Excellent Debunking of RFK JrIn Salon
, no less!If you do read Kennedy's article, be prepared to machete your way through numerous errors of interpretation and his deliberate omission of key bits of data. The first salient omission comes in paragraph 5, when Kennedy writes, "In what may be the single most astounding fact from the election, one in every four Ohio citizens who registered to vote in 2004 showed up at the polls only to discover that they were not listed on the rolls, thanks to GOP efforts to stem the unprecedented flood of Democrats eager to cast ballots." To back up that assertion, Kennedy cites "Democracy at Risk," the report the Democrats released last June.
He concludes that Kennedy brings nothing to the story but old warmed-over theories that have been debunked over and over again. Indeed, when I was looking around for information, I was rather startled to run across this Chris Hitchens' piece
in Vanity Fair with much the same theme, but of course dated about 15 months ago.