A Newsweek story this week reveals that Democrat presidential candidate Gen. Wesley Clark bases his party affiliation not on basic philosophical standards or where the parties stand on the issues of the day, but on who returns his phone calls.
“I would have been a Republican,” Clark told them, “if Karl Rove had returned my phone calls.”
Of course, it turns out even this isn't true. The Weekly Standard called the White House and asked if Gen. Clark had called Karl Rove. The White House, which keeps a log of all calls received, has no record of Clark calling Rove.
Of course, this is the same guy who several months ago was making claims that the White House urged him to link the Sept. 11 attacks to Saddam Hussein. When pressed, Clark said it wasn't the White House, it was people around the White House (whatever that means), when pressed further he said the phone call came from a foreign policy think-tank in Canada which apparently doesn't even exist.
It's a pity the Democrats can't come up with better candidates.