Kerry Calls Out The Attack Lawyers

John Kerry fought in Vietnam for (among other things) your right to freedom of speech. Thirty years later he’s fighting to deny it. Glenn Reynolds has a full roundup.

Suzy Bird comments:

I’m no “lawyer,” but it sure seems to me that the “lawyers for the Democratic National Convention and Sen. John Kerry’s presidential campaign,” as quoted and described in this following article, aren’t making much sense other than they assume they can intimidate at will for — surprise — “political gain” to use one of Kerry’s and the DNC’s favorite expressions.

There are a lot of ads and even opinions, much less “entertainment” (Michael Moore and come to mind here) that many of the rest of us wouldn’t mind writing to “station managers” across the country, “demanding” that the media not broadcast to the public, but a lot of us aren’t “lawyers” and can’t throw “demands” around like ears of corn.Thin skinned a bit, Mr. Kerry?

Update: From The Boston Globe:

[A] key figure in the anti-Kerry campaign, Kerry’s former commanding officer, backed off one of the key contentions. Lieutenant Commander George Elliott said in an interview that he had made a ”terrible mistake” in signing an affidavit that suggests Kerry did not deserve the Silver Star.

Regardless of the leaps of logic that will surely be attempted, that’s all he retracted. There’s plenty of other stuff that reflects negatively on Kerry, particularly his outright lie about a secret Christmas mission in Cambodia…

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