Remember the Swift Boat Veterans who helped destroy John Kerry’s presidential bid? They were a group of guys who rubbished his war record turning his time in ‘nam against him even though he was running against George W Bush who wriggled out of going altogether. The great thing about the veterans is that they were at arms length and George Bush had deniability over their output.
Well look at this from ConservativeHome. It’s a pretty effective attack video rubbishing Nick Clegg’s record’s on expenses and it is being tweeted out by sympathisers.
The content is pretty rich really especially from the party of the duck houses and moat-cleaners. The shadow cabinet are no angels on expenses. ConservativeHome is hugely influential and it is filled with people from the Tebbit Tendency who want to go negative on the Liberal Democrats. But it is not an official mouthpiece so it is conveniently arms length.
David Cameron is too busy not looking nasty to sanction such a thing. But nowadays he doesn’t have to.