Swiftboat Veterans For Truth: They’re Baaack
They’re back, they’re sleazier than ever and they have a new name. “Swiftboat Veterans For Truth” has pretty much turned into a punch line. And “Swiftboat” has become a widely-used verb meaning “to slander; to indulge in character assassination.” Their new name is the Economic Freedom Fund.
Don’t let the bland name fool you. These are the same slippery pusbags that destroyed a Vietnam war veteran in 2004 just so George Jim Beam Bush could stay in the White House. Lift up the rock they’re hiding under and you’ll see the same slimy vermin slithering around underneath: Karl Rove, Tom DeLay and Texas multimillionaire Bob Perry. Perry has contributed $5 million to the Economic Freedom Fund; and he was the main financier behind the Swiftboat Chickenhawks.
John Kerry — who seems to be recovering from his 2004 spine-ectomy — has been lashing out at the Economic Freedom Fund.
He said they’re again resorting to “the politics of fear and smear. We’re not going to give them an ounce of daylight.”
Referring to his failure to fight back strongly enough in 2004, Kerry said “We thought the fact that the truth was out there was enough. Clearly it wasn’t.”