Hey, Senator? Try telling MoveOn, America Coming Together, Media Fund et al
(plus Michael Moore, for good measure) that their Bush-bashing should have no place in the campaign. I dare
Bush, with his graciousness, has come out as the better man here. The specious accusations of connections between his campaign and the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth haven't been proved in the slightest; were they true, it'd be a pot, meet kettle
moment for sure. Plus, it puts Kerry in the very tight spot of having to likewise be against all ads by 527s to appear reasonable - which likely isn't going to go over well with the DNC or its allies. Was this the Bush administration or campaign's best rope-a-dope
yet? It looks that way.