I was just reading this article on The Vets for Freedom faux grassroots movement . If there's one think that I don't like, it's astroturfing. See why at wikipedia . Especially political astroturfing, the worst kind.

The web of connections in the article is pretty confusing so I came up with this information graphic to try to untangle it a bit.

Some links between Republicans and Swift Vets and Vets for Freedom<p>I have large versions in Some links between Republicans and Swift Vets and Vets for Freedom (PDF) suitable for printing at any size, and also bitmaps in PNG , and JPEG . </p><p>Keep an eye on this page and / or the blog generally, as I may update the infographic if more information becomes available. </p><p>It’s licensed under creative commons CC-BY-SA , so if you want the original file (in OmniGraffle ) let me know. </p><p>I cross-posted this on sbwoodside’s diary on DailyKos . If you want to comment, you can do so there (or just email me). </p>