Skip to comments.RedState Scoop: The Swift Boat Vets Final Ads [two ads, with announcers words, first to be on MNF]
Posted on 10/13/2004 12:56:30 PM PDT by Mike Fieschko
We promised it, so here it is. And surprise - it's not one ad but two! These ads will debut tonight on FoxNews (Special Report w/ Brit Hume), but we have the transcripts.
This is going to be a MASSIVE ad puchase, and as was hinted earlier, they will be aired during Monday Night Football
The first ad is a 60-second spot featuring 90 swift boat veterans, in a a three-deep line, with the camera panning across the crowd - close-up and slowly. No vets speak, but the announcer delivers the following lines:Announcer: They served their country with courage and distinction. Theyre the men who served with John Kerry in Vietnam.
Announcer: Theyre his entire chain of command, most of the officers in Kerrys unit. Even the gunner from his own boat.
Announcer: And theyre the men who spent years in North Vietnamese prison camps.
Announcer: Tortured for refusing to confess what John Kerry accused them of. . . of being war criminals.
Announcer: They were also decorated. Many very highly. But they kept their medals.
Announcer: Today they are teachers, farmers, businessman, ministers, and community leaders. And of course, fathers and grandfathers.
Announcer: With nothing to gain for themselves, except the satisfaction that comes with telling the truth, they have come forward to talk about the John Kerry they know.
Announcer: Because to them honesty and character still matters. . . especially in a time of war.
Announcer: Swift Vets and POWs for Truth are responsible for the content of this advertisement.
It's a powerful, moving, picture - these men coming forward, without aliases or surrogates. As another RedState editor wrote, there is no guile in these men. Read on for the second, and much more damaging ad:
The second spot, also a 60-second ad, showing several groups (about 10) of swift boat veterans, one after another - with each group of vets featuring one single man posing a question to John Kerry. And the most important of all the vets involved delivers what I believe is a serious, serious, body blow.John Edwards: If you have an questions about what John Kerrys made of (echo on made of)...
Van Odell: Why do so many of us have serious questions?
Dr. Louis Letson: How did you get your purple heart when your commanding officer didnt approve it?
Steve Gardner: Why have you repeatedly claimed you were illegally sent into Cambodia. . .
Bob Elder: . . . when it has been proven that you were not?
Jim Werner: How could you accuse us of being war criminals. . .
Ken Cordier: . . . and secretly meet with the enemy in Paris. . .
Mike Solhaug: . . . and promote the enemys position back home. . .
Paul Galanti: . . . when I was a POW, and Americans were being killed in combat.
Bud Day: How can you expect our sons and daughters to follow you, when you condemned their fathers and grandfathers?
Joe Ponder: Why is this relevant?
Tom Hanton: Because character and honesty matter. Especially in a time of war.
Rear Admiral Roy Hoffman: John Kerry cannot be trusted.
Announcer: Swift Boat Veterans for Truth is responsible for the content of this advertisement.
I wouldn't advise the Swift Vets to hold their collective breath for answers to these questions, but they damn well deserve them.
First person in body of article == Mike Krempasky, not me.
script for the last 2 swift boat ads
Wow. The transcripts alone choke me up....
Not too late to rewrite the narration -- and I think they should!
When they say they will be shown during Monday night football, is this national? I might have to watch Monday night football if that is the case.
Those sound devastating. I hope its a good game Monday Night so the ratings will be high
Go Swifties! Thanks for the transcripts. Awesome!
Oh my my
And they piss me off royally when I think about the hatchet job that Kerry's goon squad, Piss Matthews, the Times, Alkie Estrich, et al, have done on them.
This isn't about politics for these men....it's something deeply personal that many people cannot seem to grasp.
It would be far more effective to just DO this (air them),
and NOT telegraph it in advance, so that the Kerry Kamp
can prepare counters.
This is going to be a MASSIVE ad puchase,
and as was hinted earlier,
they will be aired during Monday Night Football
I HOPE THEY MENTIONED THAT COL. BUD DAY RECEIVED THE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR!
The first ad will be a killer from a visual standpoint, the second a killer in terms of content.
It will be amazing to watch Kerry respond to this.
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