The John Kerry camp should have been ecstatic about President Bush's statement that a commercial sponsored by Swift Boat Veterans for Truth should be removed from the airwaves.
The Democrats weren't happy, of course, because Bush also condemned all "527s," which are non-profit advocacy groups that have poured millions into attack ads in the past year. Bush, not Kerry, has been the target of most of the ads, an estimated $60 million worth.
Organizations such as MoveOn.org, funded by billionaire George Soros, have heaped vitriol on Bush all year. Furthermore, "Fahrenheit 9/11" by Michael Moore, another of the Democrats' "fat cats," was little more than an attack ad posing as a full-length "documentary."
Basically, in his statement Monday, Bush was saying that he favors attack-ad disarmament but not unilaterally. Bush said all of the ads should be stopped.