Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Campaign Propaganda

From the Captain comes this report: the international observes invited to witness the US election are being steered to Kerry rallies and campaign events, including a Michael Moore speech. Indeed, the tour of Democrat causes became so bad that "[t]he four-member delegation of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) . . . , which has been shuttled around Orlando in cars with Kerry-Edwards bumper stickers yesterday, rebelled against a planned visit to a campaign rally for Democratic Senate hopeful Betty Castor, who is running against former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez."

Then again, the Republicans are not necessarily worried about playing host:
"Why would foreign election observers want to go to Bush-Cheney headquarters in Orlando?" said Republican Party spokesman Joseph Agostini from Tallahassee. "If Kerry-Edwards want to welcome them with tea and cookies, well, that's terrific. But if they're here to observe polling, this has nothing to do with polling."

All too true.

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