From: Subject: Date: April 21, 2005 3:53:51 PM CDT Hankblog

Friday, March 12, 2004

Lemme make sure I have this straight.

Correction/Update: My error. It's Kerry's response ad that accuses Bush of being negative and misleading. Not Bush's ad as I stated below. Don't you just love the political season?

Kerry calls the Republican attack dogs (or all Republicans depending who you believe) "crooked."

The next day, we have:

Halliburton admitting to $2.7 billion in faulty pricing (and this after an audit found they had overcharged us for meals and gas).

The admission that the White House used strong arm tactics to keep the true cost of their Medicare prescription plan a secret until the vote was passed (Thanks to Daily Kos on this one).

The administration accusing John Kerry of being overly negative, and misleading. In an ad that plays on the worst stereotype fears of Arabs and Arab Americans (the ad has already been dubbed the Mohammed Horton spot). Consequently, the ad is both negative, and misleading (thanks again to Kos for this one).

Then House Speaker Dennis Hastert admits that he can't trust the numbers he gets from the White House (thank you Calpundit).

And in the next breath, he expects an apology from Kerry for calling Republicans crooked.

I think I agree. Crooks don't deserve to be associated with Bush and his ilk. At least there's honor among thieves.