Monday, July 17, 2006
Republicans Caught Playing Politics
Nothing illustrates how politicians will cause a controversy for political points more than the recent Republican about Democrats using flag draped coffins in ads. You all know the story - Republicans get upset for something their opponents do, even though they do it themselves (Bush 04).

The American Prospect is reporting that during a recent interview, House Majority Leader John Boehner the GOP reasoning.

From the -
Questioned by reporters on what the difference was, Boehner seemed tongue-tied. "These were American citizens killed by terrorists. That is a very different policy issue than American soldiers dying on the battlefield protecting the rights and freedoms of American people."

"How so?" a reporter asked.

"How so? You want me to describe the difference between men and women of the military out there defending the American people, and victims - victims - of terrorist activities?" Boehner asked.

"They were both killed by opponents, right? Terrorists or Islamic insurgents?" a reporter pressed.

An exasperated Boehner said: "The World Trade Center victims were victims of a terrorist act here on our shore and I think all Americans were appalled that this did in fact happen. But I think the differences, in terms of the images, are as clear as night and day."


Not that I blame him. I wouldn’t know how to spin political attacks in a positive way, either.

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