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August 05, 2008



"I didn’t look at it because I didn’t care; it didn’t matter to me"

You are, of course, entitled to your own criteria for establishing "character", "honor" and credibility", all, I would argue, indispensible traits of a chief executive.

It is somewhat perplexing, however, that substantive evidence of outright fraud and mis-representation of one's service record should have little or no bearing on your personal deliberations.

You are a politicians dream.

Pat Allen

Bingo misses my point with respect to the SBVT’s charges about John Kerry's service in Vietnam. Kerry's testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee decided the matter for me, so I had no need to consider the other issue. I also felt the criticism about his testimony was the stronger point because there could be no dispute about it. The criticisms about Kerry’s service in Vietnam were subject to dispute and were difficult to prove with the passage of time and all. His testimony before the Senate committee was not. For me, it decided the issue, and I didn’t need to go further.

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