by Scoobie Davis
If the Bushies are going to spring some kind of October surprise, it will be before Tuesday, 10/26.
UPDATE: Right after I wrote this, I caught this tidbit from the Free Reublic web site--it was originally written in the Power Line Blog: We just Got a Tip...
...that a major newspaper will break a front-page story Monday morning that could create a serious problem for the Kerry campaign. We don't yet have any details, but it relates to a foreign policy issue, and it will call into question--amazingly enough--John Kerry's truthfulness.
We'll watch for the story Sunday night and post it as soon as it becomes available.
UPDATE: Apparently the rumor started with Red State blog. I've heard the story with be in either the Washington Post or the Washington Times--big difference there.
UPDATE: Apparently, it's the Washington Times (aka The Moonie Times) that is coming out with the story. The Washington Times is not a real newspaper--it's the creation of a nut job and false messiah who bought a printing press and hired some hacks. However, even though the Moon's Times is a rag, it hasthe potential of being utilized by the right's media network (click here and scroll down to "Case Study Number Two").
Note: here's an article that discusses Moon's attempt to slime Kerry regarding his excellent work on Iran-Contra:
The only person in the Congress who showed any imagination or strong interest in these criminal activities that were going on underneath the nose of the U.S. government was Senator John Kerry, who was serving his first term. Kerry had heard about this through his family connections in Massachusetts, and he took an interest. He turned his staff loose on looking into the Contras. Working through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, they pressed the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide information about this that was available. The Reagan/Bush administration tried to block Kerry's inquiries at every turn.
And the media started to attack Kerry.
Right. Led by South Korean theocrat Sun Myung Moon's newspaper, the Washington Times, the conservative news media began attacking John Kerry. Some of the allegations were that he was off on some wild tangent, that this was all crazy, that he was wasting government money. Later on, as the evidence built up that there really was something going on, the Washington Times started attacking Kerry with the tack that he and his staff were "obstructing" the investigations of wrong doing that the Reagan/Bush administration supposedly wanted to carry out. Kerry's early investigative work involved piecing together how Ollie North's secret operation was working, and that then spun off into looking at the drug trafficking that was running up through Central America.