The local paper, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, has a wonderful editorial from editor Jim Boyd.
We are in the middle of an important national event: the real-time confrontation of a political smear. In previous elections, the examination has almost always been in retrospect. Now the smear, against John Kerry’s military service, is being critically examined as it happens. Vigilance is required, and a little courage.
This is not about who is elected, but about how we allow this campaign to unfold, especially on our pages. I am sick to death of being played for a chump by the likes of Karl Rove. America can definitely do better.
Go read it all. Seriously. At the Star Tribune
If you are a Republican, I ask you this…are you so ideologically besotted that you condone what Rove, the Swift Boats for Truth, etal are trying to do to Kerry?
Is winning so important to you?
Is George W. Bush worth it?