Friday, October 22, 2004

It's traditional for Presidential candidates to have a physical in an election year


Some members of the American public would like to ask:

President Bush to please take a physical for the American people to scrutinize

Historically, every candidate running for the office of President submits a physical for public scrutiny.


It's a part of getting the job

President Bush and John Kerry have submitted tax returns for public scrutiny like every other candidate on the Presidential tickets (Cheney, Kerry, Edwards) and every candidate's campaign reports its finances according to campaign finance rules.

Mr. Kerry has gotten a check-up. Mr. Bush has not. This is an election year. Should we start going against this tradition?

The President's health is a matter of national security, especially since in this 2004 election "national security" is an important campaign issue and a President having a health problem is important to the debate. It would be unfair to voters if they were not making a fully informed choice.

I call on other citizens to debate this issue publicly.

47 Comments:

At October 22, 2004 at 6:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can also read comments about the president and his behavior/appearance during the debates here:

http://isbushwired.com/
http://www.bushsdefibrillator.blogspot.com/
http://www.bushwired.blogspot.com/
http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/

 
At October 22, 2004 at 8:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At October 22, 2004 at 10:26 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drunk people should not drive.
Stupid people should not vote.

dumbass

 
At October 22, 2004 at 11:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess that anonm. poster is not voting

 
At October 22, 2004 at 11:20 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

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At October 22, 2004 at 1:07 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

Lets give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he shouldn't drive...

political commentator

 
At October 22, 2004 at 2:23 PM, Blogger T Rex said...

Are you serious? Are you really wanting to publicly debate Bush's health. He talks, walks, and looks fine. How far into the bottomless pit of dirty politics must we go? Further, why should his medical records be up for public scrutiny, many wouldn't like theirs and he is entitled to some privacy.

 
At October 22, 2004 at 2:46 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

T Rex:

You are right. Everyone deserves privacy.

Let me present a scenario which demonstrates how this issue has meaning to the public, and is different:

.....
Suppose in the election of 2016 a candidate goes up for re-election and also skips his physical because he is too busy. What if that person had a physical ailment that was quickly developing, and it was not seen?

Should the public allow this prescident?

 
At October 22, 2004 at 3:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny

http://www.happygolarry.com/2004/10/13/bulge

 
At October 22, 2004 at 5:07 PM, Blogger T Rex said...

First, thats purely hypothetical. Second, thats why you elect a president AND vice president. I'm sure and debilitating disease is sure to be noticed. Unless he has Ebola or the plague i dont think there is that much to worry about. He's in his 50's anyhow. It sounds more like digging for another reason to complain about the president. Anyhow look at F.D.R., the man had polio and was stricken to a wheelchair. He was elected to four terms and died practically at the beginning of his last term.

 
At October 22, 2004 at 5:47 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

> First, thats purely hypothetical.

Hypothetical yes, but is it *possible* ?

>Second, thats why you elect a president AND vice president.

VP candidate on Republican ticket has heart problems, further strengthening the case

>I'm sure and debilitating disease is sure to be noticed.

Are you a doctor to comment with certainty?

>It sounds more like digging for another reason to complain about the president.

It seems the more we dig, the more reasons to complain about the President

>Anyhow look at F.D.R.

Polio made him unable to walk, et al. His mental capacity was not threatened. But, the thing you are not seeing is that WE KNEW he had polio.

 
At October 22, 2004 at 6:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you people need to wash the dog, or mow the lawn, or something?

 
At October 22, 2004 at 6:32 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

No, we dont need to mow the lawn but we have to check up on a certain bush.

 
At October 22, 2004 at 6:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush Signs Corporate Tax Bill
Law Provides $136 Billion in Tax Breaks to Business

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A54128-2004Oct22.html

 
At October 22, 2004 at 6:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.engadget.com/entry/7831505514082462/

 
At October 22, 2004 at 6:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.strokeheart.org/CYPA/bush.html

It is known George Bush senior has a genetic disease



"Left untreated, AF can lead to a stroke, the third leading cause of death in this country."



If you are not able to view the George Bush public service announcement, here is what he said:

"Hi, I'm one of two million Americans who have a type of irregular heartbeat called Atrial Fibrillation, or AF. Left untreated, AF can lead to a stroke, the third leading cause of death in this country. In fact, this year 80,000 Americans will have a stroke because of AF. Luckily, it can be detected and treated. And the first step to seeing if you might have AF could be an easy self-exam. You can learn a simple way to check your pulse to see if you have an irregular heartbeat, and what to do about it. If you're over 50, it means taking 60 seconds to check your pulse twice a year. Strokes can be prevented. Learn the warning signs and how to reduce your risk. Talk to your doctor. "

 
At October 22, 2004 at 8:21 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

Hello, we would like your comments on the issue that is being raised on this web blog, I would like your comments.

