I want to say something more about the memos. I think, if the memos ARE forged – and we don’t know that – that the White House caught CBS in a trap. But I want to point out that this is CBS’s fault. The White House was being smart, tough and taking advantage of an opportunity. I would be disappointed if the Kerry campaign didn’t do the same thing, given the chance.
The problem here is that CBS didn’t nail the story down. They came out against a President with documents that were not sufficiently authenticated. If this happened they should be held to the same standard we would hold the Swift Boat Vets.
And the Republicans should hold the Swift Boat Vets to the same standard they are holding CBS. Fat chance.