The Smear That Didn't Work
Chambliss beat Vietnam veteran and amputee Max Cleland in 2002. Ever since, Democrats have been claiming Chambliss questioned Cleland's "patriotism" during the campaign. He didn't. He questioned his judgement in not standing up to his fellow Democrats on unionizing our Homeland Security force.
For years Democrats and other liberals have been smearing Chambliss for his alleged (and completely invented) smearing of Cleland.
As someone who has actually been accused of being "unpatriotic" not too long ago by a reader for not being sufficiently sweet to the President Elect, it's hard to take such aspersions seriously.
Why Democrats bother to make them up is beyond me.