September 22, 2004


As if the Kerry campaign didnít have enough problems:

Documentarian and liberal rabble-rouser Michael Moore kicked off a 62-speech, pre-election tour Monday. His tour, which he calls the Slacker Uprising Tour, will go to college campuses and arenas and will concentrate on 20 swing states.

And it will drive even more voters away from Kerry. Moore looked so damn happy during the Republican convention that I can only conclude heís an undercover Bush operative employed to undermine the Left from within. He sure acts like a Republican; consider the amount CalState "slackers" have ponied up to hear Moore speak:

They've raised $46,000 to cover Moore's appearance fee and the rental of an undisclosed hall.

UPDATE. Already distracted by the the Swift Veterans for Truth, Kerry now faces another fact-checking menace:

John Kerry has called the frozen tundra in Green Bay "Lambert Field," hailed the dreaded Buckeyes while standing in a state of Wolverines and praised the slugging of a Sox star named "Manny Ortiz."

Now Kerry's sportsmen gaffes will live in infamy - thanks to the Web.

Launched last week, Football Fans for Truth was the brainchild of two Bush backers.

In addition to the Lambeau Field, Ohio State vs. Michigan and Manny Ramirez (or David Ortiz) gaffes, the Web site highlights Kerry saying Eddie Yost is his favorite Red Sox player - though Yost never played for the Sox.

It also chides Kerry for hunting doves, for blaming Secret Service agents for a skiing fall and for "throwing like a girl."

Posted by Tim Blair at September 22, 2004 02:19 AM

Moore is doing this get-out-the-slacker-vote tour for MONEY?? Committed ideologue Moore will help the Dems in their hour of desperation if he gets paid?? Moore is going to get off his ample rear and go shill for a fortune??

At least that last one's the American way.

Posted by: c at September 22, 2004 at 02:39 AM

If California is suddenly a "swing state", the Senator is in much more trouble than even I thought.

Posted by: skippystalin at September 22, 2004 at 02:50 AM

For $46,000 I guess Moore is willing to call it a swing state. How unusual for him, letting crass commercialism affect his decisions...

Posted by: Shelby at September 22, 2004 at 03:05 AM

Kerry is so metrosexual about sports that he's probably one of about twenty males in the US who _hasn't_ buffed the bishop to thoughts of Kerri Walsh.

Uh, was that out loud?

Posted by: Dave S. at September 22, 2004 at 03:40 AM

In Michigan, the Ohio State Buckeyes are not "dreaded". They're despised. The feeling is mutual in Ohio toward the Wolverines.

Posted by: chuck at September 22, 2004 at 06:08 AM

How many people are likely to show up at the "undisclosed hall"?

Posted by: Forbes at September 22, 2004 at 06:23 AM

Well, everyone who sold their bikes to pitch in for those $46000, for one...I'm sure Mikey appreciates it just as much as Dean did. Probably going to be just as, erm, worthwhile an investment too.

Posted by: PW at September 22, 2004 at 07:23 AM

Lambert Field is the old name of the St. Louis airport. I'll give him a pass. The last one Favre through in Philly, not McNabb's 4th-and-26.

Posted by: chrisbenoist at September 22, 2004 at 07:49 AM

These are probably the swing states Moore means:

A new crop of polls in six Democratic-leaning states released Monday showed that John Kerry has a lead in Michigan, while running neck-and-neck or trailing President Bush in five other states.
Most electoral vote strategizing begins with the assumption that Kerry would be able to hold all or nearly all of the 19 states Al Gore won in 2000. He could then add some of the states Bush narrowly won four years ago in order to get the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency.

But the new polling data from Iowa, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin indicate that Kerry has much work to do on Democratic turf in the six weeks that remain before the votes are counted on election night.

With only 41 days of campaigning left, every day Kerry spends bolstering his support in states that Gore won in 2000 is a day he can't invest in the states Bush narrowly won, such as Nevada.

C'mon Moore - get campaigning in New York, your boy's behind!

Posted by: Quentin George at September 22, 2004 at 08:20 AM

Most of the $46,000 probably went towards hiring a hall large enough to contain Moore.

Posted by: Paul Zrimsek at September 22, 2004 at 09:14 AM

Nonsense Paul, halls are cheap. It's the rider that blows out the cost - flash fried buffalo don't come for free.

Posted by: fidens at September 22, 2004 at 09:40 AM

That's the arm he used to lob grenades at the 'cong, which probably explains the Purple Hearts.

Posted by: Pig Head Sucker at September 22, 2004 at 10:38 AM

Kerri Walsh?....Jennie Finch for mine.

Posted by: slatts at September 22, 2004 at 12:38 PM

If any Dems read this, I'm willing to preach the Dem hatred for $45,000. Less if necessary. I'll provide my own transportation.

Thank you.

Posted by: Birkel at September 22, 2004 at 04:09 PM

A bit of a stretch to see Moore as a GOP plant but not so hard to imagine that he might just be another of the Hilary cheer squad who have infiltrated the Kerry camp to "help' his campaign.Either way Bush must love the obese grub.

Posted by: Lew at September 22, 2004 at 04:14 PM

Moore should rename his tour from "Slacker Uprising Tour" to "Stupid Loser Uprising Tour" or "SLUT" for short. With Moore, it's all about the money, and he knows that sluts can make good money. Actually, I guess Moore would be the pimp - that's where the big money is.

Posted by: glen at September 23, 2004 at 12:49 AM

A local state school here in Utah shelled out $40,000 for Moore to appear. The move by the student government there has raised an outcry in conservative Utah. So now they're looking at bringing Sean Hannity too, who says he'll speak for free.,1249,595093061,00.html

Posted by: SLCDoc at September 23, 2004 at 01:48 AM

A local state school here in Utah shelled out $40,000 for Moore to appear.

What a waste of money. I'd come and give a rabid left-wing speech for half that. Plus I'm better looking...


Posted by: Quentin George at September 23, 2004 at 05:50 PM

I for one am thrilled he's doing the tour. Anything that works to get more voters out to the polls is fine by me.

Posted by: Gayla at September 25, 2004 at 12:41 AM

It would be more "thrilling", Gayla, if he did it for free. Since he feels so strongly about this election and the nation, I mean. I don't see $46,000 as a expense reimbursement.

Otherwise, I have this nagging feeling that Moore is just separating fools from their money.

Posted by: The Real JeffS at September 25, 2004 at 01:12 PM