[FoRK] Salon on Bushs' (lack of) Service

Owen Byrne owen at permafrost.net
Thu Sep 9 03:05:55 PDT 2004

> For somewhat complex cultural reasons that I will not go into too 
> much, the Swift Boat ad was absolutely damning, Kerry's "Daisy" for 
> military veterans.  The first time I heard it my jaw almost hit the 
> floor because that ad is by protocol and convention a de facto court 
> martial and dishonorable discharge of John Kerry by The Military as a 
> community, broadcast to the military veterans of the entire country.  
> I cannot think of anything that could have cause more irreparable 
> damage to Kerry with the military community than what that ad did.  It 
> is very clear that the media still does not really understand what 
> happened here and is confused by the whole thing.  IMHO, that ad cost 
> him any chance he had of getting elected.

Wow thats real good - unsubstantiated innuendo to support 
unsubstantiated innuendo. Clearly veterans have mush for brains - no 
wonder they are for Bush.


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