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  • America Votes

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    Tuesday, February 03, 2004

    Clark's son rips the coverage, campaign 

    Wesley Clark Jr. lambasted the national news media today for the way it has covered his father's presidential campaign, saying the coverage has been "all horse race and no issues" and that politics is "a dirty business filled with a lot of people pretending to be a lot things they are not."

    The son of retired Gen. Wesley Clark, Wesley Jr., a 34-year-old screenwriter who lives in Los Angeles, shared his thoughts on this election cycle in the parking lot of the Oklahoma City campaign office, reports Dana Hull of the San Jose Mercury News.

    Media coverage of his father's choice of clothing - his wearing of an argyle sweater was the subject of much discussion in New Hampshire - greatly annoyed Wesley Jr., as did reports in Oklahoma over the weekend that members of the Clark caravan got $150 speeding tickets as they returned from an event late at night.

    Of the campaign, Wesley Jr. said, "It's been a really disillusionary experience. We sacrificed a hell of a lot for this country for 34 years. We lived in a damn trailer park when I was a freshman in high school."

    posted by Ellen Dunkel at 4:20 PM



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