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"And I come back to you now, at the turn of the tide"

Thursday, September 02, 2004

ALAN SIMPSON being interviewed by Chris Matthews right now, and from the looks of it, he's trying to win a Malkin/Dole award for "least responsible innuendo about Kerry's military service". The short version is...
Simpson: There's something difficult to understand about how a man could get three Purple Hearts in four months.

Matthews: Are you saying that he didn't deserve his Purple Hearts, or that any of them were self-inflicted, or something like that?

Simpson: Of course not, I'm sure he earned them.

Matthews: Then what exactly is the problem with John Kerry's medals?

Simpsons: I don't know, there's just something difficult to understand about them.
That was all paraphrased, but in the exact spirit of what I saw on the TV. Simpson usually throws some Keith Jackson-esque homespun sayings in there, but I'm not as good with that.

New Rule: No more interviews with retired Republican senators over 70.


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