Tuesday, August 24, 2004
A Captain whose ship is taking on water will do just about anything to plug the hole. Lurch is trying to do this with the huge holes shot into his campaign ship. He's filed suit with the Federal Elections Commission, begged the book publisher to pull Unfit for Command from distribution, and taken every conceivable cheap shot at the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
Now he has resorted to truly desperate measures. Drudge has posted a conversation reported to him by Robert "Friar Tuck" Brant Cdr., USN (RET), a Swift Boat Veteran. This conversation is between Lurch and the aforementioned Swift Boat Veteran.
KERRY: "Why are all these swift boat guys opposed to me?"
BRANT: "You should know what you said when you came back, the impact it had on the young sailors and how it was disrespectful of our guys that were killed over there."
[Brant had two men killed in battle.]
KERRY: "When we dedicated swift boat one in '92, I said to all the swift guys that I wasn't talking about the swifties, I was talking about all the rest of the veterans."
Kerry then asked if he could meet Brant ["You were one of the best"] -- man to man -- face to face.
Brant declined the invite, explaining that Kerry was obviously not prepared to correct the record on exactly what happened during Vietnam and what happened when Kerry came back.
Lurch, the wind is coming.