Swiftvets Ponder Their Next Mission

Chris LaCivita, formerly a paid political consultant for the anti-Kerry 527 group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, said the group "is pondering its next step" but "will remain a potent force." LaCavita told The Hill that "one possibility is that the Swiftvets will become a full-time public-relations outfit for veterans ... to counter negative impressions." LaCivita, himself a Gulf War veteran, said veterans "do a lot of good things people back home never hear about." Swiftvets founder Roy Hoffman said "members would probably be interested in fighting a future Kerry bid for the White House," although the group's "primary mission has been accomplished."