Michael Moore Bribing Voters to Vote for Kerry?
Seems Moore is making the rounds at Michigan Colleges this week and essentially bribing students to vote for Kerry.
First, Michigan Republicans called Tuesday for the prosecution of filmmaker Michael Moore for handing out free clean underwear and ramen noodles to college students who vote on Nov. 2. Moore even offered to clean students' dorms if they vowed to vote during his "Slacker Uprising Tour" at Michigan State University and other campuses in Michigan and around the country, where he exhorted crowds to oust Bush.
Seems the GOP doesn't like that and is asking Michigan Counties to prosectue Moore for Bribing people to vote.
Update: I checked out Michigan States student Newspaper from Oct 1st (he visited Campus Sept 30th). Sure sounds like he was trying to bribe students to vote for Kerry
Known for his controversial films and criticism of the Bush administration, the filmmaker told MSU students Thursday to care about politics for just one day and vote for Kerry.
"Come out and give voting a try, just this once," he pleaded with the crowd that almost filled the Auditorium. "A large turnout is disaster for George W. Bush."
So he's resorted to begging people to vote for Kerry?
Moore tried almost every method to convince MSU students to kick President Bush out of office. He showed several of his own unofficial, satirical commercials against Bush. He showed six minutes of film taken in Iraq weeks before U.S. bombing to "put a human face" to the suffering Moore said Bush caused. He told students four more years with Bush in office will lead to a military draft.
But if that didn't work, Moore also threw out a few packages of Ramen noodles and underwear to students who just promised to vote for either candidate.
Ya, he added that "vote for either candidate" at the end because he knew it would get him in trouble for saying just Kerry.
Although the speech focused more on criticizing Bush than promoting Kerry, Moore said afterward that he has a deep respect for the Massachusetts senator. Moore said he saw Kerry in Detroit in 1971 when he spoke against atrocities committed by Vietnam soldiers during the war
"I remember thinking this was a brave person, a person of conscience," Moore said. "I believe Kerry would make a great president."
Moore really shows his colors now by agreeing with Kerry about speaking out against and making up stories about fellow veterans.
Hope the Michigan Republican party follows through with trying to get him prosectued.