Now that the science of typography has enjoyed more, shall we say, type than it has in living memory, let's face up to the real story of Rathergate. I don't care terribly much how CBS got hoodwinked with phony documents. What I do care about is that they used them to advance an old, somewhat tired story nary an inch!
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't we know back in ought-Zero that President Bush, as a young man, used family contacts to secure a prime stateside National Guard slot, learned to fly jet fighters, then blow off the last two years or so of his sworn commitment to flag and country for business school and politics? Memo to CBS News: where's the scoop, boys? What's pathetic is that the memo in question has almost no important new information in it. It just wasn't worth the trouble, whoever forged it, Rovesters, Dems, Saudi's, the CIA, or Naderdalians.
The fact is, even if it roils your blood that Kerry volunteered and Bush evaded - to be fair, in a similar manner as Bill Clinton - this story is old. And before you praise the wonderful bloggers who "exposed" this expose, remember that it's very much inside baseball. The electorate generally didn't care four years ago, and doesn't care now. You can argue that it's fair game after the Swift Boat lies, but you know what, I'm alot more worried about the next four years.