Skip to comments.CNN: Kerry Will File Legal Challenge to Swift Boat Veterans-Demands Immediate Suspension of Ads
Posted on 08/20/2004 2:40:45 PM PDT by kattracks
CNN is reporting Friday afternoon that the Kerry campaign will file a complaint with the FEC.
Wolf Blitzer reported that the campaign will allege that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth are illegally coordinating their efforts with the Bush-Cheney campaign.
The complaint reportedly demands that the Swiftvets immediately suspend broadcasts of commericals attacking John Kerry's Vietnam War record and return any moneys raised in conjunction with the ad campaign.
The complaint is an extension of Sen. Kerry's charge on Thursday that the Swiftvets are a "front group" for the Bush Cheney campaign, alleging that the group has broken campaign laws by coordinating their efforts with the White House.
John O'Neill, author of the book "Unfit for Command," which details the charges described in the anti-Kerry commercials, said Friday that he had no connection with the White House, adding that his group wouldn't suspend the ads even if the White House asked them too.
"This isn't his fight," O'Neill told radio host Sean Hannity. "This is between the veterans who served in Vietnam and John Kerry."
...a search on the Democratic National Committee Website for the words "MoveOn.org" produces a few paragraphs that raise instant questions for Soros.
One item says, "The DNC is also conducting a major petition drive in partnership with MoveOn.org. More than 310,000 Americans have signed the petition to protect our courts - with more than 172,000 of those signatures coming in the past 36 hours. The petition calls on Bush and the Republicans to stop nominating judges that are out of step with mainstream Americans and praising the Democrats for standing up for their rights." The DNC website links the petition.
The other announcement involved what the DNC called "a massive public mobilization" in which "The Democratic Party is partnering with MoveOn.org..." to fight President Bushs tax cuts.
The FEC is on record that nothing will be done about 527 ads until next January.
He has felt just fine about the Moveon ads though. What a hypocrite. He's wasting his time and money on this...good. Fewer resources to automatically trash Pres. Bush for everything he says & does?!
Can someone please get the WAAHHHHMBULANCE! LOL>
LOL!!! Bring it on Ketchup Boy!!
And this from a guy who had Michael Moore running around his convention. . . .
No evidence=wasting the FEC's time=wasting taxpayer $$$
I'm really starting to get the urge to give a lot of money to the SwiftVets. The latest ad is better than the first one! Johnny boy is loosing his mind.
Looks like a good motivation for my third donation to the swiftvets.
Uh, John . . . follow your opponent's example. This entire summer was dominated by stories about Michael Moore packing theaters all over the country to view F9/11.all of which were blatant lies about your opponent. Did your opponent demand the theaters go dark? Did your opponent demand that those ads calling him Hitler by moveon.org be pulled? No. And No.
Question, Mr. Kerry: If there is no truth to the Swifties' ads, then why not let them play out, just like your opponent has done with the attacks on his character and credibility for over a year? If there is no truth to what these guys are saying about you, then why be bothered?
Tell us, John. What is it about these ads that gets under your skin deeper than that dangerous millimeter of schrapnel did, 35 years ago?
It don't mean nuttin'.
I sent the link to the new Swiftie ad out this morning to over 250 people on my distribution list. I know for a fact that just three of them resent it to over 250 others.
If we all send the link it will be out to millions within a few days.
The demonrats are fighting the last war.
Notice that he isn't saying they are lying, just acting illegally.
He does NOT want his medical records released. I hope he backs himself into a corner on this one!
Yeah, but the important thing is whether more people--independents and borderline Dems--are getting it.
Not just "running around" he had him sitting in the "Presidents Box". He was proud of the SOB!
Swiftvets ARE INDEPENDENT TOTALLY AND ARE TEARING UP THE LIES AND FABRICATIONS of LURCH!The Screaming and Whining sounds like the Truth hurts badly!
Of course, they have no evidence of this. But "alleging" it is the best they can do, I suppose.
Heaven forbid Kerry actually engage the swifties on the FACTS.
These guys are even more desperate that I ever imagined!
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