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Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Crawford TX (Kerry Country) 

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - The newspaper in President Bush's adopted
hometown of Crawford threw its support on Tuesday behind Bush's
Democratic rival, Sen. John Kerry.
The weekly Lone Star Iconoclast criticized Bush's handling of the war in
Iraq and for turning budget surpluses into record deficits. The
editorial also criticized Bush's proposals on Social Security and
Medicare. "The publishers of The Iconoclast endorsed Bush four years
ago, based on the things he promised, not on this smoke-screened
agenda," the newspaper said in its editorial. "Today, we are endorsing
his opponent, John Kerry."
It urged "Texans not to rate the candidate by his hometown or even his
political party, but instead by where he intends to take the country."
Bush spends many of his weekends and holidays at his Crawford, Texas,
ranch. The Iconoclast's publisher and editor-in-chief, W. Leon Smith,
said the newspaper is sent to Bush's ranch each week. "But I don't know
if he
reads it," Smith said. The Kerry campaign welcomed the endorsement in an
email to reporters.

...oh, you bet they did! Can you picture Kerry, in a Stetson and boots, doing the commercial in front of the newspaper office?

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