Hmm, how long before we hear someone call this “memogate”? —

To some, the authenticity of the CBS documents is in dispute. I thought it was just conservative conspiracy theorists until I heard George Stephanopoulos discussing the complaints as if they were credible. But even then… The major network news all treated the Swift Boat Liars as if they were credible, too. Apparently Dems are worried enough that they have suggested the documents were plants by Republicans! Interesting that when Dan Bartlett was interviewed by CBS, he was neither suprised by the documents, nor defensive enough to float the possibility that they were fraudulent. The White House even handed out copies to the media. ‘Course, if those Dems are right, and it’s all a “set up,” then Bartlett’s lack of surprise is, well, not surprising. He would have known it was coming. In any case, Kevin Drum has a tidy idea: ask the guy who worked with Killian if he got the same kind of pressure from higher ups!

Oh, this is funny —

(I really, really wanted to say, “J—-, this is funny!” But I wasn’t raised to talk like that, and I’d upset my parents…) Anyway, enjoy.

Two can play that game —

Kerry does a little Bible-thumping of his own:

“Four years ago, George Bush came to office calling himself a compassionate conservative,” Kerry said. “Well, in the story of the Good Samaritan we are told of two men who pass by or cross to the other side of the street when they come upon a robbed and a beaten man.

“They felt compassion, but there were no deeds. Then the Good Samaritan gave both his heart and his help.”

Kerry added: “It is clear: For four years, George W. Bush may have talked about compassion, but he’s walked right by. He’s seen people in need, but he’s crossed over to the other side of the street.”

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