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September 18th, 2007, 22:27
Originally Posted by Prime Junta View Post
I'm not a big fan of Kerry either (IMO about the best thing that can be said about him is that he's not an utter moron), but the incident you're referring to is widely regarded as one of the most blatant smear jobs ever successfully pulled off on a politician. It's even spawned a term — "Swift Boating."
While all that is true, what she is talking about is that the issue came up *long* before the Presidential Election - I recall it coming up more than once during the 70's and 80's, like Kennedy and Chappaquiddick, and apparently Magerette recalls it from earlier.

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