Mr. Kerry: Once again, the president is misleading America. I've actually passed 56 individual bills that I've personally written. And in addition to that, they're not always under my name, there is amendments on certain bills.
Not grammatical, but modest:
Compare Kerry's 57 bills and resolutions to Dick Cheney’s legislative accomplishments … Both of Them
Of course, Dick Cheney isn't running on his legislative record. He's running as the sitting Vice President. And as a former CEO of a multi-national corporation. And as a former Sec'y of Defense. And as a former Chief of Staff for President Gerald Ford. He's running on his executive record.
Which we shan't stoop to compare to the combined executive records of Kerry and Edwards. That would be cruel. But I'm sure it was a very tasty cookie with imported chocolate chips. I'm sure of it.
Instead we'll simply behold the legislative colossus:
S.J.RES.369: A joint resolution to designate the period of September 17 through October 10, 1988, as "Coastweeks '88."
S.2365: A bill authorizing the release of 86 USIA films with respect to the Marshall Plan.
S.RES.201 : A resolution to commend the courage and heroism of Walter Suskind, and [sic]unrecognized hero of World War II.
S.J.RES.158 : A joint resolution designating October 22 through 28, 1989, as "World Population Awareness Week".
S.J.RES.166 : A joint resolution to designate the period of September 16 through October 9, 1989, as "Coastweeks '89".
S.RES.18 : A resolution to recognize the accomplishments of Lewis A. Shattuck.
S.RES.133 : A resolution to designate May 21, 1991, as "National Land Trust Appreciation Day", and to recognize the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Trustees of Reservations.
S.J.RES.160 : A joint resolution designating the week beginning October 20, 1991, as "World Population Awareness Week".
S.J.RES.318 : A joint resolution designating November 13, 1992, as "Vietnam Veterans Memorial 10th Anniversary Day".
S.1418 : A bill to designate the Federal building located at 78 Center Street in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, as the "Silvio O. Conte Federal Building", and for other purposes.
S.CON.RES.67 : A concurrent resolution to correct technical errors in the enrollment of the bill H.R. 2333.
S.RES.183 : A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that the action taken by the Government of France against United States seafood products is a totally unwarranted action that is having severe repercussions on United States seafood producers and, in general, the United States fishing industry.
[No wonder they won't be sending any troops to Iraq if Kerry is elected!]
S.1206 : A bill to redesignate the Federal building located at 380 Trapelo Road in Waltham, Massachusetts, as the "Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center".
S.CON.RES.7 : Concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that the United States should establish an international education policy to further national security, foreign policy, and economic competitiveness, promote mutual understanding and cooperation among nations, and for other purposes.
S.RES.123 : A resolution amending the Standing Rules of the Senate to change the name of the Committee on Small Business to the "Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship".
S.RES.216 : A resolution to honor Milton D. Stewart for his years of service in the Office of Advocacy of the Small Business Administration.
S.RES.264 : A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate that small business participation is vital to the defense of our Nation, and that Federal, State, and local governments should aggressively seek out and purchase innovative technologies and services from American small businesses to help in homeland defense and the fight against terrorism.
That settles it. Tommy Franks was wrong:
Franks, a registered independent in Florida who has voted for both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, said he decided to endorse Bush because of his handling of the war against terrorism.
Other terrorist attacks during the Clinton administration went largely unanswered by the U.S., he said.
"I know a commander in chief when I see one and there's only one on the ballot," Franks said.
"After September 11th, we were blessed to have a commander in chief who said enough is enough.
"There are two options: to fight them (terrorists) over there or to fight them over here. I'm an over-there-kind-of-guy," he said.