How should the Kerry-Edwards ticket fight back against the swift boat liars? As Chris Suellentrop points out calling on the President to denounce the ads isn’t working. Not only does the President refuse to denounce the ads, but he instead uses the ads as a tool to denounce all ads from 527 groups, as if they’re all the same. The problem isn’t the ads, it’s the allegations. The ads are barely running anywhere, very few people have seen the ads anywhere but on news programs that show them before talking abou them. The bad thing about the swiftvets is that they’re telling a constant steam of lies about John Kerry. The media is complicit in this as well, they keep asking Bush whether he’ll denounce the ad, they need to ask whether he’ll denounce the lies and the liars who keep telling them.
Update: Josh Marshall has an even better recipe for fighting back against Bush.