One of the key early strategies of the Bush campaign will be to attempt to shift the focus from John Kerry’s service in Vietnam (Rambo) to what they perceive (quite questionably) as his poor and unsupportive behavior once he got back home and spoke out against the war (Fonda). Could this strategy really work? Well, journalists are writing about it, so maybe it already has. Seems like a stretch given W’s own Vietnam era past. What’s next? Criticizing John McCain for spending too much of his time with the enemy? But that’s politics. Before this over, John Kerry may feel like he’s had his biography rewritten by Mel Gibson.
. . . Saturday February 21, 2004