Oh, boy, the Swift Boaters are at it again, BIG TIME. I hope the Obama campaign continues to be as quick at refuting the next smear as they have been with this one:
MILWAUKEE - The mother of a Wisconsin soldier who died in Iraq says she was "ecstatic" when Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama mentioned during Friday's debate the bracelet she gave him in honor of her son.Tracy Jopek of Merrill told The Associated Press on Sunday she was honored that Obama remembered Sgt. Ryan David Jopek, who was killed in 2006 by a roadside bomb.
Jopek criticized Internet reports suggesting Obama, D-Ill., exploited her son for political purposes. "I don't understand how people can take that and turn it into some garbage on the Internet," she said.
The next smear that needs addressing is the use of "truth squads" in Missouri."