Little Scottie takes a brave stance against Swift Boat Veterans for Unregulated Soft Money Advertising:
Q Swift Boat Veterans for Truth are coming out with their book today. Anything more, whether the President would repudiate what they’ve said about Kerry’s record in Vietnam?
MR. McCLELLAN: You heard last week, I mean, we made it very — let’s not be selective here, because the issue here is looking at this unregulated soft money advertising and activity that is going on.
[Blah, blah, blah – president deplores soft money – blah, blah blah – signed campaign finance reform.]
Q I’m not asking you about the soft money, I’m asking you about the substance of the attack on Kerry.
MR. McCLELLAN: That’s why I said that this goes to the problem with unregulated soft money activity that the President thought we ended when he signed the campaign finance reforms into law, that had broad bipartisan support.
Q On the substance, are these guys wrong to attack Kerry’s record in Vietnam?
MR. McCLELLAN: Well, again, the American people are going to be the ultimate ones that make decisions in this election.
[Blah, blah, blah – president deplores soft money – blah, blah blah – on the receiving end of $62 million in attacks – blah, blah, blah.]