Thursday, January 04, 2007

 

The Lie That Will Never Die

For the 4,345,762,976th time, a Beltway Blowhard has regurgitated the BS that the late Pennsylvania governor, Bob Casey Sr., was barred from speaking at the 1992 Democratic National Convention because of his anti-abortion views. This time the liar was Novakula.

Look, this persistent falsehood doesn't even make logical sense. It's simply standard operating procedure for both parties: The first requirement for a speaking role at a national convention is support for the presidential ticket, and Casey refused to endorse Clinton/Gore.


Think about it: Would St. John McCain have been allowed to speak at the 2000 Republican National Convention if he had refused to endorse the Bush/Cheney ticket? And political junkies with long memories are very well aware that presidential candidate Eugene McCarthy was refused a speaking role at the 1968 Democratic National Convention because of his refusal to back the Humphrey/Muskie ticket, not because of his anti-war views.

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