One of the very few people who served with John Kerry who is actually willing to go to bat for him, Jim Rassmann, writes in the WSJ today:

“But when the noise and fog of their distortions and lies have cleared, a man who volunteered to serve his country, a man who showed up for duty when his country called, a man to whom the United States Navy awarded a Silver Star, a Bronze Star and three Purple Hearts, will stand tall and proud. Ultimately, the American people will judge these Swift Boat Veterans for Bush and their accusations. Americans are tired of smear campaigns against those who volunteered to wear the uniform.”

Rasmann forgets, apparently, that Kerry and his people have been doing exactly that with the President’s service for nearly four years, now…. running a smear campaign against someone who wore the uniform… 

And as Dale Franks notes this morning at Q&O;

“Americans weren’t yet tired of smearing America’s soldiers when John Kerry was accusing those them of being rapists, murderers, and baby killers in sworn testimony before the United States Senate.

And, of course, calling the Swiftvets liars does not constitute a smear.”

Amazing how these double standards come up once you really exaine what Kerry’s people are mouthing, huh?

Look….Kerry made a campaign issue out of his service. He made it the central plank in his qualifications for the office of the POTUS. He and the remaining Democrats have been questioning someone else’s service record while hyping his own.  He should thereby be willing to allow his record to be studied… and if the evdience bears it, questioned. After all, are we to assume that the President’s record should be questioned on it’s face but John Kerry’s record should be held as sacrosanct?

The questions being asked about his record are valid, and Kerry himself made tham so. To cry foul at this stage, when he’s on the losing end of such examination, is less than honest. But then, who expects honesty of any sort from Kerry or his supporters?