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It appears the guy who wrote "Unfit for Command", a book trashing Kerry, is trying to run for Senate and challenge him, saying he is unfit. Note that this is the guy who is part of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

In an interview yesterday, Corsi said Kerry was not fit to be senator. He said he was ''testing the waters to see if there's enough interest to support me to make the run feasible."

Corsi has not yet registered with the Federal Election Commission, but his committee has received an employer identification number from the Internal Revenue Service, an early step that candidates for any office must take.

It later notes in the article:

Corsi is not a veteran, but he wrote ''Unfit for Command" with John O'Neill, a Navy veteran and ally of the Nixon White House incensed by Kerry's role in the antiwar movement.

Now, I don't like Kerry, but these attacks on his service are despicable.

The Massachusetts Democratic Party has already responded:

The Massachusetts Democratic Party chairman, Philip W. Johnston, said in a statement yesterday, ''Massachusetts will not welcome a candidate whose calling card is slandering Catholics, the pope, Jews, and Vietnam veterans."

Read the full article. Once again, apologies if this was already diaried, but the site search sucks and nothing came up for the tag search. Also, there is not a new open thread. Man, I miss those. Here is the full article .

Originally posted to patrioticliberal on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 04:12 PM PDT.

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  •  re (none)
    I'd have a better change winning America Idol this this dingus will of beating Kerry.

    Steve Holt says "Steve Holt!"

    by cookiesandmilk on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 04:18:01 PM PDT

  •  Delusional (none)
    If this guy thinks he can win in MA he is truly delusional.  Is he preparing for a 2008 run against Kerry or 2006 against Kennedy.  He must smoke a lot of happy weed if he thinks he has a chance.  On a side note, he will probably get the repub nomination- unless of course Jack E. runs again.

    Massachusetts: 1st in Baseball, 1st in Football, 47th in Support for Public Higher Education

    by mcinma on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 04:24:04 PM PDT

  •  lets' hope Corsi runs then will see how JK respond (none)
    this time. I want to see if Kerry has learned his lessons yet. Kerry may not run for Prez again but others like him will. Kerry did respond to these guys in 1996 so it was total suprise Kerry did not respond in 2004 prez race.

    It is so easy to turn the attacks around because some of the same guys who trashed JK did help him in the 1996 senate race.

    BTW, a good advice to Kerry, don't hire Bob Shrum again.

  •  pretty funny (none)
    kerry has been a senator from mass. for 24 years so if he wasn`t fit he must be by now.i was born in mass.and people won`t go for this b.s.kerry has a seat for life in the senate but if he runs for president(please no) he will have to drop a senate run, i don`t think he can do both.
    •  That's what always got me (none)
      Why, if John Kerry is such a terrible person, did the "Swift Boaters" wait until his presidential campaign to let the world know?  A vote in the Senate is still pretty important, too.

      Jumping on the politicalcompass.org bandwagon: (-3.63, -3.03) - Does that make me part of the right wing here?

      by someone else on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 04:28:08 PM PDT

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      •  Actually (none)
        They've been at Kerry for years and years. I mean, John Oneil goes all the way back to the early 70's -- he was personally vetted by Nixon to be the "anti-Kerry." There's no word to describe these scum. They not only make me ashamed to be an American, they make me ashamed to be human.


        "It is a common delusion that you make things better by talking about them." - Dame Rose Macaulay

        by Zackpunk on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 04:38:03 PM PDT

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  •  Sounds like a PR stunt (none)
    I think he's just trying to squeeze out a few more minutes of limelight for that godawful book of his. I guess those conservative book clubs have turned their attention elsewhere since the election ended. what a fucking clown.

    "I told them on Inauguration Day. I said look into my eyes: no new enhancements." - President Johnny Gentle (Famous Crooner)

    by Johnny Gentle Famous Crooner on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 04:28:39 PM PDT

    •  Yeah, follow the money (none)
      *

      "Injustice wears ever the same harsh face wherever it shows itself." - Ralph Ellison

      by KateCrashes on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 04:43:12 PM PDT

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    •  It's Part of the Gig (none)
      For the other side.  Remember, these guys make their living and time in the spotlight by staying on the attack.  Letting Kerry off the hook is considered malpractice for the GOP.

      Kerry should welcome the challenge and tear the guy a big, new asshole.

    •  But think of the landmines! (none)
      So many SBVfT/RNC/WH ties -- Dirty DeLay, Abramoff, Christian Coalition, election fraudsters all. The GOP already mined the election landscape and muffled the few that started going off to register in mainstream consciousness make a full impact.

      Most of those suckers haven't gone off yet. Dems are  pretty much immune here.
      .

      Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. - Denis Diderot

      by Peanut on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 05:37:52 PM PDT

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  •  Gah (none)
    Kerry is a good senator and I hope he destroys this motherfucker. This guy doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell.
  •  This is very old news but (none)
    I'm looking forward to "jrlc" of "Mullah Ali'Gore-ah," "TheRAHsah," "Hellary" and "Chubby Chelsea" fame getting buried.

    I suppose anything can happen (see Mitt Romney,) but Massachusetts against a four-time-incumbent is about as tough as it gets for an extreme-rightie.

  •  Corsi said he was going to do this (none)
    several months ago, possibly just after the election. I think he is delusional. The country as a whole has soured terribly on Bush, and Massachusetts is already a blue state. We are more displeased than most with these corrupt and ignorant Republicans.

    Corsi claims he has a Ph.D. from Harvard. I would sure like to see proof of that.

  •  Oh bring it fricken ON muthaf*ckah (none)
    If for nothing than letting Kerry get being put off stride in '04 by these hyenas out of his system.

    I'm still pissed at Kerry and his advisors but he's a good man, a good Dem and he needs his mojo back.
    .

    Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest. - Denis Diderot

    by Peanut on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 05:31:38 PM PDT

  •  Poetic justice, if I may... (none)
    To the enemies of freedom, rationality, and democracy everywhere, but particularly in the Rethuglican party...

    BRING IT ON!

    Thwarting the forces of conservatism since 1978.

    by wiscmass on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 05:50:29 PM PDT

  •  Weird, but (none)
    Weird, but not entirely unreasonable (depending on how you define "reason").  After all , in a few short weeks, the Swift Boat Liars knockd JFK down 5% in the polls and cost him the election.  If they have this much power, then surely they can drive Kerry from the Senate and replace him with one of their own.

    This is a delusional leap of course.  Perhaps during the campaign the press might mention (as they didn't last year) that every eyewitness, document and piece of evidence supported Kerry's heroic action, and the hateful thugs who opposed him came up with zero evidence to support their own despicable case.  They should have been sued for libel and taken to the cleaners if not jailed for subverting democracy.

    Scumbags/liars/traitors/Republicans.

    Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues we write in water.

    by Bob Love on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 06:48:58 PM PDT

  •  Won't Happen (none)
    The Mass GOP has enough problems without this clown jumping in and poisoning the well for their 2008 legislative candidates.  They can't want any part of this guy, no matter how much they dislike John Kerry.  Someone like Christy Mihos, who has more than enough money to waste on something like this, will jump in the race if looks that Corsi's going to make it on the ballot.

    .08 Acres
    .0000016% of Massachusetts political commentary

    by sco08 on Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 07:25:52 PM PDT

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