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August 25, 2004

No Dog in This Fight: Records Undermine John Kerry's Claims About "VC, the Flyin' Wonderdog"

As you might know, John Forbes Kerry has made some implausible claims about VC, his swiftboat's dog, and its acrobatic-watersports capabilities. The tale involves a "nearby mine" rocking the boat and catapulting VC the Flyin' Wonderdog unharmed on to the deck of the next boat. (By the way, note that the SwiftVets commanders whom the media claim weren't close enough to observe John Kerry's actions apparently were close enough to provide a landing area for his flying mutt.)

And yet the Washington Times can find no references to any Flyin' Wonderdogs in the military records.

One might almost begin to think that John Forbes Kerry concocted this entire episode.

But that would be a silly thought indeed.

Thanks to Publius for the tip.

For Further Reading and Review: Ace of Spades HQ's crack research team has turned up that John Forbes Kerry had ten additional "Vietnam Super-Pets."

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posted by Ace at 04:55 PM

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