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Monday, November 22, 2004

Bush Aids Secret Service Agent: A Tale of Two Men

While Kerry believes that the OBL tape cost him the election, he needs to look no further than the character that is within him. Contrast the story over the weekend of Bush aiding his secret service agent with that of Kerry blaming his [expletive deleted] secret service agent when he fell during an "I'm cool" photo op on the slopes of Idaho. Here is a snip:

"President Bush stepped into the middle of a confrontation and pulled his lead Secret Service agent away from Chilean security officials who barred his bodyguards from entering an elegant dinner for 21 world leaders Saturday night.

Several Chilean and American agents got into a pushing and shoving match outside the cultural center where the dinner was held. The incident happened after Bush and his wife, Laura, had just posed for pictures on a red carpet with the host of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, Chilean President Ricardo Lagos and his wife, Luisa Duran.

As Bush stepped inside, Chilean agents closed ranks at the door, blocking the president's agents from following. Stopping for more pictures, Bush noticed the fracas and turned back. He reached through the dispute and pulled his agent from the scrum and into the building.

The president, looking irritated, straightened his shirt cuffs as he went into the dinner...."



They say the definition of character is what we do when nobody is looking. When you're POTUS, however, there are few un-public moments. But what a president does when there is a crisis before him is also a window into his soul. There is no question that a President Kerry [shudder omitted] would not have "stopped" and turned on the terror/Iraq war. He no more would have then walked towards the war on terror, and we can be certain he would not have defended America or others in need. The most that can be said is that Kerry would have perhaps turned his head towards the "commotion" or "nuisance" of terrorism, given a casual glance, but then quickly walked away hoping whatever it was didn't follow him. While likely not public for political reasons, a European influenced private President Kerry would have blamed [expletive deleted] America for terrorist attacks.

The difference between Bush and Kerry could not be more contrast. The difference between these two men can be compared side-by-side in two different incidents with Secret Service Agents. And I thank God we made the right choice on November 2nd.