In the course of this, we have been exposed to one of the most blatant, shameful and eye-gougingly obvious episodes of mass political hypocracy I've ever had the misfortune to encounter, stretching over 35 years.
Details of just the latest and most egregious example over at The Command Post. A quote:
It can, and has, been argued that Kerry’s inconsistent and changing rebuttals of the SwiftVet’s claims are purely the result of faulty memory on both sides. But I can see no argument against the mountain of evidence that the man is a blatant, serial, and accomplished Hypocrite. The latest Letter to Bush is the capstone of his long and strangely undistinguished Senatorial career.Like all Australians, my opinion of politicians of all stripes is abysmally low. Probably not low enough, but there you go. But Kerry's double-dealing is breathtaking, quite unique in modern times. Far worse is that he obviously expects to get away with treating the general populace as complete idiots.
Cynics (like myself) would say that that makes him the Consumate Politician, and is a reasonable qualification for becoming President of the USA. But Cynics like myself disqualify him from consideration, because of repeated violations of the 11th Commandment:
Thou Shalt Not Get Caught
There’s also a personal matter : I don’t like being treated as a Fool, by an absurdly arrogant man who obviously despises the Sheeple. Bush’s ‘Simple Texan Cowboy’ Act is difficult enough to swallow, but again, it’s about par for a wiley, even sly politician. But Kerry’s Faux-Patriotism is positively nauseating. And in time of war, risky too.