More seriously, at the end of the week on the blogosphere, doff your caps to its right wing. Wednesday's revelation on CBS's"Sixty Minutes, II" about the President's service in the National Guard turned into a righty bloggers' fest as more and more questions arose about the authenticity of the documents. Make no mistake, if the documents prove to be forgeries, and there seems little remaining doubt about it, the righty bloggers get the credit for closely interrogating them. Almost literally from a dentist's chair, Instapundit was directing traffic and passing on tips and Volokh was giving legal advice, but the spadework was done at Free Republic, Powerline, and Samizdata. Wretchard at Belmont Club has a good summary of the action. On the left, Kevin Drum outlines serious questions about the documents' authenticity. I don't share Kevin Murphy's willingness still to think them authentic, but I like his observation that, if the documents are forgeries, somebody tried to"frame a guilty man."
One last note, Kirk at American Amnesia reminds us that, however polarized we may be in 2004, things haven't yet reached the point that they did in Mesilla, New Mexico, in August 1871.