. . . Tuesday September 7, 2004

Off Guard

Word has been out for several days that former Texas lieutenant governor Ben Barnes has recorded an interview with 60 Minutes in which he will describe how he pulled strings to get Bush into the then much safer confines of the National Guard

Anyone feel better knowing that this is on the way?

Everyone already knows that rich and connected dudes could (if they wanted) get out of serving in Vietnam. And it is of course insane that the President’s people would be targetting Kerry’s Vietnam era experiences.

But winning the Vietnam era character wars will not win this election. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Every day the Kerry team is focused on Vietnam (and not on Iraq, healthcare, education, civil rights, etc.) is a winning day for the Bushies.

Concentration is important!