Remember back in 2004, when the Swift Boat Veterans For [Depends On What Terrifying, Sick, Debased Definition You Have For The] Truth attacked presidential candidate John Kerry? Well, the Bush-Cheney campaign basked in the benefits, but when questioned, they played coy and feigned ignorance. Cast about long enough and you're sure to find the statement that was offered by the campaign's press secretary: "The Bush-Cheney campaign has never and will never question John Kerry's service during Vietnam."
Way back then, Kerry's fellow senator and Vietnam veteran John McCain also assailed the group with some of his patented "straight talk." He called the Swift Boaters "dishonest and dishonorable," and said "I can't believe the president would pull such a cheap stunt."
So much has changed! Flash forward to 2008, and you'll find the magnanimous McCain locked in a cynical embrace of those same dishonest and dishonorable Swift Boat Fools For Nonsense. It makes you wonder how on earth the McCain we see walking the earth today is going to reconcile this collaboration with the McCain that existed just four years ago.
Well, in that regard, McCain has gone out and gotten himself just the help he needs to traverse all this hypocrisy. Re-boarding the Straight Talk Express today is Steve Schmidt -- the very spokesman who smirked that "The Bush-Cheney campaign has never and will never question John Kerry's service during Vietnam."
With regard to "cheap stunts," it sure looks like McCain is becoming a believer!
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