Dole in the Headlights
Elizabeth Dole was asked by Fox News to name a Democrat who was appeasing terrorists. She couldn?t, but instead launched into a nonsensical yarn, loosely linking opposition to the long-ineffective missile defense program and the Patriot Act to appeasement.
Transcript (from Think Progress):
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WALLACE: Senator Dole, which Democrats, and I?d like you to name them, which Democrats running for the Senate this year believe the terrorists can be appeased?
DOLE: Well, let me say, first of all, that I think what the administration officials were saying is that this is a very serious situation. They want the American people to realize that these are Islamic jihadists who are literally trying to destroy our way of life, destroy us, and they were raising the level of attention to just how serious it is.
WALLACE: I know, but some people ?
DOLE: And I just want to say ? let me just mention that the tools that are needed to fight the war on terror, such as the PATRIOT Act ? now, there are a number of the Democrat candidates who are against the PATRIOT Act. Sherrod Brown, for example, who?s running against Mike DeWine in Ohio. I could name any number ? um, Bob Menendez, I believe, voted against the PATRIOT Act. The Terrorist Surveillance Program, many of the Democrats have raised concerns about this particular tool, which enabled, the same kind of tool enabled the British to come across the plot to bomb airplanes, and the Bank Surveillance Act, and missile defense system, the Democrats have been against the missile defense system.
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