The Airing of Grievances
Thursday, August 19, 2004
"Can You Dig It?"
Following up on this morning's post, we get this speech, given by Kerry this morning to the International Association of Fire Fighters.
In that Slate discussion I linked to, Jacob Weisberg argues that by responding to the Swift Boat Whores' lies, Kerry lowers himself into the attack, thereby giving them legitimacy. I say, F that. These ads and the SBWFC book, when placed in front of the automatons that read the Drudge Report and watch Fox News, have unfortunately had a negative effect on Kerry. Sometime the only way to beat the bully is to actually hit back. As usually happens in that situation, we'll get to probably see the true pussitude of the bully's nature in this case.