Thursday, August 13, 2009

Dig this: Media actually probed other candidates

Divulged personal documents on arrests, surgeries, colleges Posted: August 10, 2009 8:38 pm Eastern By Chelsea Schilling © 2009 WorldNetDaily In the last 18 years, highly personal information has been published about presidential candidates, including divorce and alimony details, drunk driving arrest records, college grades, urinalysis results, prostate cancer surgery – even details about George W. Bush's hemorrhoid troubles. The media have dredged up medical, military, college and detailed records for Republican and Democratic Party candidates in at least the last five elections. Candidates were subject to intense scrutiny of their health conditions, academic performance and military careers. However, while such private information about other candidates was divulged, more than 440,000 concerned citizens still have yet to see President Obama present his elusive "long-form" birth certificate and several other documents that remain unreleased or otherwise blocked from the public eye. As WND has reported, Obama has not released his long-form birth certificate, college transcripts, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, files from his years as an Illinois state senator, Illinois State Bar Association records or his adoption records. Nearly every candidate since the 1992 election has released detailed medical records. However, Barack Obama, a relatively young candidate who was said to have been in "excellent health," refused to release his own. Instead, he simply provided a six-paragraph note from his physician briefly summarizing 21 years of doctor visits and health information. Whille not comprehensive, the following is a list of publicly available documents and personal information the media published on Republican and Democrat candidates Sen. John McCain, George W. Bush, Sen. John Kerry, Al Gore, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush: [READ COMPLETE STORY]
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