Beldar notes that it’s getting very, very close to the deadline for John Kerry to file a libel lawsuit against the people behind the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth for their book, “Unfit To Serve.” After all, since a lot of people attribute at least part of the blame for Kerry’s loss on their efforts, and Kerry and others say that their charges are “false” and “disproven,” wouldn’t it behoove the Senator to get it on the record that they lied to him? Hell, he could even cite his loss to Bush under damages.
I have to disagree with Beldar, though, about saying that Kerry is just letting this slip by, hoping it quietly fades away. After, Kerry’s home state of Massachusetts has a three-year statute of limitations, giving him until 2007 to file his lawsuit. And judging by his own ongoing reluctance to release his full military service records, despite repeated promises to do so (including one on the air to Tim Russert several months ago), I think it’s safe to say that among all his other flaws, Kerry is a world-class procrastinator.
Pity, though. Kerry was at least good for entertainment. And it’d be a refreshing change to have him actually have to “put up or shut up,” instead of simply repeating over and over that something was “false” without ever actually having to show otherwise.