Sweet, Sweet Republican Love Unable to share in that flaming love between a man and the Gamera of his choice, GOP operatives are doing their best to work up a froth over another thing, as Kos notes in this selection from the Dallas News (subscription required).
Opponents of John Kerry have hired a Dallas-area private investigator to gather information aimed at discrediting his military service, say several veterans who served with the Massachusetts Democrat in Vietnam. Several veterans who have been contacted in recent days accused the private investigator, Tom Rupprath of Rockwall, of twisting their words to produce misleading and inaccurate accounts that call into doubt the medals Mr. Kerry received for his service. "They're just distorting things," said Jim Wasser, who served with Mr. Kerry. "They have nothing to go after John Kerry for, so now they're trying to discredit him." Mr. Rupprath was hired by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth on the recommendation of Merrie Spaeth, a Dallas public relations executive assisting the anti-Kerry group.What great guys. Of course, as Kos further says, I guess its easier to try to attack Kerry's war record than defend Bush and Cheney's complete and utter lack of one.