Mud Slinging

Someone’s not playing fairly.

Bush, Unprecedented Negativity

Scholars Say Campaign Is Making History With Often-Misleading Attacks
By Dana Milbank and Jim VandeHei, Washington Post Staff Writers
Monday, May 31, 2004; Page A01

“It was a typical week in the life of the Bush reelection machine. Last Monday in Little Rock, Vice President Cheney said Democratic presidential candidate
John F. Kerry ‘has questioned whether the war on terror is really a war at
all’; and said the senator from Massachusetts ‘promised to repeal most
of the Bush tax cuts within his first 100 days in office.'”

sets record for re-election travel on Air Force One

Taxpayers foot bill at $56,800 per hour
By SCOTT LINDLAW, Associated Press

“WASHINGTON — President Bush is using Air Force One for re-election travel more
heavily than any predecessor, wringing maximum political mileage from a perk of
office paid for by taxpayers.”