The Straight Talk Express
John McCain knows what it's like to be on the receiving end of the George W. Bush attack machine. You'll recall that during the 2000 Republican primaries, Team Bush implied that he was unstable, that his wife was a pill-popper and that he had fathered a black child out of wedlock. (A charge that carried particular weight where it was leveled--South Carolina.) So it's understandable that he's a little touchy to see the same thing being done to John Kerry. Wonkette is kind enough to translate his reaction for us.
Now, one the one hand, I didn't like the way Kerry used his combat experience as a club against George W. Bush over the fact that Bush evaded combat during Vietnam by joining the Texas Air National Guard. But neither is it right for Bush--or his supporters, as appears to be the case with this little brouhaha--to slander what appears to be an honorable service record on Kerry's part.