Well be following up


We’ll be following up on this later. But apparently some of the president’s most opprobrious surrogates have hit the airwaves this evening peddling their latest smear about John Kerry as a dupe or stooge for “communist North Korea”.

Gettin’ bad pretty quick, ain’t it?

At one level of course this is just silliness. But it’s no mystery what sort of dingbat imaginations and Hofstadterian impulses they’re trying to tap.

It’s a pale echo of the wingnut awfulness of the ‘Manchurian candidate’ smears the president’s operatives mobilized against John McCain in South Carolina four years ago.

No surprise of course since it’s coming from the same strategists.

Like we’ve been saying, a wounded, cornered animal.

Beware …