Hot Off the Wire

Well, the Kerry Camp got what they wanted:

President Bush denounced TV ads by outside groups attacking both John Kerry and himself on Monday and called for a halt to all such political efforts. “I think they’re bad for the system,” he said.

That’s called a win-win — and not for Kerry. Bush gets to appear above the fray, while the Swift Boat Vets continue to run their ads.

(Big hat tip to Newsfeed.)

QUESTION: Kerry’s people are also demanding that Bush put a stop to the attack ads. But would that be legal, given that campaigns and 527 groups aren’t allowed to coordinate?