You can post anonymously.

 
At October 22, 2004 at 8:37 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

You can also read news about the president and his behavior/appearance during the debates here:

http://isbushwired.com/
http://www.bushsdefibrillator.blogspot.com/
http://www.bushwired.blogspot.com/
http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/

 
At October 23, 2004 at 4:19 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

We are working on a few new articles, we'll be back with new links soon.

 
At October 23, 2004 at 4:44 AM, Blogger HJ & LK said...

Seems to me that it that although the health of a president is important, there are far more critical issues to consider. I have been privileged to vote in quite a few elections, but never one that seems as critical to the future of America and even the world.

Between the two sets of candidates, there is a chasm of difference: philosophical and track record-wise. One team is for America as a nation, and the other is for self interest, individually and as a society. On 9/12/2001, there was a moment in this country's history of a united America. There is a team that would like America to live that way, not just have moments. That is the team to vote for.

 
At October 23, 2004 at 5:06 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

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At October 23, 2004 at 5:07 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

HJ & LK:

What makes us different from say, a school of fish, is that we huddle and organize, seeking out truth on what we individually feel is important as an issue. I stand for many other issues, but here is one which matters to me that has not been discussed. So I have made the step to open it.

The fish just huddle for protection.

Do we huddle for protection and set new prescedents in their wake?

 
At October 23, 2004 at 5:38 AM, Blogger Joseph Cleveland said...

If you would like to seek some facts, then I would like to invite you to visit my blog site. Any young people should be interested in the content of my blog. I write about important issues concerning people, especially young people.

If I were you, I would be more worried about Kerry and his tendency to watch the polls before he takes a stand on issues. His agenda is so transparent; I mean come on, Kerry "the hunter". I laugh at him. Just when did he sell-out. At least "W" is a man. I don't see how Kerry looks at himself in the mirror.

Nevertheless, it doesn't matter what your political stand is. Come read what I have so far, and if you don't like it then that is ok. However, if you are honest with yourself, I don't feel like you will disagree.

The Conservative Movement: Seeking real representation for the younger generation.

 
At October 23, 2004 at 5:49 AM, Blogger Joseph Cleveland said...

Here is a site for which you may find interesting. A blog that consists of issues to be concerned with if you are a young person. I just started it a few days ago; however, it is coming along pretty good.

"W"2004 In tune with young people

 
At October 23, 2004 at 6:50 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

Joseph Cleveland:

Thank you for your thoughts regarding why President Bush has not submitted for a physical exam.

We appreciate all sides.

I would like to quote you and comment:

"
If I were you, I would be more worried about Kerry and his tendency to watch the polls before he takes a stand on issues. His agenda is so transparent;...
"

I would suggest that "transparent" is good. That is what we also want from Mr. Bush. Mr. Kerry has submitted a physical for public scrutiny and Mr. Bush has not.

Governments are not founded on blind faith, scrutiny is good.

 
At October 23, 2004 at 7:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/politics/20041022-1310-ventura-kerry.html

According to King, Ventura changed his mind after watching the debates.

King said he voted for Bush in 2000 because he thought he would be more moderate and more fiscally conservative.

"The truth is, I wanted him to succeed," King said. "I'm here today because he hasn't succeeded on any level."

 
At October 23, 2004 at 12:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A friend mentioned you to me

Nice job

 
At October 23, 2004 at 2:38 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

Dave Lindorff mentions the President and the lack of a physical in an article today:

http://www.axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/article_12875.shtml

"
If it’s a medical device, voters have a right to know just what the health condition is of the man they are considering for the next four years of the presidency (this is particularly true given that Bush’s vice president, Dick Cheney, is far less popular than the man at the head of the ticket, and moreover, is someone who himself has suffered multiple heart attacks already, making him a less than ideal back-up). Significantly, President Bush has not released his medical records, and reportedly skipped his last annual physical.
"

You can learn more about this topic at:

http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/
http://puppetstring.blogspot.com/
http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/
http://isbushwired.com/
http://bushwired.blogspot.com/
http://bushbulge.com/ (send an automatic letter at this site)
http://bushsdefibrillator.blogspot.com
http://politicalcommentator.blogspot.com/

 
At October 23, 2004 at 3:28 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

You can vote in an online poll regarding this issue:

http://www.OpenDebate.com/t4q578

 
At October 23, 2004 at 6:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Because it means that the president is unfit to serve in time of war. He is unwell, and he is lying about that fact, just as he lied to us about WMD and everything else of importance in his administration.

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At October 23, 2004 at 7:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You all are still at it

give it up

 
At October 24, 2004 at 7:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Europeans burst into laughter because of the state America is in now.
What a puppetshow, dudes.

