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DADDY WARBUCKS
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Carville's Slur
Steve Malzberg
Monday, Nov. 15, 2004


Imagine a Fox News Channel host who also served as a top advisor to the just
completed Bush-Cheney campaign. I know, it's hard to believe that such a
thing could possibly have happened and then manage to survive what would
have been the outrage of the mainstream media.
Now try really hard to imagine what would have happened if that same
host-advisor had made a post-election appearance on Meet The Press, and was
asked by host Tim Russert if he felt that President Bush had won a mandate
on November 2nd?



No big deal you say? What if the answer to Russert's question was, "The only
politician in America I know with a mandate is (New Jersey Governor) Jim
McGreevey, Tim." Get it? Man-date. Remember, McGreevey, who steps down from
his post today, is an admitted homosexual.


Can you imagine the outrage? I can see GLAAD and The Human Rights Campaign
protesting outside of Fox News headquarters. I can hear the outraged voices
of those on the left calling for his resignation. No, demanding it. "How can
Fox let this man continue on its air after such a homophobic remark?" they
would demand to know.



And they would ask, "Where's the Bush administration representative to
denounce this disgusting example of red-state-bigotry? After all this guy
was one of Bush's top campaign advisors."
Well folks, the plain truth is that the above scenario did take place, at
least part of it.


James Carville, who hosts CNN's Cross Fire, also worked for the Kerry
campaign at the same time (as did his fellow CNN-Cross Fire Host Paul
Begala). Carville was a guest on Meet The Press on Sunday, along with his
wife, Republican Strategist Mary Matalin. Carville was asked the mandate
question, and he made the man-date joke about McGreevey.


Carville then proceeded to crack up while his wife buried her head in her
hands in disgrace. An uncomfortable Russert asked her, "Who writes his
material?" And that was that. They moved on. Of course what's missing from
the picture as presented with a Fox News Host and a Bush advisor is the
outrage, the protests, the calls for Carville's head. In fact I dare say
that if you didn't see it for yourself on Sunday, you probably wouldn't have
heard a word about it, if it was not for this column.


Welcome to the world of the double standard. It's the world that republicans
and conservatives must constantly live in. Just ask Trent Lott, or Rick
Santorum, or even Bob Packwood. Let's hope that one day it will change.
 

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The left has no honor and they are the real bigots in this country.

They have no tolerance for people of faith. They cannot show indifference to gays. They laugh and talk about the military as goons. The makes fun of poor people in the ghettos and trailer parks.

They are elitist and I think most Americans are catching on. All they have is hatred and projection of their own issues on to those they are against.
 

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Carville is funny. He doesn't take himself seriously, and I think he's amazed Democrats do... and pay him big bucks!
 

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DADDY WARBUCKS
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I would find him humorous if his role was acting on Saturday Night Live.

It bothers me that he is a senior poltical adviser for some of the big Dem hitters.
 

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I heard he cracked an egg on his head on Russert's show and then said he had egg on his face. While I definately agree their is a double standard, I think the mandate line was funny, and wish everyone would lighten up. It would be just as funny if Hannity or Fred Barnes or Bill Kristol had said it. We need to say enough of this politically correct crap and stand up to the hypocrites the next time they try and demonize a conservative or republican with one of their witch hunts.
And Carvel's wife calls him "snakehead" LOL!
 

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Custer said:
Carville's Slur
Steve Malzberg
Monday, Nov. 15, 2004

In fact I dare say
that if you didn't see it for yourself on Sunday, you probably wouldn't have
heard a word about it, if it was not for this column.
Thanks for posting the article Custer, I'm not a big fan of Meet the Press so needless to say I missed it. I agree, perfect schtick for SNL, but a respected political discussion program? The irony is sweet!
 
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