Now that Joe Wilson is back in the news (part of it his own doing), I thought it would be both quite timely and at least somewhat hilarious to dig up this relic from exactly one year ago today: July 15th of good ole summer 2004:
The image above is a screenshot I captured from John Kerry’s presidential campaign website exactly one year ago, on July 15th 2004. That’s right: During July of last year (until it was curiously taken down a short time after this screenshot), Joe Wilson was proudly heralded by the Kerry campaign as a beacon of “honesty.”
Of course, in just one of the Kerry campaign’s many, many flubs, a short time after Wilson’s “restore honesty” website was posted his credibility and- yes, honesty- were completely obliterated by the Senate Intelligence Report that led, no doubt, to his website being scrubbed from the Kerry campaign site and the web altogether. The whole thing kind of reminds me of how, around the same time, Sandy Berger “resigned” his post as national security advisor to the Kerry campaign after published news reports alleged that he stole documents from the national archives (by hiding them in his socks, don’t forget!).