I bet the Republicans are really, really glad they hectored John Kerry into releasing his military records:
Houston Chronicle: "Kerry's War Record Filled with Praise"
New York Times: "Navy Records Show Positive Marks for Kerry"
Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Kerry's Military Records Glowing"*
It disgusts me that this has become a controversy. What the hell is wrong with Kerry's fellow Democrats -- especially the veterans? Why aren't they out there challenging the patriotism of anyone who dares to question Kerry's service?
*UPDATE: Although it should be noted that this one is written by serial GOP talking-point purveyor Nedra Pickler of Associated Press, who -- true to form -- notes in the first paragraph that Kerry "spoke fluent French -- the fruits of a privileged upbringing that set him apart from the typical seaman," and later notes that "Kerry's education included Swiss boarding school and Yale. He lettered in varsity soccer and lacrosse, fenced, had a private pilot's license and had experience sailing and ocean racing. He traveled throughout Europe in his youth and spoke fluent French and some German" -- whatever the hell that has to do with his military records.