In Reply to: Interesting viewpoint before the election......... posted by Dale Thomas on November 03, 2000 at 22:18:46:
"Is this what we’ve been waiting for all of this time? The big “October Surprise” about George W. Bush? Is this the big story that we’ve expected to see show up in the media just days before the election?
Wow! Alert the media! Roll the satellite trucks! Hold the front page!
George W. Bush had a DUI arrest in 1976! That’s 24 years ago!
You want the details? Well, here they are.
He was stopped in Maine. Visiting his parents. Cop saw him drive slightly off the side of the road and then back on again. He blew a 1.0 on a Breathalyzer. That’s the legal limit.
He did not pull rank. He did not pull this “My Daddy’s a so-and-so” routine. The police officer who stopped him said he was a “picture of integrity. He gave no resistance. He was very cooperative.”
He walked into court. He plead guilty. None of this No Lo nonsense. He stood up and said “Guilty, your Honor.” Paid a $150 fine and lost his driving privileges in Maine for two years.
So … now I’m sitting here in the studio with network news cameras aimed at me --- they want to see what’s going to happen on the Neal Boortz show … and why? Because George W. Bush got a DUI 24 years ago?
Hey … I’m not light on DUIs. I think it ought to be a mandatory loss of licence and 30 days in jail for the FIRST ONE. Bush included. But does this mean the man is not qualified to serve as president 24 years later?
Bill Clinton smoked dope. That was illegal. And this 24 year-old DUI is a big story?
Bill Clinton has yet to respond to a very credible accusation of a violent rape, and this 24 year-old DUI is a big story?
Al Gore wants to initiate the largest expansion in the size and expense of government since LBJ, and this 24 year-old DUI is a big story?
The New York Times endorses Hillary by saying “sure, she’s dishonest, but at least she likes big government,” and this 24 year-old DUI is a big story?
First the Democrats and leftists tried the cocaine bit on Bush. Didn’t work. The story had more holes in it than a Clinton affidavit. Then the Gore Campaign pulled out one of its more effective loyalists, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt, to float some abortion rumors about Bush. Try as he might, Flynt can’t get any traction on this Bush-abortion story. Again – no corroborating evidence, too many holes.
So --- now we get the big Kahuna. Bush had a DUI.
Fox News Channel broke the story nationally during the network's 6:00 news. Then something odd happened. Part of the arrest record, along with Maine's documentation of Bush's driving record and arrest record, was faxed to news agencies all over the country. The Gore campaign insists that it had "absolutely nothing" to do with the report and had no comment.
The Gore campaign says they had nothing to do with the disclosure. Yeah, and he missed all of that talk about the fund raiser at the Buddhist temple because he had to take a whiz – and he invented the Internet – and the movie Love Story was about him and tipper – and he was an unwilling participant in those House hearings on dirty record lyrics – and all the rest of his lies.
So --- insofar as Gore’s “It wasn’t me! I swear!” claim. Tell it to one of your supporters, pal. Hell, they’ll believe anything.
But are the American voters idiots enough to allow this to sway them? Hey, when it comes to the stupidity of the American voters … anything’s possible. My guess is that they will see this for just what it most certainly is --- a last-minute desparation effort by the leftists and Democrats, in and out of the Gore campaign, to derail Bush support four days before the election."