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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) should "at least avoid the stench of hypocrisy."

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Today's L.A. Times letter to the editor, because our voices matter:

Re "Kerry easily wins Senate vote for secretary of State," Jan. 30

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) claims Vietnam War veteran and Purple Heart recipient Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is "anti-military" and is therefore unfit to serve as secretary of State.

In so doing, Cruz, who never served in uniform, joins a not-very-exclusive group known as the "chicken hawks." These are folks whose enthusiasm for war and all things military does not extend to their own service. Some members who may be familiar to Cruz are Dick Cheney, Rush Limbaugh, Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney.

It might have been wiser for Cruz to have emulated Republican Sens. John Cornyn of Texas and James Inhofe of Oklahoma and admit that he wouldn't vote for Kerry because he's a liberal. While petty and obstructionist, this would at least avoid the stench of hypocrisy.

Kevin Smith

Newbury Park

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VIDEO: "Can this doctor take this chicken to a gas station?"

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By GottaLaff

Chickens for Check-Ups calls fowl on Chicken Sue (who, if you missed it, has backed off her inane, clucked-up bartering comments... sort of a poor man's Cash for Cluckers) with their first TV ad:

H/t: Greg Sargent

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Sue Lowden finally chickens out: “Bartering Is Not A Policy”

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By GottaLaff

Chicken Sue finally chickened out. Join me in the Chicken Dance to celebrate the end of her extended, and hilariously pathetic, clinging to the few feathers that remained of her health care barter system.


Via Greg Sargent:

[T]he candidate has now taken to her blog to clarify once and for all that she is not advocating for a chickens-for-checkups health plan:

I can understand why Harry Reid and his Washington allies and Hollywood friends are creating political theater rather than solving real problems. Bargaining, bartering and negotiating for health coverage is not a policy — it is a fact. It is occurring today and has been since the founding of our nation. If you want to see my policy on health care reform, it has been on my web page since last year -– and it remains there to this day. Nowhere in my health reform proposal do I discuss bargaining, bartering or negotiating, rather I offer real solutions that work without creating a new, government-run entitlement program that Nevadans don’t want and they cannot afford.

And people say Joe Biden has gaffe-itis.

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