cover this and I have a sneaking sense this is all a big waste of time.
Let's look at the big picture: Karl Rove knows that Bush cannot compare
his bravery or service to Kerry's. So, the longer the Guard story drags
out, the longer the more global comparison is put off. Bush wins.
Also along these lines: the longer the story continues to be Vietnam,
the longer Bush's actual record is not evaluated. Bush wins.
In a nutshell: Guard story keeps Vietnam alive, Vietnam keeps focus off
present and future consequences, distraction succeeds, Bush wins.