August 20, 2004

The Swift Boat Vet Lie

One of the people that Michelle Malkin said was "raising doubt" in her incredible appearance on Hardball was Patrick Runyon.

So, who is Patrick Runyon and what does he believe about John Kerry? Here is a story from last February where Patrick Runyon went to a Kerry rally in Iowa and said he would be registering to vote so he could support John Kerry.

Runyon said he followed Kerry's career from the moment Kerry became an antiwar activist as a leader of Vietnam Veterans Against the War.

"The man had done his duty," Runyon said. "Then he came back and protested. That's the right way to do it, instead of running off or hiding away in college."

Runyon has been disaffected with politics since Vietnam. "I lost interest after that," he said.

But now, he's willing to reconsider.

"If it does help, I'm definitely going to register and vote for him," Runyon said.

So does he now back the Swift Boat Vet liars? According to this article, no. Here it is clear that John O'Neill has added one more person as an "eye-witness" to back his lie, but both Zaladonis and Runyon who were on the ship with Kerry say that although the night was confusing, there wasn't anyone else on the boat with them besides Kerry.

So, Ms. Malkin's statement that Zaladonis and Runyon raised doubt on Kerry's story is proven to be a bald-faced lie. As Atrios said, "The loathing these people have for everything America stands for is astounding."

Posted by Mary at August 20, 2004 02:09 AM | Wingnuts | Technorati links |

let swift boat vets know what you think:

Joe Ponder, (352) 473-2451, 6986, Deer Springs Rd, Keystone Heights, FL 32656

George M Elliott, (302) 645-5071, 124 Gills Neck Rd, Lewes, DE 19958

Adrian Lonsdale, (508) 758-4046, , Mattapoisett, MA 02739

Van Odell, (281) 395-1703, 1622, Crescent Point Dr, Katy, TX 77494

Grant W Hibbard, (850) 932-7001, 3830 Bangkok Cv, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

Letson Louis E Dr Jr, (256) 259-1555, 323 Parks Ave Scottsboro, AL 35768
(256) 259-5580

Roy A Hoffman, (804) 935-0943, 3221 Coppermill Trce, Richmond, VA 23294

John O'Neil (713) 654-7600, 1000 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002

John Bare, 422 Mill Creek Road, Bird in Hand, PA 17505

Kenneth Buchholz, (972) 355-7623, 1516 Wildflower Lane, Flower Mound, TX 75028

Jack Chenoweth, (573) 964-6872, 108 Hidden Acres, Lake Ozark, MO 65049

Tom Costarino, (703) 748-1602, 2039 Lord Fairfax Rd, Vienna, VA 22182

Morton Golde, (904) 221-7093, 689 Sandringham Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32225

Charles R. Grutzius, (703) 620-0929, 3221 Wildmere Pl, Herndon, VA 20171

Mike Kovanen, (509) 628-9560, 279 Gage Blvd, Richland, WA 99352

Dennis Spranger, (262) 637-6736, 3000 Olive St, Racine, WI 53405

Posted by: elmerfudd at August 27, 2004 12:38 AM