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(MAMASANS)--Looking further into the 2005 flap the VP candidate found himself in with Jerry Kilgore, another newspaper article has come back from the dead...
READING EAGLE--OCT 26, 2005
(OCR DECODED//UNEDITED)-- The ad. for Republican can-didate Jerry Kilgore. claimed that his Democratic opponent, Tim Kaine. said Hitler doesn't qualify for the death penalty. The intended implication, apparently, was that Kaine is so wobbly on the death penalty that even Hitler would escape punishment. Whatever the in-tent, Kilgore's camp clearly distorted both what Kaine said and what he meant. Fat feheck.org, the fact-check-ing arm of the Annenberg Pub-lic PolicyCenter of the Univer-sity of Pennsylvania, dissected the quote in question. a varia-tion of which came Rem a Sep-tember editorial board meet-ing with Kaine at the Richmond limes-Dispatch, Kaine was responding to a reporter's questions about the extent of his opposition to the death penalty: Would even Hitler quality for ultimate jus-
tire? Kaine, who also opposes abortion, equivocated some-what. saying. "God grants life, and God should take it away." Nevertheless. he's on record repeatedly promising to en-force the laws of the state, in-cluding the death penalty. At the newspaper meeting. Kaine. in fact, said that littler may deserve the death penalty for his acts. He never said that Hitler doesn't quality for the death penalty. Even had he gotten his facts right. Kilgore should have re-sisted the temptation to exploit the Hitler moment He cheap-ened himself even as he helped devalue Hiller's unique contribution to human horror. What's clear is that playing the Hitler card is a cheap trick designed only to sensationalize and stir emotions. Hyperbolists on both sides of the political aisle are equally guilty, and the effect is both numbing and bor-ing. Hitler isn't a magician of
AND SO ON & SO FORTH--
Where does the candidate stand today on capital punishment, even as today the world witnessed in Munich kids being killed by a madman.
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