Swift boaters To Lay Off Kerry As State Nominee, But Still Take Cheap Shots
The erstwhile Swift Boat Veterans For “Truth” don’t plan to fight John Kerry’s nomination for Secretary of State, but that hasn’t stopped them from cheap shots.
“If Obummer had put Kerry up for Sec Def, I think there would have been a visceral reponse from many veterans, but most feel he won’t be any worse than his predecessor as Sec State,” Kenneth Cordier, a former POW who appeared in a Swift Boat ad in 2004 and was kicked off President Bush’s campaign because of it, said in an email to BuzzFeed…
“My personal opinion is [Kerry] doesn’t have the strength of character and integrity that we need in a high position like that. He’s sold himself cheaply before and I wouldn’t trust him again now.”
…[Swift boater John] O’Neill told New York Sun editor Seth Lipsky that Kerry “is well qualified to be the Secretary of Defense . . . of Cuba or Venezuela.”