Lobbyist Received $40 Million for Swift Boat Smear

A Swift Shift in Stories:

“Four days ago, retired naval Rear Adm. William L. Schachte Jr. seconded accusations made by the group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth seeking to discredit Democratic presidential nominee John F. Kerry’s record in Vietnam. But since then, Democrats have discovered that Schachte is also a long-standing supporter of President Bush and a lobbyist whose client FastShip Inc. recently won a $40 million grant from the federal government.” [emphasis added]

And, of course, the so-called “journalist” that the Bush campaign arranged for Schachte to talk to? Who else?

They just lie! Sometimes they lie for money.