Sex Offenders for Kerry.
A Democratic group crucial to John Kerry's presidential campaign has paid felons -- some convicted of sex offenses, assault and burglary -- to conduct door-to-door voter registration drives in at least three election swing states.
When the Left attacks its own. Arch-liberal Eric Alterman has a piece savaging Ralph Nader. In it he links to a piece from Front Page Magazine, a Conservative news site.
Two things here - first, Nader has always been a loose cannon. The Left ignored this for decades because they loved him. Now that he threatens their goal of unseating Bush at any cost they suddenly notice what a jerk he really is.
Second, Nader is right. There is no candidate for the anti-war crowd. Kerry is promising to send more troops while turning control (blame?) over to NATO. This is not what the Deaniacs want to hear. Kerry may have the most liberal voting record but he is running as a moderate. There are going to be a lot of people who want to cast a protest vote and if Nader is on the ballot he will get them.
Remember a few months ago the Democrats were saying that Bush and the Republicans are anti-democracy because of the California recall? Now it is the Democrats' turn. They are trying to keep Nader off of the ballot at any cost.
BTW, Nader uses felons, also:
Democrats Dorothy Schultz and Betty Elizabeth Hughes alleged that some of the people who circulated petitions for Nader didn't meet residency requirements and other qualifications.
Three of the petition circulators are prohibited from gathering signatures because they are convicted felons, the lawsuit said.