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Thursday, August 19, 2004

Senator Kerry finally speaks about the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth:

“Here’s what you really need to know about them. They’re funded by hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Republican contributor out of Texas. They’re a front for the Bush campaign. And the fact that the President won’t denounce what they’re up to tells you everything you need to know. He wants them to do his dirty work.”

Wrong, Mr. Kerry. President Bush is not the Swift Boat Veterans. He is not affiliated with them. He has nothing to do with them. They have received sizable contributions from Republicans. So what? Michael Moore received sizable funding from Democrats. Does that make him a pawn of John Kerry? No, it doesn't.

(An aside: one can only wonder where John Kerry was when then-Governor Bush was being called a racist in several advertisements during the 2000 campaign. I saw no denouncements then from any Democrat.)

If Kerry wants the White House to publicly condemn the allegations by the Swift Boat Veterans, he should first denounce the tactics used by the Michael Moores of the world. He should first end his own hypocrisy by stating categorically how asinine Mr. Moore's assertions are. But this will never happen, because it is much more to Kerry's benefit to accuse the President of being somehow the instigator of these accusations.

The White House has never accused Kerry of being "unfit for command" on the basis of the Swift Boat Veterans' allegations, nor will they. President Bush has however steadfastly questioned Kerry's voting record, and his policies. President Bush has never partaken in any character assassination related to Kerry's military record. One can only hope the Kerry campaign can learn to make the distinction, because the American public certainly will.


.: posted by Dave 2:11 PM

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