The Washington Post has an “analysis” about the Swift Boat ads that is headlined “Dispute Over Kerry’s Vietnam Service Cuts Both Ways.”

But the article by Dan Balz and Jim VandeHei deals with the possible fallout for Bush in only two paragraphs and spends the rest of the 1,400+ word article reinforcing the story line that the ads hurt Kerry’s candidacy.

Even in an analysis piece, Balz and VandeHei can’t seem to bring themselves to cast a critical eye on Bush’s vulnerabilities here.