There’s a Swift Boating firestorm a brewin’ in the media and blogopshere over remarks made by General Wes Clark yesterday, which were apparently cropped by Fox, that set the wingnuts in an uproar and caused Barack Obama to jump in an disavow Wes Clark and also diss MoveOn today in a Patriotism speech.
This is as pegged last night turning into the “mother of all hissy fits.” When the McCain team went to slap back on Wes Clark’s comments, which were taken out of context, Swift Boat liar extraordinaire Colonel Bud Day, stepped into the mix and Ben Smith from Politico fed the fire by asking Day whether “he’d compare the attacks he was saying McCain faces today — from Wes Clark and other Democrats — to the attacks on John Kerry’s war record from the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in 2004.”
Oh no Ben Smith didn’t… Oh yes, he did.
Day said: “The Swift Boat ‘attacks’ were simply revelation of the truth.” Whose truth Colonel??? The truth of a proven pack of liars?
Kerry slapped back with this statement to reporters on a conference call with reporters today:
“Colonel Day’s comments today only further highlight the McCain campaign’s disregard for a new kind of politics. John McCain condemned these kinds of attacks in 2004 when he called the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ‘dishonest and dishonorable.’ Senator McCain should condemn these remarks and cut ties with the Colonel and anyone else connected to SBVT. Day’s comments only serve to disparage all those who served on swift boats in Vietnam.”
It’s going to be a long hot summer… Memeorandum has the whole mess, link by uglier link.