I don’t often agree with the New Republic, but I think they are dead-on when they say that

any day in which Bush’s National Guard service is the dominant news story is a lost day for the Kerry campaign, since it’s a day Kerry can’t talk about the things that can improve his chances of winning, like Bush’s attrocious record in office.

Don’t let the Republicans define the agenda — even if it seems like it will look bad for Bush. It’s controlling the news cycle that matters, not the specifics of stories that happened thirty years ago.

UPDATE: Tom Tomorrow, as usual, says it best:

With the focus off Bush’s record and onto 1970’s typewriter fonts, Karl Rove couldn’t have planned this better if he’d tried. Which, for all we know, he did.