The Instapundit has a post up in which he notes the incredibly dishonest Memo from Mary Beth Cahill about the GOP’s “Coalition of the Wild-Eyed,” and readers point out that it is rather amusing to watch the Kerry campaign trying to distance themselves from MoveOn, Michael Moore, and the DU, when the DU is linked to the Kerry web site, a former front man for MoveON is now Kerry’s Director of Internet Operations.
Zach Exley is the fringe left, and has been traveling in loony left circles for years. How many of you remember “Fortunate Son: George W. Bush and the Making of an American President?” A lot of you probably don’t, because it was written by James Hatfield, who claimed any number of bizarre things in the book. Hatfield’s chief claim to fame was his charge that Bush had been arrested for possession of cocaine, but his father’s powerful ties interfered and cleared the whole things up.
That is ground zero for the cocaine rumors. Unfortunately, it turns out that the author is a fraud and a two-time felon, and after numerous things in the book did not check out, St. Martin’s Press stopped printing and issued a recall. A small fringe publishing company, Soft Skull Press, then picked up the book.
The documentary “Horns And Halos” films the lunatic running Soft Skull, a chap named Sander Hicks, and James Hatfield running around trying to get the book published. Featured several times in the film is a mutual friend who gives advice. That mutual friend is none other than Zach Exley.
At any rate, Front Page has a lot more on the ‘colorful’ Mr. Exley.
The point of this post, btw, is not to limit who people speak with- that is fine. If John Kerry and Terry McAuliffe want to be at the Fahrenheit 9/11 premiere, fine. Freedom of speech and freedom of association. If John Kerry wants to hire Zach Exley- fine. But that doesn’t mean I have to forget that he refused to disavow the Hitler MoveOn commercials. That doesn’t mean I can’t point out all the outrageous things Moore has said and done.
Just quit pissing down my leg and telling me it is raining.
Speaking of Moore, the following excerpt from today’s NYT oped page clarifies a few things about Mr. Moore’s usually well-hidden anti-semitism:
“Before a delighted Cambridge crowd, Moore reflected on the tragedy of human existence: ‘You’re stuck with being connected to this country of mine, which is known for bringing sadness and misery to places around the globe.’ In Liverpool, he paused to contemplate the epicenters of evil in the modern world: ‘It’s all part of the same ball of wax, right? The oil companies, Israel, Halliburton.’ ”
Delightful…Halliburton and Israel as “the epicenters of evil in the modern world.” I wonder how some of the prominent Democrats who are now embracing Moore are going to rationalize away some of the comments that this slimy slug has said over the years.
The Lonewacko Blog
Kerry’s campaign co-chairman is the former president of the UCLA chapter of the racial separatist group MEChA. Maybe one of these days this will get some slight amount of attention from our non-liberal media.
To this day this fraud’s claims are embraced as Michael Moore uses the song “Cocaine” in his film.