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Does A Presidential Campaign Really Change A Person?

After an extensive 2 hour interview with Peter S. Canellos, Nina J. Easton, Michael Kranish, and Susan Milligan of the Boston Globe staff, Peter Canellos wrote an article that appeared in the Boston Globe February 6, 2005. He quoted John Kerry as saying some amazing things:

Kerry demanded that the swift boat veterans who had criticized his military record agree to open up their own files because he knows "one guy was busted" and another "has a letter of reprimand."

And:

The furor over military credentials hasn't ended with the campaign. Kerry pledged to sign Form 180, releasing all of his military records, but challenged his critics, including Bush, to do the same.

This is the same crap that Bill Clinton tried to pull with the Jennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, and Monica Lewinsky scandals...always trying desperately to smear the messenger. Clinton then and Kerry now could not face the fact that the issues in question are really not about the accusers. John Kerry and his records, his veracity, and his character were/are the issues.

To this day, he has not signed Form 180 releasing his military records. He gives it lip service and did as recently as an appearance on 'NBC NEWS' MEET THE PRESS with Tim Russert, January 30, 2005, but it has apparently been just one of those thngs he is too busy (read 'unwilling') to do.

Asked what hurt him the most during the campaign, Kerry mused about how ''all of us are flawed as human beings" and ''I think I have a strong record" before raising his voice and declaring: ''One thing I know is that I didn't flip-flop on anything."

You're absolutely right John. No doubt about it John. Whatever you say John.

Posted by Rick | February 7, 2005 11:15 AM

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