There’s nothing more boring than the game of pin-the-lie-on-the-liar, but Spinsanity does a good job on a couple of stray slanders against Wesley Clark. Don’t understimate the importance of this stuff: if the public can be convinced that Clark is somehow untrustworthy, that will put a big hole in his ability to make the “character” issue against Bush.
Remember the punchline of Lyndon Johnson’s story: you don’t have to prove your opponent has sex with pigs, you just have to make him deny it. It worked against Al Gore.
So far, it doesn’t seem to be working against Clark, at least among Democrats; Clark’s favorable/unfavorable among Democrats and Democratic-leaning voters stands at 49/11 in the latest Newsweek poll. [*] But the Bush forces and their media allies are clearly more scared of Clark than of any other candidate, so expect the slanders to keep coming.