What was that verbal tripe Clinton was peddling Monday in reference to the Swift Boat Ads?
Something like: “The records say he [Kerry] told the truth. There have been no serious disputes about any of the incidents in which he earned his medals,” He also added this little nugget of truth. ““There has been too much controversy or discussion about the politics of it [SBVT ads] and little about its merits.” I would agree, but not in the context he implies. The plain true is the merits of the ads were ignored [aside from the NYT and WaPo running hit pieces on John O’Neill] for three weeks before anyone in the MSM took a sniff at the story.
Beldar, who has been hot on this story, provides another example of Clintons missing “merits.” It is a long post so I will only quote the first paragraph:
“My regard for Kerry biographer Douglas Brinkley as an historian has dropped to a new low. I’ve discovered that Brinkley must have had in his hands — and ignored — an unimpeachable source in which John Kerry told a version of the Jim Rassmann rescue that is completely, mutually inconsistent with the version which Kerry has related, and Brinkley himself has repeated, everywhere else.”
Just what the hell Swift Boat was Rassman on when he got blown over the side? And if Clinton is worried about records it would be interesting to see if the Congressional Record would be a source for him to accept as valid.