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August 18, 2004

SwiftVets Score Hit on Shadowy, Elusive Opponent

Kerry "denounces" the MoveOn ad assaulting Bush's TANG record (even as his surrogates and spinners push the story to the press, not even having the courtesy of doing so on background).

Now, why would Kerry do such a thing? Do not make me laugh and say he's acting out of principle.

No, he'd only denounce the MoveOn ad in order to help him get the SwiftVets ad taken down, and he'd only do that were that latter ad hurting him.

Guess what? It is hurting him, and polls show it.

The conspiratorialists/liberals/reporters -- it's really sort of a continuous spectrum -- have raked Bush over the coals for his non-AWOL non-scandal to the point where the public largely believes it in rough outlines (despite never having been presented actual proof by the media).

So Bush has already taken his lumps on that score; you can't scuff him up much more than he's already been scuffed.

On the other hand, Kerry's four months in Vietnam are his Fortress, his Crown Jewels, and those jewels haven't been uglied-up yet.

But they're starting to crack under the pressure.

Which is what happens to faux jewels, you know. They look pretty, but they're only paste and cheap colored glass.


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