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Kerry and Dean Expose Democratic Rift

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by rimrocker, Oct 8, 2003.

  1. rimrocker

    rimrocker Contributing Member

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    How can a party unite after this kind of disagreement? And Bush plays it smart by not addressing the question. Oh woe is us Dems!
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    Kerry accuses Dean of liking the Yankees

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    By Ken Maguire

    Oct. 8, 2003 | BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts Senator John Kerry is again challenging presidential rival Howard Dean's allegiance to Red Sox Nation.

    With Boston preparing to face archrival New York in the American League Championship Series, Kerry said Tuesday that if New York beats Boston in the best-of-seven series that begins Wednesday, he'll send New England clam chowder to Dean's campaign. He wants Manhattan chowder from Dean if Boston wins.

    Kerry last month accused Dean, the former Vermont governor and current front-runner for the Democratic nomination, of being a Yankees fan.

    Dean, a New York native, called the accusation insulting, and insisted he backs Boston.

    "Howard Dean has a relationship with the Yankees that goes way back so we hope he is willing to put some chowder behind his childhood team," Kerry spokeswoman Kelley Benander said.

    Dean, however, told reporters in Iowa that he's rooting for the Red Sox. He's also pulling for the Chicago Cubs to beat the Florida Marlins in the National League Championship Series.

    "I always root for the underdog," Dean said. "Those are the two biggest underdogs."

    Kerry, better known for sailboarding and ice hockey than for baseball banter, also plans to launch a "Cowboy Up for Kerry" effort, using the slogan Red Sox players adopted for the stretch run.

    Hypersensitive Red Sox fans take New York-Boston stuff seriously. The Red Sox last won the World Series in 1918 and a year later sold Babe Ruth to the Yankees. As the Yankees have gone on to win 26 World Series titles, some Red Sox fans have come to believe their team has been undermined by the "Curse of the Bambino."

    Meanwhile at the White House, President Bush says he's staying out of the fray.

    Asked Tuesday at a press conference "Red Sox or Yankees?" Bush said the matchup is "good for baseball."

    "My team, of course, was eliminated in June," he said, referring to the lowly Texas Rangers, a team he used to own.
     
  2. bamaslammer

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    They have got to be kidding me.....who the hell cares what team a politician likes? They prove my point everyday about what a bunch of clowns are running on the Democrat side.
     
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    Yeeeeeeeeaaaaaah. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. :rolleyes:

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