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Posted on 02/16/2005 2:27:03 PM PST by No phonys allowed
CPAC to Honor Swift Boat Vets
The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth will be honored at this Friday's Conservative Political Action Conference for the key role they played in defeating Sen. John Kerry in last year's presidential race.
"These guys could have just gone on with their lives, but they felt strongly that John Kerry's record was being misrepresented," Richard Lessner, executive director of the American Conservative Union, which sponsors the event, told Fox News.
"We thought this sort of example of citizens stepping forward under adverse conditions should be recognized," Lessner added. "They are impressive." Former Georgia Sen. Zell Miller will present the "Courage Under Fire" award to Adm. Roy Hoffman (Ret.), founder and chairman of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, at CPAC's annual Ronald Reagan banquet in Washington, D.C.
After the Democratic Convention last year, where Kerry highlighted his Vietnam War record amid insinuations by his supporters that President Bush's service in the National Guard amounted to draft dodging, the Swiftvets' own firsthand accounts of Kerry's conduct turned the race around.
A series of television commercials beginning in mid-August questioned Kerry's Purple Heart awards and charged that he couldn't be trusted. After the group's book, "Unfit for Command," topped the New York Times best-seller list for five weeks in a row, the Massachusetts Democrat never regained his momentum.
When Democrats complained that the White House had actually orchestrated the Swiftvet attacks, the Kerry campaign went to court seeking to have the ads blocked.
Ironically, had the effort succeeded, Kerry would likely be president today.
Conservatives (CPAC) Laud Swift Boat Veterans
"Swift Boat Vets - Still Defnding America!!"
Or, "Swift Boat Vets - Fighting the Viet Cong In Asia And Massachusetts!"
Hopefully, this will be on C-Span!
Great selection! They deserve it.
Thank you Gentlemen! My Great-great Grandchildren owe you a debt of honor.
No question Swiftees deserve our thanks and praise; but Stolen Honor played a pretty big role in the movement, too. Yet not one word here about the film or what it did for our side. Did CPAC forget, or is it perceived that Stolen Honor is but one facet of the Swiftees' campaign?
The Republican National Committee recently sent me a request for a donation.
I sent back a reply that all my "political" money went to the Swift Boat Vets and the the RNC should send the Swifties a Thank You Letter.
Yes, yes, yes.
I was just thinking the same thing. If C-Span can cover the Dems fake meetings, they ought to be able to cover CPAC's honoring the Swiftees.
God bless the swifties.
We are going to this tomorrow night. My husband and I are so honored and excited to be in the same room with these men! My husband said he is even pulling out the tux.
Please let them know that we all think they are "GREAT AMERICANS"
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