This is a partial transcript from "Hannity & Colmes," March 20, 2006, that has been edited for clarity.
SEAN HANNITY, CO-HOST: A memo from the office of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has been leaked to Gold Star Families for Peace. There are other groups that are upset that their kids don't have body armor or were treated poorly or in some cases died --paid the supreme sacrifice. Not everybody thinks alike in the military.
And the president himself has used military bases. He's used the flag. He used a flight suit. He used the deck of a ship, [to display the banner] "Mission Accomplished." He's done it, so the Democrats want to play on their turf and play their game, and somehow that's not acceptable?
SCARBOROUGH: Well, it may be acceptable. I mean, it would depend on how they hold these town hall meetings. But you know, the president is the commander in chief, and if you look at the speeches that he gives when he goes to Fort Bragg or other outposts, they are generally to buck up the troops and to tell them why they're doing what they're doing.
If you read this memo, that won't be the purpose of these town hall meetings. It's going to be to criticize Bush and do it in an environment of active duty personnel.
COLMES: Well, there is another point of view. The personnel can or cannot participate. They have the choice to make. It's free speech; they can say what they want to say. We live in that kind of a country, and there are those who disagree.
Maybe they're taking a page from the Republican song book, which has worked very well for Republicans. And it's about time Democrats organized and play that game on their own turf.
SCARBOROUGH: Well, if this works, if this works and they can get active duty personnel to criticize Bush on a military base and it's captured on television, it probably will be a boon for Democrats.
HANNITY: Rowan, good to see you. Good piece. Thanks for being with us.
SCARBOROUGH: Thanks, Sean.
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