Local veterans call for attorney's resignation
Clackamas County veterans are calling for the resignation of an assistant district attorney who appeared in television ads attacking Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry's military record.
In the ad, and a sworn affidavit, Al French says he served with Kerry and that the Purple Heart medals Kerry received were obtained under false pretenses.
However, French admitted later that he did not witness the events mentioned in the affidavit and was relying on what his friends told him.
Veteran Don Stewart says he believes it was outrageous that French would try to smear Kerry's military record.
"Mr. French signed an affidavit defaming John Kerry's military service and then he admitted that he had no first-hand knowledge of what he swore to," Stewart said on Monday. "Someone who the community trusts to carry out the law cannot be lying in sworn, legal affidavits."
Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Lo, yon excrement striketh yon fan.
What is the world made these clowns think that they could just lie, and nobody would notice?