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March 28, 2004
By: Kevin Drum

POT, KETTLE, ETC....Hmmm, do you think the Bush team has become a little oversensitive lately?

"What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but doesn't have works," [John] Kerry said, quoting James 2:14. "When we look at what is happening in America today, where are the works of compassion?"

The Bush-Cheney camp cited that quote as an improper use of the Christian scriptures to take a veiled slap at Bush, a conservative Christian, and his claim to being a compassionate conservative.

"John Kerry's comment at New Northside Baptist Church was beyond the bounds of acceptable discourse, and a sad exploitation of scripture for a political attack," said Bush campaign spokesman Steve Schmidt.

Quoting scripture and then criticizing your opponent is "beyond the bounds of acceptable discourse" in a presidential campaign? Who makes up this stuff?

Kevin Drum 11:34 PM Permalink | Trackbacks

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