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July 10, 2004

The Osama Vote


Let the slimefest begin!

Apparently, one of the jaded themes that has entered the election narrative is that bin Ladin is supporting Kerry. In this video clip from two days ago, Chris Matthews propagated the idea that al Qaeda was motivated to launch a pre-election attack in order to ‘get rid of a pro-war government.’ The idea has also been talked up by other conservative commentators. In this instance, Mr. Hardball is shown pushing the theory at two different senators, John Breaux (D-LA) and Richard Shelby (R-AL).

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