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Monday, October 18, 2004

CHENEY MAY FEIGN HEART ATTACK TO GAIN ELECTION EDGE

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Believe it or not, DMY has uncovered a Bush & Cheney strategy for Cheney to pull a “Bob Roberts,”* faking a heart attack to gain a sympathetic edge in this tight election if the polls do not drastically change by the last week in October, according to a confidential source close to the Oval Office—and DMY. In fact, our source says that Cheney will try to blame the faux heart attack on Kerry bringing up Mary Cheney’s sexual orientation in the last debate. Disgusting but true. And completely in character for these creeps.

Our source says they will tap John McCain for the VP spot, a sure shot to clinching the election. It’s unclear whether McCain knows about the plan or not. While it’s long been a rumor that Bush will dump Cheney and take on McCain, this is a backdoor way for them to do it without looking desperate for a new face on the ticket.

Is this the October surprise we’ve all been waiting for? It definitely could be. And saving it for the final week in October, with, I’m sure, some dramatic heroics on Cheney’s part about dropping out for the good of the country, and how vile Kerry is for driving him to a heart attack, will do a lot for they sympathy vote.

Though I shouldn’t be shocked, I am. Somehow I thought this sort of garbage was beyond even them—but it seems these guys will do ANYTHING to hold on to power. Don’t put it past them.

To counter this ploy we need to get the word out. Discuss this as a possible Bush-Cheney dirty trick—just like “whoops, there’s Osama!”—so that if it does actually happen, it won’t come as a surprise and people will at least be skeptical. And if it does happen, don’t fall into the sympathy trap. Call them to the carpet. And please: be careful to not sound like a conspiracy theorist when you do talk about it. But talk about it, forward this email, talk about it in chat rooms, on radio shows, and wherever else you can.

And all that while getting out and knocking on doors and phone calling for Kerry/Edwards.

It’s gonna be a tough two weeks but don’t give up!

Remember, you heard it here first.

--Donny Goldman for Ian Kleinfeld

*“Bob Roberts” is a 1990s film by Tim Robbins in which a far right wing presidential candidate feigns an assassination attempt in order to gain a sympathy vote, which he does.

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