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March 3, 2004

Showing Up Before The Tar And Feathers Arrive

It’s blank canvas time.

Now that Kerry is “the man,” the White House will be furiously trying to put the brush to him. Kerry, on the other hand, will be busy doing the same. With the fuller development of the “war hero” story line, we expect to see more tangents making subtle allusions to the other JFK.

As we begin to hear more about Swift boat No. 44 in the Mekong Delta in 1968, don’t be surprised to also hear a lot more about Mosquito boat No. 109 in the South Pacific in 1943.

You might call it, playing the Discovery Channel card.

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