Monsieur Kerry today:
“I defended this country as a young man and I will defend it as president,” Kerry declared to some of the biggest applause of his half-hour speech in the Great Hall at Cooper Union.
Kerry then promised to tell the truth instead of “hiding behind front groups” — an apparent reference to attack ads by veterans who accuse Kerry of misstating his war experience in Vietnam…
“The Bush campaign and its allies,” Kerry told them, “have turned to the tactics of fear and smear because they can’t talk about jobs, health care, energy independence … real issues that matter.”
At least Kerry is now admitting Bush has some allies. I was worried this was going to become a unilateral speech. At any rate, the reason Kerry is so pissed off about the Swift Vets are not the charges themselves, but stylistic differences about hopw the charges are being presented. Kerry believes if you are going to smear someone, you do it yourself, openly, with the willing cooperation of the press.
How else can you explain this ‘PRESS RELEASE’: