I just heard of the Kerry news on the way to South Texas College of Law here in San Antonio. My first reaction is that, based on past experience, this news will enhance Kerry’s otherwise dull image–and make him into a victim of a smear to boot. Republicans should not relish this development. Perhaps the fact this comes up in the primaries and apparently came from the Clark campaign will ameliorate the negative a bit. But I doubt it. And perhaps this will drive the National Guard stories off the front page. But at this point, there is nothing Republicans can do now except keep their mouths shut.