The 2003 American Moonbat Of The Year Award
Just for the fun of it, I decided to slap together a little contest for RWN’s readers. Yes, for the first time ever, you get to vote for the craziest statement made by a prominent lefty or Democrat in 2003. Only Americans were eligible and I tried to weed out the lesser knowns with the exception of Kevin Manley who made the cut because his whacked out claims made it into USA Today. Tonight at 8 PM EST, I’m going to tally up the votes and declare a winner. Write-ins are welcome and one vote per RWN user is allowed.
The nominees are…
— Wesley Clark: “I WENT BACK through the Pentagon in November 2001, and one of the senior military staff officers had time for a chat. Yes, we were still on track for going against Iraq, he said. But there was more. This was being discussed as part of a five-year campaign plan, he said, and there were a total of seven countries, beginning with Iraq, then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia, and Sudan. So, I thought, this is what they mean when they talk about “draining the swamp.”
— Howard Dean on Bush & 9/11: “The most interesting theory that I’ve heard so far, which is nothing more than a theory, I can’t-think it can’t be proved, is that he was warned ahead of time by the Saudis.”
— USA Today’s Kevin Manley: “President Bush meant to fall off his Segway. Oh, I’m sure of it. What we’ve got here is a clever conspiracy – a pre-emptive strike to save the oil industry from a technology that could sap its power.”
— Jim McDermott for replying “Yeah. Oh, yeah,” when asked if he thought the capture of Saddam Hussein was timed to help Bush.
— Michael Moore: “I think the United States, I think our government knows where (Bin Laden) is and I don’t think we’re going to be capturing him or killing him any time soon.”
— James Moran: “If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq we would not be doing this.
…The leaders of the Jewish community are influential enough that they could change the direction of where this is going, and I think they should.”
***Update #1***: And the winner is…Michael Moore. An appropriate choice to be sure although I would have had to go with Kevin Manley just because his Segway theory was so completely off the wall…