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December 19, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

NICE GUY?....Over at the TNR Primary, Michelle Cottle says this about Wes Clark:

Simultaneously slamming Bush for his little Thanksgiving jaunt to Baghdad and accusing him of not caring about the families of soldiers killed in Iraq, you assert: "He'll go halfway around the world for a photo opportunity, but won't go halfway across town for a funeral." Wow. Talk about a frontal assault. You are basically charging the POTUS with a political venality that trumps even the most basic regard for human suffering. Isn't that going a bit far? While I myself harbor suspicions that W. would sell Brother Jeb's kidneys for a few extra electoral votes, it's risky business to so harshly impugn the fundamental character of a president so widely regarded as a nice guy.

That's going too far? Even though she basically thinks he's right? Are we allowed to say anything nasty about George Bush anymore?

It's true that a lot of people regard Bush as a nice guy. But isn't it the job of the Democratic candidates to try and change that?

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