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“Kerry played the hero card so often he left himself open to these attacks,” added Carney.
Even one Democratic operative close to the Kerry campaign, who spoke to us on the condition of anonymity, expressed frustration that Kerry’s signature issue has been tarnished. “We have spent months portraying this image. War hero, war hero, war hero. That’s all we’ve talked about. Now, whenever we bring it up, we’ll always be asked about the Swiftees,” the operative stated.
BUT DEZENHALL WARNS REPUBLICANS not to plan their family vacations to the national capital around a second Bush inaugural just yet. “Don’t forget that August is always scandal season. John Kennedy once said that no president survives his first August. By engaging this issue right now, there’s a good chance it will be out of the way before the real campaign starts,” he said.
We’ll have to wait and see. But on Tuesday, the Kerry campaign quietly conceded the Senator’s first Purple Heart may have resulted from an “unintentional, self-inflicted wound” just as his critics have charged. This, after being forced to admit that he hadn’t been in Cambodia during the Christmas of 1968 as he previously insisted.
Could we be a mere two layers deep into a very, very stinky onion?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online