As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Tuesday, April 27, 2004


As part of a two week-long "Smear Crap All Over the American Soldier" campaign, Dick Cheney yesterday spent most of a speech at Westminster College in Missouri bashing John Kerry's defense record. All of which came as a surprise to the President of the College:

Lamkin was so unhappy with Cheney's partisan address, which included swipes at Democratic candidate John F. Kerry, that he sent a campuswide letter expressing his displeasure.   
Fletcher wrote that he was "surprised and disappointed that Mr. Cheney chose to step off the high ground and resort to Kerry-bashing for a large portion of his speech."

The school's president had anticipated a foreign policy talk on the situation in Iraq. Given the political content of Cheney's speech, Fletcher said in his letter that he had invited Kerry, a senator from Massachusetts, to speak on campus "in the interest of balance and fairness and integrity." Fletcher could not be reached for further comment.
By the way, Dr. Lamkin happens to be a Brigadier General:

Dr. Lamkin received a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point... Prior to his appointment as Dean at West Point, Dr. Lamkin served in numerous command and staff positions in the Army, including battery command in Vietnam, battalion operations officer in Korea, and battalion command in Germany.  While at West Point, he served as a department head and as Vice Dean prior to being appointed as West Point’s tenth Dean.  He retired from the Army as a Brigadier General to take his position at Westminster.
I'm guessing that's one more Democratic vote in Missouri this November.