Really, now. The Democrats are now such spinmeisters and liars they are sucked into their own deceit:
Like many people, I’m puzzled that the Bushies have decided to unleash the attack dogs on the issue of John Kerry’s Vietnam service. It’s possible, of course, that they know something I don’t and have some devious trick up their sleeves that I can’t figure out, but the most obvious consequence of doing this is that it gives the press an excuse to revive the issue of George Bush’s military service, which until now had been allowed to die a conveniently quiet death.
Ok, Kevin, here is your challenge.
Show me one newsclip, interview, presss release, commercial, or quote from Bush, Cheney, anyone in the White House, or anyone at the Bush/Cheney HQ, or anyone at the RNC who has either questioned Kerry’s patriotism or his military record. Just one.
There have been afew rogue Republican congressmen who are also Vietnam vets who are pissed about Kerry’s post-war antics, and Karen Hughes mentioned Kerry’s lie about his medals, but that is it.
On the other hand, I can show you volumes of quotes from Terry McAuliffe and the DNC, Kerry himself, and hundreds of Democrats attacking Bush and calling him AWOL.
No one has questioned his service or patriotism, but you, under the guise of faux amazement, are bringing up this strawman to launch another ham-handed (should I just say typical?) assault on Bush’s record. You are also now resurrecting your ludicrous ‘file-cleansing meme.’
It is clear that Kevin’s goal is to create so many lies that not all of them can be refuted in a tiely enough fashion, and therefore might do some damage. Of course, once they are refuted, Kevin will just age them a few months and bring them back up again. Heya Ezra- fill me in on you moderates, again, will ya?
Kevin Drum- Master of Straw.