'A front for the Bush campaign'
Big John takes on the Not-too-Swift Boaters:
More than 30 years ago I learned an important lesson. When you're under attack the best thing to do is turn your boat into the attack. That's what I intend to do today....
Of course, this group isn't interested in the truth and they're not telling the truth....
But here's what you really need to know about them. They're funded by hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Republican contributor out of Texas. They're a front for the Bush campaign. And the fact that the President won't denounce what they're up to tells you everything you need to know. He wants them to do his dirty work.
Of course, the president keeps telling people he would never question my service to our country. Instead, he watches as a Republican-funded attack group does just that.
It's the oldest Bush trick in the book. Willie Horton, the sliming of John McCain during the 2000 primaries, and now this. Dubya learned a lot at Lee Atwater's knee, and he learned it well.