Captain Ed certainly…
Captain Ed certainly thinks this new revelation will kill the Kerry campaign. I’m not so sure myself, but it certainly is very damaging.

Thanks to reader Lori in Texas, I think we’ve just about pieced the record
together on David Alston and his supposed service under John Kerry’s command.
Lori points out a sympathetic article on Dale Sandusky, one of the few Swift
boat veterans supporting Kerry and one that served on his boat, specifically gives
the timing
on Kerry’s command of PCF-94.

The crux of the story is that Alston could never have served with Kerry on PCF-94 because:

On January 29th, Alston was medevaced out to a hospital with head wounds and no
records indicate that he ever returned to the unit. Kerry took command of PCF-94
the next day. Alston never served a day under Kerry’s command. In fact, Kerry
received a replacement, Fred Short, on 28 February as a replacement for Alston.

Yet Alston spoke at the Democratic National Convention as someone who served on the same both with Kerry, not the same boat as Kerry. The good Captain (Ed, that is) enumerates all the ramifications of this new information (there are quite a few).

Ed brings it home saying, “I look forward to that Clintonian parsing used in Kerry’s defense.”

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