Are we controlled by the Bush-Cheney campaign? Absolutely not. The Swift boat veterans who joined our group come in all political flavors: independents, Republicans, Democrats and other more subtle variations. Had another person been the presidential candidate of the Democrats, our group never would have formed. Had Mr. Kerry been the Republican candidate, each of us would still be here. We do not take direction from the White House or the president’s re-election committee, and our efforts would continue even if President Bush were to ask us directly to stop.
Swiftboat Vets for Truth Not Shills, Won’t Be Stopped, Says O’Neill
by Damon Dimmick on August 27th, 2004