***...."The campaign collectively underestimated the effect of the swift boats. It was a collective mistake," recalled Michael Whouley, a longtime Kerry operative. "I think the candidate was probably the most concerned about it. It pissed him off, people attacking his Vietnam service.".........An angry Kerry summoned longtime friend Thomas J. Vallely, a Bostonian and Silver Star recipient, and told him to "find me Billy Rood." William B. Rood had been present during the action that garnered Kerry the Silver Star the swift boat foes were now calling into question. Rood, an editor at the Chicago Tribune, had refused to speak publicly about the action. He took Kerry's call, though he didn't tell the senator what he planned to do.....***
"The campaign collectively underestimated the effect of the swift boats. It was a collective mistake,"
I sure am glad that the Kerry "Collective" won't be taking over the WH next January.
Another urinalist's slanted interpretation: "people" ???????
"people"?, these are by no means just "people", these are over 270 men who served with him or his unit.