14 February 2004
Kaptain Ketchup's alleged tomato
So far, things haven't moved much beyond the Hysterical Rumormongering stage.
I'm inclined to agree with this observation by Charles Dodgson:
[T]he Republicans were sure to have something like this going at fever pitch sometime before election day, whether there's any truth to it or not, and regardless of the checkered histories of nationally prominent Republicans. Bring it on. If the Democrats can't deal with it, they're doomed anyway. And if they handle it well now by bringing up and focusing on real issues and real achievements while the Republicans rant about their own ritual purity it may at least be old news by the fall.
And "ritual purity"? "We befoul the air, we take bribes under the table hell, we take bribes over the table but by God, we keep our pants on."