This is how paranoid and delusional the left is these days. Atrios discusses the Kerry scandal, which was broken to the press by DEMOCRAT GENERAL WESLEY CLARK, and surprise, surprise. Atrios and Hesiod see a Rove plot:
Hesiod notes that something similar was pushed in ’92. Anyway, this does sound like a very Roveian smear – the trademark little details which don’t quite make sense but have a big titillation factor.
They are insane. And, btw- the name to look for is Chris Lehane…. Kos knows it:
Lehane likely had access to Kerry’s internal oppo when he worked for him. Given that Clark was talking about Kerry’s “intern problem”, it would lend credence to this theory. And like I said, I have independent confirmation that Clark did, indeed, make those comments. And given that these allegations have been circulating for several weeks, it’s possible Lehane leaked this hoping it would break sooner. But knowing it was going to explode, why would Clark drop out? It doesn’t seem to make sense.
It makes sense to me- you guys don’t smear and attack for any particular reason other than vindictiveness, near as I can tell. And Chris Lehane is the prototype of the fighting Democrat that you ‘moderates’ so adore. Look at your damn rhetoric while you are peddling the Bush military service smear- “Finally- we are taking the fight to them.” Look at your glee in Dean, a candidate who claimed that the Bush administration knew about 9/11 in advance. He raiuses these smears, and your limp-wristed response is “Hey- he is at least fighting to get our country back.”
Nice to see you guys getting a dose of your own medicine in this tawdry infighting. Funny you think it is surprising and has to come from a Republican- I guess in all of your hero worship you have forgotten Gore’s vile race-baiting of Bradley in the last primary season.
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Oliver is drinking the kool-aid too:
I’m sure the timing with Bush’s AWOL dodges are purely coincidental and in no way indicative of alliances between the GOP, Drudge and other interested parties.
Is it an unwillingness to admit how dirty Democrats fight, a desire to try to tar the GOP with anythin they can, or just general naivete and foolishness that drive these statements?