The creator of the Doonesbury comic strip is offering a $10,000 donation to the USO in the name of anyone who can prove President Bush actually did his “Alabama time” in the National Guard.

Here’s what a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee said: “I think what is no laughing matter, quite frankly, is impugning the service of members of the National Guard.”

Now who said Doonesbury was impugning the Guard? The GOP will say anything to malign somebody’s intention and avoid an issue. I seem to recall the GOP saying Clinton’s impeachment wasn’t about sex but lying. This isn’t about the National Guard; it’s about lying.