Gary Hart And Trust

This quote is from an email that Gary Hart wrote to the John Kerry website. The disgraced Senator from Colorado, who womanized before Bill Clinton made it acceptable, is, of course, towing the party line with regard to Iraq. In this email, and I encourage you to read the whole thing, this guy praises Kerry and holds him in such high regard that one might think he wants to date him. In any event, here is what the “honorable” Mr. Hart had to say:

Dear Friend,

“The public trust must be earned, and speaking clearly, candidly and forcefully now about the mess in Iraq is the place to begin.”

I wrote those words in August in The Washington Post to call on Democratic Party leaders to step forward on Iraq. My years in the Senate and as co-chair of the Bipartisan Commission on National Security had convinced me that, unless Democrats provided real leadership, Americans would never receive the honest and open debate about Iraq that our country deserves.

When I first read John Kerry’s October speech on Iraq, I knew it was a turning point. He spoke with the same unwavering voice – truth speaking to power – as he did when I first heard him speak out about the war in Vietnam in 1971. John Kerry got it right last month when he said, “Asking tough questions isn’t pessimism; it’s patriotism” and then answered those questions by offering a detailed plan to get the troops home.

Anyone care to guess why this guy would have the audacity to discuss public trust with us? This is the guy who said he was not fooling around and told the press to follow him around, it would be boring. Unfortunately for Hart, they did and found a woman named Donna Rice sitting on his lap aboard a boat named “Monkey Business.” How can one earn public trust when he lies to people? Even Clinton, though well liked by the liberal establishment, rates low on the trust scale. I don’t know of too many fathers who would want this guy around their daughters.

Hart and RiceHart says Kerry is truth speaking to power, like when he did in 1971 when discussing Vietnam. The donks love to throw Vietnam into everything. Mr. Hart, would that be the same truth to power who lied about atrocities committed though he never witnessed them? Would that be the same truth to power who still refuses to release his entire military records? Would that be the same truth to power who did not want anything to do with the military in the 70s but reported for duty as our war hero presidential candidate? Is this the same truth to power that takes both sides of nearly every argument?

The donks have a credibility problem. You see, they keep getting disgraced donks off the shelf and dusting them off. They all go out and call President Bush a liar. They know that the President did not lie but this is the drum they keep beating. They fail to realize that if we accept as true that the President lied then they were accomplices. They had the same information and since they have been in DC a hell of a lot longer, they had it for a longer time. That is why so many of them are on the record saying that Hussein had to go and that he was a threat. It was tough talk when their man was in office, now they were lied to. Since Bush has taken a decision and has not recanted on what he has said and the donks have all gone back on their words, we need to ask who really lied?

Were they lying then when they talked tough or are they lying now when they say they were misled? How many of us truly believe these people given the lies they have been caught in during their political careers? Hart and the Rice affair. The fact he dropped out of the presidential race because of evidence showing his marital infidelity, which he said never occurred, with another woman (besides Rice). Kerry and his lies about his military record and his lies about releasing them.

When you want a table built you call a carpenter. When you need electrical work you call an electrician. When you need medical work you call a doctor. So it follows that when you need someone to lie for you, you call a liar.

Ladies and gentlemen, Gary Hart…

Read it Here.

Photo National Enquirer (AP)

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