Three years after Democrats penciled "Swift Boat" into their little red Ideological Dictionary of Rhetoric, John Kerry is finally ready to erase their doubts. Democrats decried the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth's message, but neglected to ever address, refute or otherwise counter their charges.
Three year later, John Kerry is ready to go. More on Kerry coming "Swift Boat"-ing of the Swift Boat Veterans from Fox News:
Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, perhaps preparing to get back into the presidential ring one day, claims he's now armed with materials that will make war record critics from his 2004 presidential campaign go running tail between legs.It only took three years for Kerry to act. Or claim he's going to act. Or issue a press release saying he's going to act. This was someone who wanted to become commander-in-chief?
The 63-year-old Democratic senator told The Patriot-Ledger on Tuesday that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, a group of Navy servicemen who served with Kerry and criticized his record in Vietnam, will be revealed as liars.
"We have put together a documented portfolio that frankly puts their lies in such a total light of absurdity and indecency, that should they ever rear their ugly heads again, we have every single 't’ crossed and 'i’ dotted, and I welcome that in a sense,'' Kerry said after addressing Boston's South Shore Chamber of Commerce. "It’s a shame we weren’t able to produce all that at the time.''
Kerry, who is up for re-election next year for a fifth term in the U.S. Senate, added that he regrets that he was slow to counter accusations against him during the 2004 presidential campaign, and thinks that Republicans have descended into pure deception to win votes.
At this rate, if Kerry had been president when Pearl Harbor was bombed, World War II might have been lost by the time he would have declared war. Or said he was going to declare war. Or asked the Vichy French if it was okay to declare war.
"I have no doubt at all that some of the people involved on the other side don’t care about the truth, think nothing about distorting it, will not hesitate to say and do whatever they think is necessary to win,'' Kerry told the newspaper. "But I think we are now much more prepared and savvy about those kind of things, and certainly in my own involvement, I will make certain that people don’t get away with that.''Well, it's certainly easy to see why someone who supposedly spent "Christmas in Cambodia" would care about the truth. As Mark Steyn noted during Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign:
When John Kerry says he supports the Kyoto Treaty even though he voted for a bill that declared the United States would never ever ratify it, that doesn't mean he's a 'liar', it just means that, well, to be honest, I haven't a clue what it means... I wouldn't call Sen. Kerry a liar. But I did get the vague feeling in the following exchange that, if it had gone on a minute or two longer, the candidate's nose would have cracked my TV screen, extended across the coffee table and pinned me to the wall.
--No lie: Kerry's just a wannabe
True to the Official Democrat Established Rules on Dealing with Unpleasant Actions That are Exposed in the Press Handbook, Rule #1 is to deny it. Rule #2 is to sign on all your DonkeyBuddies to deny it along with you. Since a sympathetic press in most big cities will cooperate, metropolitan cab drivers will now be onboard. That helps the 'word on the street'.
Rules 3,4 and 5 involve shouting down, slandering or casting aspersions on the person(s) making the accusation d'jour. Pity Kerry didn't have his own private 'media watchdog', like Hillary's Media Matters. If he'd had David Brock on his payroll, perhaps he'd be issuing his belated release from the Oval Office.
So John Kerry still hasn't done anything other than issue the press release, call someone "liars" and prepare for action. Hopefully, Senator Kerry may roust himself from his Swift Boat somnambulism in the next couple months.
Finally, he'll tell the truth. Finally, he'll face his accusers.
Three years late.
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