Hat tip to Peter Daou of the Daou Report, for the copy of Jeb Bush’s letter to the Swift Boat liars posted for the first on the Grit. The letter was noted in the NY Times on Sunday (see Ron’s post here).
“The president’s brother, Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida, sent a letter thanking the “Swifties” for “their willingness to stand up to John Kerry.”
Excerpt from Jeb Bush’s letter:
“As someone who truly understands the risk of standing up for something, I simply cannot express in words how much I value their willingness to stand up against John Kerry.”
We hope in the weeks to come more of the documents will surface, that John Kerry’s supporters have been compiling in a dossier, that “they say will expose every one of the Swift boat group’s charges as a lie and put to rest any question about Mr. Kerry’s valor in combat.”
Recently, I wrote here about Eric Boehlert’s new book Lapdogs, which “dissects the Beltway media’s culpability during the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth smear campaign from the 2004 campaign and concludes the episode ‘likely delivered Bush the cushion he needed to win in November” and “represented an embarrassing new benchmark for campaign season reporting.’”
It is time for the truth to be told. On Tuesday, Hotline’s Blogometer reported on the NY Times story and the reaction in the blogosphere, left and right. Blogometer said, “Outside of labeling righty blogger liars, lefty bloggers left actual refutation of their claims up to the Times.” I guess they did not look hard enough, as Peter Daou gave them a taste of what is being compiled by the Kerry supporters today.