Why is John Kerry stonewalling the release of his wife's tax returns? (http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110005291) The Wall Street Journal editorializes on the subject this morning. Since the Kerry campaign is proposing to raise tax rates on the upper middle class, most people would like to know whether the Kerry household uses tax-avoidance techniques to avoid paying its 'fair share,' the Journal notes. It also argues that it would be interesting to know whether she has given money to the Democratic 527 groups that pioneered a way around the campaign finance laws to support Mr. Kerry's campaign. I just want to know if she made more money from Halliburton than Dick Cheney, if she bailed out of Enron before its collapse, or if she dabbles in the reverse repurchase instruments that bankrupted Orange County, California a few years back. Is she in partnership with George Soros and does she shelter income off-shore. Heavily invested in gaming, liquor, or perhaps even the deadly tobacco companies? John Kerry is stonewalling because his fortune in benefiting from his wife's fortune surely contains the facts of a hundred hypocrisies. The media's indifference to this cover-up is number 101. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A19082-2004Jun30?language=printer) The Washington Post has written up the Bush-Cheney '04's outreach to church-goers, and the hand-wringing on the left is predictable. I think it is sinful of them to encourage pastors and churches to engage in partisan political activity and run the risk of losing their tax-exempt status," orates Steve Rosenthal, ceo of "America Coming Together. The Post missed the irony here: (http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/vote/27814.php) America Coming Together was recently in the news for its voter-registration efforts, which employed felons including sex offenders, to go door-to-door and obtain personal information on potential voters. The way-left group promised to stop sending criminals to your door. Now it is opining on the evils of registering church-goers, and lying in the process by suggesting voter registration drives in any way threaten tax-exempt status. Yeah, I'll worry what ACT has to say on the ethics of turning out the religious vote. (http://www.boston.com/news/politics/president/articles/2004/07/01/kerry_blasts_bush_for_military_call_ups?mode=PF) John Kerry sent former Air Force Chief of Staff Tony McPeak out to blast the Pentagon's call up of 5,600 members of the Individual Ready Reserve There are more than 110,000 former soldiers in the IRR, and the idea that tapping it is proof of arrogant mismanagement and poor planning at the civilian level is more proof that a vote for Kerry is a vote to cut-and-run in the war on terror, first in Iraq and then everywhere else. Kerry's criticism means he wouldn't use the IRR in the war, which has to mean he doesn't intend to fight it using all the tools available to the military. (20,000 soldiers were drawn from the IRR during the Gulf War.) John Kerry wants to be taken seriously as competent to defend the United States, but his campaign's every move telegraphs his intention to pursue head-in-the-sand isolationism and withdrawal from the front line of the war on terror. (http://www.washingtontimes.com/functions/print.php?StoryID=20040701-122456-6466r) The Washington Times' Rowan Scarborough reports on Zarqawi's intention to kidnap a female soldier for use in horrifying the American public. Zarqawi knows --all the terrorists know-- that the only way they can win is by breaking the will of the American people to fight the battles in Iraq, Afghanistan, and across the globe. President Bush knows the battle for American resolve is being fought daily, but Kerry seems oblivious to this. Attacking every detail of the war management for political advantage weakens that resolve and may even inspire the enemy in new efforts to divide the American public. It would be refreshing to hear the Kerry camp denounce the terrorists at least as often as they denounce the Pentagon. (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5335853/site/newsweek) Oh, Newsweek does a dance on Michael Moore It's a big dance floor, and its a very effective dance. (http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=39206) As written the other day, when you hear someone praising F911 in whole or part, you have proof positive that either a fool or a rogue has come close. The former cannot recognize malicious lies; the latter doesn't care provided they serve his ends. (http://www.startribune.com/stories/1576/4855537.html) Finally, the details are emerging on suspects arrested in the Twin Cities area, at least one of whom trained in an al Qaeda camp in Afghanistan. John Kerry doesn't like the Patriot Act. Perhaps some reporter should ask him if suspects like these are best left alone? John Kerry: Against fighting the war abroad with all available tools. Against fighting the war at home with all available tools. Consistently for retreat, from 1971 forward.