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Saturday, August 7, 2004
A Note on this Whole Swift Boat Business

By Steven Taylor @ 11:30 am

As I have asserted before, the smart thing for veterans upset with Kerry would have been to stick to criticizing his post-war activities. That is fair game and the documentary evidence is pretty damning. Indeed, the SBVfT could have easily made an almost identical commercial without raising the issue of Kerry’s medals.

They should never have gone after the medals. Not only does such a situation degenerate into a “he-said/he-said” kind of thing, but it simply smacks of a smear, rather than a legitimate issue for debate. It strikes me as clear over-reach in the classic sense, and is largely pointless.

And, one final thing: I am sick to death of Viet Nam at this point. Any chance we can have a debate over the preponderance of Kerry’s life in public office?

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  1. I couldn’t agree more! Kerry’s after-war activities are very well documented-I think this is further evidence that Karl and the boys simply have lost their way, and unless a miracle happens, President Bush won’t be re-elected

    Comment by William — Saturday, August 7, 2004 @ 12:09 pm

  2. And, one final thing: I am sick to death of Viet Nam at this point. Any chance we can have a debate over the preponderance of Kerry’s life in public office?

    Funny you should mention. You might want to check my trackback. It’s nice to see that I’m not the only one fed up with the whole direction of the campaign.

    Comment by Dave Schuler — Saturday, August 7, 2004 @ 12:21 pm

  3. William,

    Thanks for your agreement. However, I would note: Karl Rove and the Bush campaign have nothing to do with these ads.


    I will give it a look.

    Comment by Steven Taylor — Saturday, August 7, 2004 @ 12:34 pm

  4. I wanna see an actual picture of Kerry’s ass as proof of his injuries. Maybe he can stick it out of a bus window for us.

    There will always be a moon over Marin.

    Comment by John Lemon — Sunday, August 8, 2004 @ 11:19 pm

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