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Vote Man, Not Puppet

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2004 · 1 Comment

Conservative and former Bush voter Charley Reese on May 17, 2004: “John Kerry is at least an educated man, well-read, who knows how to think and who knows that the world is a great deal more complex than Bush’s comic-book world of American heroes and foreign evildoers. It’s unfortunate that in our poorly educated country, Kerry’s very intelligence and refusal to adopt simplistic slogans might doom his presidential election efforts.”

On the state of our poorly educated country, I am reminded of something James said in Vegas a couple weeks ago as we walked past the massive Bellagio hotel: “It’s too bad our schools aren’t that big.”

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  • 1 Kim // Jun 24, 2004 at 6:10 am

    My husband (who’s father is a life-long teacher) has a fabulous saying, “The more the government makes desicions that cut funding for education, the more they condemn the future of their own country to poor desicion making and lack of leadership.”

    …and not to open a can of worms, but I actually have big issue with Kerry. While I can’t stand Bush at all, and am thrilled to find a candidate of some intellectual abiltiy, it deeply concerns me that he flipped on the abortion issue before starting his campaign.

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m not bothered by the support for either pro-choice or pro-life, now or before the campaign. I am acutally undecided. What bothers me is simply the mere fact that he did switch, from pro-life to pro-choice, simply because he knew a pro-life democrat would never get a vote. While I realize that perhaps this fact should be overlooked in honor of the greater good (getting bush out of office) I can’t get past the fact that it shows a weakness… that he’s so concerned over the game of politics that he won’t stand up for what he believes in.

    Just a thought.