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June 28, 2006

Low-Down Tactics At the Huffington Compost

The moonbats infesting the Huffington Post are still sore at the Swiftboat Vets for outing phony war hero Hanoi John Kerry — so sore that they have posted personal information on that execrable blog, for other kooks to use to harass veterans who refused to keep a lid on what they know about Hanoi John's service.

The names and personal info of vets were accompanied by comments like this one by "SatanLivesinUSA":

SwiftBoatVets who need some Black Ops done on them. I have some very good ideas I gleaned from "CIA BOOK of DIRTY TRICKS" Don't get mad, get EVEN.

After Huffington Post hosted this information, Swiftboat Vets unsurprisingly experienced an increase in harassment calls. Veteran Van Odell received calls at 1:47, 1:48, and 1:50 on a Sunday morning. A voice on the phone told him:

I want to know why you lied about John Kerry... Traitors must die. We will get you. You can't get away with this.

The call then degenerated into the inarticulate cursing that often serves moonbats as speech. Odell had to turn his phone off so that his 6-year-old grandson wouldn't be subjected to the calls.

The American Spectator managed to get the contact info taken down from Huffington Post. Here's a PDF of what it looked like up until yesterday afternoon (but with sensitive data blocked out). The complete information continues to be posted at the leftist blog Democratic Veteran.

Since Kerry remains unwilling either to release his full military records, or to stop assailing the Swiftboat Vets, they can probably look forward to more harassment. At least they won't be likely to forget that they're on the side of the good guys.

Recommended reading.

Posted by Van Helsing at June 28, 2006 1:27 PM


Aren't these the same people who wanted heads to roll when that laptop full of veterans data was stolen?

It seems they don't really care so much about privacy.

Posted by: Steve at June 28, 2006 2:22 PM

Today is the 514th day since John Kerry promised to release ALL of his military records. If I had his home phone number I'd be thrilled to sit up all night and make a few phone calls myself.

Posted by: Barb Dwyer at June 28, 2006 5:08 PM

The thing that disgusts me about Kerry is that if he had used just a little common sense the Swiftboat Vets and their charges wouldn't have mattered - or wouldn't have mattered as much.

I am convinced that what really bothered the voting public was Kerry's determination to be BOTH a War Hero and an Anti-War Hero. Combine this with the over the top antics he lent himself to as an anti-war protester and Kerry had a big problem. It does nobody's reputation any good to testify before Congress if some of the people in whose company you are testifying prove to be frauds. It leads people to wonder to what degree YOU are a fraud.

All Kerry had to do to reassure the public was hold a press conference EARLY in the primary cycle and say something along the lines of "I was a very angry young man when I got back from Vietnam, and I wasn't careful about what I said or who I associated with."

That's all, He might have alienated a tiny fraction of the voters, most of whom were going to write in "Che" anyway, but he would have reassured thousands, and he would have rendered the Swiftboaters' accusations moot. With our history it's hard to get excited about a politician overstating his involvement in a war, or having wheeled and dealed his way off the front lines. THAT tradition goes back to the Mexican War at least, and probably all the way back to the War of 1812, the Revolution, and the French And Indian War.

Aside: The Networks expressed shock and surprise at how quickly Rathergate became a story about Rather fronting fake documents. The Right of course maintains that the public recognized that if the documents were fake there WAS no other story, but I think there was also a strong element of "So Bush gamed the system. Who cares? I would have if I could have thought of a way." So far as the public is concerned, for the most part, if the Armed Forces are willing to give you the hearty handclasp, the good on you.

Kerry didn't get that benefit of the doubt because Kerry wanted to be all things to all people - even mutually exclusive things. He wanted to throw medals over the White House Wall when that was politically convenient, and then wear them when THAT was fashionable. He wanted to be the dashing small unit commander to the Vets, and the denouncer of atrocities (even if he had to make them up) to the leftover hippies. Consequently he raised more questions about himself than he answered, and too many people decided they couldn't trust the sonofabitch. He wouldn't disown ANYTHING, and he had to pick something to get shut of, if he wanted to pose as anything.

Posted by: C. S. P. Schofield at June 28, 2006 6:47 PM

Excellent comment.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at June 28, 2006 7:33 PM

You missed the perfect caption for the book cover up top: "JOHN KERRY WANTS YOU TO KISS HIS ASS!"

Posted by: phil at June 29, 2006 9:06 AM

You can't please everyone, and will look a fool trying to do so. Kerry never learned this lesson.

Posted by: Purple Avenger at July 4, 2006 10:22 AM

They're never going to be quite as amusing as what Bush got up to though... even he seems unsure.

Posted by: Release em all at July 5, 2006 10:16 AM