|| 11:29:33 PMFantasy Draft
No, it's not about Fantasy Football... it's John Kerry's world of make-believe. I know better
than to surf the web this close to bedtime.
notes today in a campaign speech, John Kerry responded to a question about the possibility of the draft: "If George Bush were to be re-elected, given the way he has gone about this war and given his avoidance of responsibility in North Korea and Iran and other places, is it possible? I can't tell you.”
The AP used that quote as the basis for an article with this headline: Kerry: Draft Likely to Return Under Bush
. Huh? Did I miss something? Yahoo later replaced the AP story under the same link with Kerry says Bush in "Make-Believe" World
. Pot, meet Kettle.
At first this seems a little weird. Then, Below Street Level
suggests it may be an overzealous reporter trying to create the story. That seems like a reasonable explanation.
But then, it appears to have become a regular talking point
of the Democrats with Max Cleland and Howard Dean trying to scare young people into drinking the kool-aid.
The only problem with all of this is that George Bush and the Republicans have never
suggested the draft should be reinstated. It is Democrat Charles Rangle
who introduced the bill (HR 163
) to reinstate the draft.
In the words of the immortal James Traficant
, "BEAM ME UP, SCOTTY!"