Friday, August 20, 2004

Now THIS is journalism

The Bush campaign has denied Senator John Kerry's charges that Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (sic) is "a front for the Bush campaign"

Well, today the New York Times maps out Bush attack surrogate Swift Boat Veterans for Truth's (sic) "web of connections to the Bush family, to high-profile Texas political figures and to President Bush's chief political aide, Karl Rove."
A series of interviews and a review of documents show a web of connections to the Bush family, high-profile Texas political figures and President Bush's chief political aide, Karl Rove.

Records show that the group received the bulk of its initial financing from two men with ties to the president and his family - one a longtime political associate of Mr. Rove's, the other a trustee of the foundation for Mr. Bush's father's presidential library. A Texas publicist who once helped prepare Mr. Bush's father for his debate when he was running for vice president provided them with strategic advice. And the group's television commercial was produced by the same team that made the devastating ad mocking Michael S. Dukakis in an oversized tank helmet when he and Mr. Bush's father faced off in the 1988 presidential election.
Don't miss the graphic display of the connections between Bush and the Swift Boat Liars for Bush.

Via Shamless Agitator.

As you know, campaign laws contain a number of "invisible boundaries" delineating just who can and can't collaborate with whom during a federal election.

Democrats tend to follow these rules assidulously.

And Republicans? Well, "rules" is defined in the GOP playbook as "something the other guys will use to obstruct themselves."