Actually he was not an "advisor" but a volunteer on a "steering committee". There is a big difference. You can find steering committees all over the country, not just inside the campaign. When the campaign found he was in the commercial, which hasn't even been aired yet, except on the Internet and by news outlets, he was forced to stop volunteering as one cannot be involved in a 527 and an official campaign.
I guess though that the liberals and media are blind to the fact that the DNC and Kerry campaign have employees who are part of Moveon.org, the Media Fund, America Coming Together, and other Democrat 527's. Also, the largest donors to these groups also have given the maximum allowed amount of money to the Kerry campaign.
I find it amazing that George Soros, Mr. Progressive Insurance CEO, leftwing unions and other assorted liberal groups have spent over 145 million dollars running anti-Bush ads and as soon as a group spends a few hundred thousand dollars, the Democrat establishment along with the Kerry campaign suddenly implode and became concerned about 527 groups.
The show of hypocrisy from the left is amazing. The SBVT have said they do not care if they hurt or help Bush. The leader of the SBVT, John O'Neil, is a registered Democrat, voted for Al Gore in 2000 and says he would like to have seen John Edwards as the candidate for President. About 1/2 the members of the SBVT are Democrats. They have said this is between them and Kerry and no one, not the President, DNC, the media, or anyone else is going to get in their way.
The funny thing is Kerry only has a handful of people backing his story, whatever version it happens to be for the day, but the SBVT have over 250 members who do not change their stories hour by hour. If Kerry wanted to settle the issue once and for all, he could fill out a Form 180
and release ALL
of his military records. Of course doing so would most likely scuttle his campaign faster than it is already sinking so all he can do is try and divert attention from himself. Notice that not once has Kerry made any real attempt to rebut the claims made by the SBVT. All they do is attack the SBVT as part of the vast right wing conspiracy, claim that it is a secret plot by the Bush Campaign, or try to personally destroy the members of the SBVT.
[Edited 2004-08-22 09:14:39]