Who really has ties to "shadowy groups?"

Matt at blogs for Bush has a very interesting question and some information that might surprise you:

So Kerry has filed an FEC complaint... But....

Who really has ties to "shadowy groups?"

(April 7, 2004) John Kerry has hired an Internet-savvy Democrat to run his presidential campaign's online communications, a move that raises new questions about the link between his campaign and the independent groups that run TV ads on his behalf.

Zach Exley, the director of special projects for the MoveOn PAC, is going to the Kerry campaign to become its director of online communications and organization.

Exley also worked during the Democratic presidential primary for Howard Dean, helping Dean set up his web-based organization.

Since Kerry became the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee in early March, the MoveOn PAC has spent more than $2.5 million on TV ads that attack President Bush.

But under the new campaign-finance law, those efforts cannot be coordinated with the Kerry campaign.

A MoveOn statement said Exley and the staff of all MoveOn entities have agreed that they will not be in contact through the election period to avoid the appearance of coordination, "even though federal election rules permit some forms of communication."

Add that into the conveniently timed "condemnation" by Kerry of MoveOn's last attack ad against Bush, perhaps Kerry should look before he leaps.

I've used Matt's banner, but if I knew PhotoShop I'd have turned the flag upside down. Kerry was fond of flying it that way in his Vietnam Veterans Against The War days. Some of us still remember. ... I don't have anything else civil to add to the discussion at this point. Maybe I can think of something when my blood pressure comes back down a little.


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