There are several reports out now that John Kerry is attempting damage control by appealing directly to Bob Dole and to the Swifties. He seems genuinely hurt and confused by their attitudes toward his past behavior. But what about his current behavior? Here, reportedly, is what he said to Robert "Friar Tuck" Brant Cdr., USN (RET), skipper of the #96 and # 36 boat who spent time with Kerry in An Thoi:
"When we dedicated swift boat one in '92, I said to all the swift guys that I wasn't talking about the swifties, I was talking about all the rest of the veterans."
ALL THE REST OF THE VETERANS? (more than 2 million military men and women served in Vietnam)
What a jerk.