Thoughts and updates from: Instapundit (here, here, and here), Polipundit, Michele Malkin, Ankle Biting Pundits, BlogsForBush, and RedState.
Not surprisingly, Kos is mute on the subject. He does suggest Kerry is the wrong choice to debate the President on Iraq. It is rare that I agree with Kos on something. Kos picked this quote:
On Friday, Bush challenged Kerry to answer whether he would support the war "knowing what we know now" about the failure to find weapons of mass destruction that U.S. and British officials were certain were there.No mention of this story on CNN, MSNBC, or ABS news. Odd isn't it? Every Democratic slam of Bush makes front page news for them. But when the slams are revealed as lies, it's time to talk about Alito and abortion. Props to CBS news which has this editorial linked on their front page. What about FoxNews you ask? Surely they are trumpeting Bush's message, right? After all, they are nothing but cheerleader for the Republican Party. Right? Wrong. Their only mention of Bush's round of comments is an editorial that rips the President for trying to shift the blame to the Democrats. It is under the "Only on Fox" section. Fair and balanced, indeed.
In response, Kerry said: "Yes, I would have voted for the authority. I believe it was the right authority for a president to have."
My biggest fear with this counterattack is that it is all based on actual quotes and reminders of what really happened. It doesn't have any catchy rhyming slogans like "Bush Lied, People Died." And if you can't chant it in a protest, can it really be true?