Thursday, August 19, 2004
Somebody call the Waaaaabumlance!
Lurch has really out done himself today. His Glassjawness took aim (not very accurately) at the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and also at the W campaign even though the two groups are wholly unrelated.
Lurch's whining took the following form:
This group isn't interested in the truth -- and they're not telling the truth. They didn't even exist until I won the nomination for president. They're funded by hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Republican contributor out of Texas. They're a front for the Bush campaign. And the fact that the president won't denounce what they're up to tells you everything you need to know -- he wants them to do his dirty work.
You'll note that at no time has Lurch ever taken the Swifties on about the substance of their argument or the crux of their accusations. He hems, haws, flips and flops about the circumstances surrounding his medals and his patently false claims of Cambodian infiltration.
Now he calls on W to denounce a group with which he has no relationship, and somehow prevail on them to pull an ad from the air which was paid for with their money - not W's. Lurch is very comfortable telling people what to do with their own money. W is not, and he shows no intention of taking Lurch's advice.
Well Senator Lurch, if you want W to prevail upon the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth to pull their ad, perhaps you should prevail upon Moveon.org, George Soros, and every other independent left slanted 527 organization to pull their inflammatory ads as well.
When that happens, we'll talk. Until then, in the immortal words of your spouse,
Here endeth the lesson.