead of campaigning with a paraplegic veteran, he could campaign with the thousands of Iraqi children who've their legs (at least) at our hands.

js paine:

bogus bill
oughta have his legs shot off
by an irate serb

Well, it's not much worse than the slogan the DLC came up with, which was something like: "Together, we can be better." or "We can work it out together." or "Why can't we be friends." or something like that.

That does it. I'm developing a prescription drug habit. Opiates and sedatives. It'll be the only way to keep from exploding from the idiocy of da Dems.

Well, that or devote myself to reality TV.

Go with the drugs. TV has too many ads.

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