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Now, it's a uniquely Democratic strategy to hold onto these papers until after the election:
Indeed, one of the first actions of the group that came to be known
as Swift Boat Veterans for Truth was to call on Kerry to sign a privacy
waiver and release all of his military and medical records.
Kerry refused, even though it turned out that the records included
commendations from some of the same veterans who were criticizing him.
May 20, Kerry signed a document called Standard Form 180, authorizing
the Navy to send an ''undeleted" copy of his ''complete military
service record and medical record" to the Globe. Asked why he delayed
signing the form for so long, Kerry said in a written response: ''The
call for me to sign a 180 form came from the same partisan operatives
who were lying about my record on a daily basis on the Web and in the
right-wing media. Even though the media was discrediting them, they
continued to lie. I felt strongly that we shouldn't kowtow to them and
their attempts to drag their lies out."