The Airing of Grievances
Saturday, September 18, 2004
The Dirtiest Players in the Game

When the Killian memo story first came to the fore, Andrew Sullivan posed a sticky question: if these new documents are forgeries, why did the White House release them? Well, as I pointed out back then:

Picture this. The WH knows they're forgeries. They release the docs. Bush gets hammered for a couple of days. Then the WH comes out with irrefutable evidence that the docs are forgeries. They they go balls to the wall with press that the Kerry campaign and the Dems were responsible for the forgeries. Maybe not the most likely scenario, but definitely not entirely implausible.
Well look what we have here:
Republican National Committee spokesman Jim Dyke suggested collaboration between Burkett [a possible source of the Killian memos] and the Kerry campaign. "The trail of connections is becoming increasingly clear," he said.
The Kerry campaign's response:
"The Kerry campaign had absolutely nothing to do with these documents, no ifs, ands or buts," spokesman David Wade said. "Jim Dyke inhabits the fantasy world of spin where George Bush pretends we haven't lost millions of jobs and everything in Iraq is coming up roses. He'd be better served getting answers from the president, not hurling baseless attacks."
No depths to which these creatures won't sink. Unreal.
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