Thursday, September 21, 2006

Stuff Happens: A Kennedy Kampaign Flashback

MDE states:
"No Amy, this stuff doesn't happen all the time on campaigns."
Let's go back in time a bit, to let's say, this post last August. You remember, the Kennedy Kampaign was BUSTED for not only plagiarizing AP articles, but modifying them to give favor to their candidate and still resenting them as official news. the AP was not too please. From the article:
The headline on Mark Kennedy's U.S. Senate campaign website, over excerpts from an Associated Press article, said he is "A Common-Sense Get Things Done Guy," and the AP material under the headline made the case that the Republican congressman voted with Democrats on 10 key issues this year.

Missing from the story were 13 sentences in which Democrats and political analysts accused Kennedy of disguising a career of extreme conservative voting by only recently casting a few votes with Democrats as he prepares for a U.S. Senate race. No link was supplied to the original version of the AP story, so readers who came to this article via the Kennedy website might think that they were getting the AP's portrayal of the candidate as a bipartisan moderate.
Now, what you need to be reminded is, the claim by Kennedy that AP stated "A Common-Sense Get Things Done Guy," was a quote from Kennedy himself within the article. talk about major spin and twist.

Needless to say, AP was a bit testy about the whole deal:
The AP is not pleased about the Kennedy campaign's editing of the article, and its attorney in Washington called the campaign Tuesday afternoon.

The lawyer requested that the material be removed as quickly as possible, said Dave Pyle, AP's Minneapolis bureau chief. "Number one, they are not authorized to use the content. And number two, if they were, they'd never be allowed to alter the content the way they have," Pyle said.
So when Kennedy and/or his staffers get busted crossing the line, they play duck and cover. To the best of my knowledge the staffers involved were never consequenced.

The true character and credibility of a candidate is determined based on their actions when facing diversity. Kennedy spun like a top, Amy cleaned house, offered an apology and proved she is the ONE candidate who has the integrity needed to represent Minnesota in the Senate.

Besides, if Kennedy and his confidants can't even keep their own servers secure, how do we expect him to keep our families and this country secure.


Oh, and the really good news is now KvPolygraph and MDE will be working themselves into a hemorrhage about this and unable to concentrate on actual issue that could possibly promote their candidate. But that isn't their style anyway!

No comments: