October 25, 2004

Don't Send for the Undertaker Just Yet

Rumors were building up all day yesterday about a big Kerry bombshell that the Washington Times was going to drop today. Well, via Kevin at Wizbang, here it is: Kerry Lied About Meeting With U.N. Security Council Members.

I don't think this is going to make a single solitary damn bit of difference one way or the other. People who already think Kerry is an unprincipled liar won't need any additional persuasion. And practically everyone I know who supports Kerry does so because they hate Bush, not because they think J. Francois is some kind of saint. Plus, the fact that the story comes from the WashTimes automatically discredits it on the Left. The polls for the last week or so have been slowly trending in Dubya's direction. I really don't see this altering that movement. Sorry, I just don't.

Now, if it had been something like this, then we'd be cooking with gas.

Posted by Robert at October 25, 2004 08:49 AM | TrackBack

I agree: it's an interesting story, but not worthy of the breathless anticipation that I saw on dozens of right-wing blogs (and nervous bluster on left-wing blogs). I think this shows that the conspiracy theorists are wrong about the Republican internet attack machine. Here we have a really good example of pro-Bush partisans trying to push a story, but nobody thinks this is going to erupt into a blogstorm like Rathergate. We digital brownshirts seem to operate more efficiently without a fuehrer.

For them what are interested in this angle, I just put up a post about this. (Apologies to all for tooting my own horn.)

Posted by: House of Payne at October 25, 2004 11:03 AM
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