I got this email from Kerry's campaign:
Tonight, Senator John McCain is set to address the Republican National Convention. Meanwhile, the man who led the charge smearing Senator McCain during the 2000 Republican presidential primary is turning his sordid political attacks against John Kerry.
This new round of attacks comes from a familiar name -- Ted Sampley -- who has a long history of irrational public attacks against both John McCain and John Kerry. In 1992 Sampley created a fake photo of John Kerry shooting an American MIA. He has been jailed for starting a fight with John McCain's staff, and has called McCain the Manchurian Candidate, accusing him of being "brainwashed by the Vietnamese" and being a "KGB spy."
Ted Sampley is now the head of "Vietnam Veterans Against Kerry" and a supporter of "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth." He has been telling lies about John Kerry, and today he launched an extraordinarily false ad smearing John Kerry's military service.
To view this ad click here:
Ted Sampley's group is also still attacking Senator McCain. To view this page click here:
For the past several days, we have asked for your contributions, now we need your action. We need your help to stop Ted Sampley and the Swift Boat Veterans for Bush's lies about John Kerry's military service.
Please take a minute and call the Bush campaign at the Republican Convention tonight. Ask George Bush to specifically condemn this ugly smear.
(212) 356-2300 or (212) 356-2004
Mary Beth Cahill
We know what's at stake with this election. I wish to God Kerry's campaign would grow a pair and start fighting the batte. They campaign won't, for some reason, wage the war that needs to be raised. That's another issue so I won't get into what I think of that. So we have to.
If Karl Rove can send out his dirty minions like this Sampley shithead to trash Kerry, then we'll just have to be Kerry's minions. Not with filth. With the truth. With disgust. With a passion to set the record right.
Your mission, and no, you can't choose to accept it, you have to do it, right now: Get into every forum, every media outlet - magazines, blogs, newspapers, radio talk shows, tv shows, everything - and say "I'm tired of the filth flinging from the GOP. Let's talk issues, not Vietnam."
Gloves off, folks. This is war. Fight the filth.
Please crosspost this anywhere - email list, LJ communities, your journal, non-LJ blogs, etc. but I prefer my name - loveanddarkness be kept with it.
[crossposted to kerryedwards bush_sucks and ljdemocrats]