So, another Swift boat captain, William Rood,came out to defend Kerry. The Swifties behind the controversial ad struck back:
"The Swift boat group, which garnered much of its initial financing from men who have supported Mr. Bush's and his father's political endeavors, has been ready to defend itself and quickly provided a statement Saturday saying Mr. Rood's article was politically motivated." --The New York Times, Aug. 22
Oh, I see--his motives are political. Glad we got that cleared up.