Max Cleland wanted to personally deliver this letter to the President. Of course, George W. Bush is trying to avoid responsibility for the Swift Boat smears any way he can. I figured Bush’s running ability might allow him to stay ahead of Cleland in his wheelchair and it looks like I was right:
(CNN) — Vietnam veteran and former Sen. Max Cleland said Wednesday that attack ads questioning Sen. John Kerry’s combat record in Vietnam were “scurrilous” and “dishonest and dishonorable” and called on President Bush to come out against them. Cleland, who lost both legs and an arm in the war, told reporters gathered at a school near Bush’s Texas ranch that the commercials run by the group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth were false and that “George Bush is behind it.” “The question is, where is George Bush’s honor? The question is where is his shame?” Cleland asked. “To attack a fellow veteran who has distinguished himself … in combat, regardless of the political combat involved, is disgraceful.” He said he was unsuccessful in trying to deliver a letter to President Bush urging him to condemn the ads.