Hey I'm from Holland, we have a PM who looks like Harry Potter and seems to be able to present himself als some sort of John Cleese on valium, but then again: he doesn't drool.....

I look at it from a distance and *GRIN*.....
I don't really care if he's wired, but if a president needs some wires to have other people tell him what to do and say during HIS debate, and it's as obvious as it is on the pictures on this weblog I would start to think to myself: Do I want this guy as a president?
Yet again, I don't have to live in your country, where paperboys become millionairs and nutcases become president, but (yep, there's the but) since you Americans have dug yourself into each and every inch of the western world it does make me worried.

Our PM was in the hospital for a few weeks with an infected foot. We were on the brake of political chaos due to a scratch!
What if "W" has a heartproblem. We sure know the VP has one. What's the point GWB has NOT to have it checked? Oh, it's so obvious......
Put your hands over your eyes, put your fingers in your ears and vote for mister Bush.


Hey, what if the wire tells him to press the button?
*BOOM*

A concerned Dutch guy.

 
At October 25, 2004 at 12:29 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

A recent fake post has appeared and I cannot locate it.

Should anyone see it please report it to me at political.commentator@gmail.com

 
At October 25, 2004 at 6:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/10/298916.shtml

 
At October 26, 2004 at 6:07 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

Interesting poll:

http://www.economist.com/media/pdf/YouGovP.pdf

Have you seen the photograph of the bulge under Bush's jacket?

Yes -- 23%

No -- 77%

 
At October 26, 2004 at 6:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.banachek.org/Popoff.htm

Earpiece scam...

 
At October 26, 2004 at 6:18 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

Article on Bush health concerns:

http://mathaba.net/news/print.shtml?cmd[40]=i-42-0c99dd3b3a0124a4aa4c65d1b0259bd4

"This goes a long ways toward explaining why W would keep any medical issues out of the public's eye."

DISCLAIMER: there are some wild allegations in there, I dont subscribe to any of that, just the part about a potential reason for not taking a physical.

 
At October 26, 2004 at 7:11 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

http://www.thiscantbehappening.net/Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Bulgegate: The President's Newest Lie About What He Wore to the Debates

"
Okay, tell me the truth. Does anyone think that millionaire preppy George W. Bush has a badly tailored shirt or a badly tailored suit in his wardrobe?
"

Excellent work David Lindorff

 
At October 27, 2004 at 12:31 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

From a news group in the UK:

"
>> **I've been informed that it is significantly less than 50%. More like less
>> than 25% actually voted for Dubya. Scary stuff.
>
> Of the electorate, yes. Since only about half the electorate vote in
> US elections, that would be normal in close contests.
>
"

That is correct. 25% of the people that live in America are the ones which are going to form a majority.

That is why the Republican party has become so fundamentalist. It knows how to count. They just need to get all their religious conservatives to vote and then give some rich people tax breaks to talk nice about them.

This is why the Republican party actively tries to suppress the vote everywhere except their 'turf'.

Read more:
......................................

What was that wire for?

 
At October 28, 2004 at 5:27 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

A potentially massive development is taking place as we speak.

We are investigating the possibility that the BULGE is an IV (intravenous) device that operates with WI FI technology....

Researching....

 
At October 29, 2004 at 2:11 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

SALON ARTICLE HERENASA photo analyst: Bush wore a device during debate
Physicist says imaging techniques prove the president's bulge was not caused by wrinkled clothing.

 
At October 29, 2004 at 11:48 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

Breaking news: Could it really be a defibrillator?-----------------------------
MUST READ-----------------------
An example of a defibrillator morphed and transposed onto this photo reveal some startling similarities. Lookin at this photo I wonder if the bulge is actually much larger, like an iceberg. Notice the small white circle.....

 
At October 30, 2004 at 8:34 AM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------"Can't cover the Bulge radio interview"---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

BROOKE GLADSTONE: So where is most of the coverage of this mysterious bulge coming from?

CHRIS SUELLENTROP: There was speculation about this in 2000, believe it or not. But the thing that really kicked off this latest wave was an article in Salon.com. And then, that kicked off a big liberal blog wave of chatting, and then sort of percolated up into the New York Times, and from there, it got into the Associated Press. I saw a picture of it on Headline News.

 
At October 31, 2004 at 5:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

more likely, Bush was self-medicating by abusing drugs. probably, he's on paxil now.

 
At October 31, 2004 at 2:27 PM, Blogger Political Commentator said...

Robert M. Nelson, the NASA senior research scientist who analyzed the wired Bush images, was interviewed on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) radio show 'As it happens' on 29 Oct. 2004. The interview can be heard by following the link below and click 'Listen to Part 2 of As It Happens'. ---------------------------------------LISTEN HERE---------------------------------

 
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I saw a link about that on http://www.AEDefibrillator.com yesterday that made it sound like you would do better finding it online.

 

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