From Fox News:
The retired Guard official, Bill Burkett, said in an Aug. 21 e-mail to a list of Texas Democrats that after getting through "seven layers of bureaucratic kids" in the Democrat's campaign, he talked with former Georgia Sen. Max Cleland about information that would counter criticism of Kerry's Vietnam War service. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the e-mail Saturday.
"I asked if they wanted to counterattack or ride this to ground and outlast it, not spending any money. (Cleland) said counterattack. So I gave them the information to do it with," Burkett wrote.
I know all of you out there just wont believe this, I mean Kerry would never use this kind of information. At least it explains how they had the commercial ‘fortunate son’ ready so quickly after C-BS ran with the forgeries. They had an inside track. Hell they might have even talked to Rather and helped persuade him to go for it. Now I am not sure, but I think this could have violated some kind of campaign law.. not that they care about that sort of thing to much.