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Wednesday, August 04, 2004
 
Rebuttals.
My mailbox seems to be filling up with anti-Kerry (li)Emails these days. Most of them cover the same territory over and over, to wit:

1. Kerry is the most Liberal voting Senator. Well, no. Point your friends here for an attempt at a real analysis, instead of the RNC/Ed Gillespie talking point.

2. Kerry's record in Vietnam is fabricated or exaggerated in some way. This falls into the category of truly despicable slander, in my view. Here is a link to a fairly complete rundown of what his actual shipmates thought of him, and who is financing the charges of fakery.

3. Kerry is a "flip-flopper". There is a difference between changing positions on an issue as more data comes in, and resolutely "staying the course" no matter how wrong your initial stance is proven to be. One makes sense; the other is a symptom of idiocy. Of course, "flip-flopping" due to plain old mendacity falls into another category entirely.

Evidently, the Republican strategy for this election will be to attack Kerry relentlessly, regardless of how outlandish the claim is, while hoping that no one notices the empty suit in the Oval Office.
 
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