It seems The Fly Under the Bridge Academy is an expert on Kerry's debating techniques:
Many of Mr. Kerry's oldest friends express exasperation at his willingness to drift at times in his campaigns. His tendency to focus best in the crunch is a longtime habit, dating at least to his days as a champion debater at Yale, and one that cannot be explained as a result of mere procrastination or inattention.
"He was so incredibly overcommitted to activities, it was hard getting him together," said Bradford Snell, one of his debate partners in those days.
If it's the same Snell as:
The StreetCar Conspiracy - How General Motors Deliberately Destroyed Public Transit by Bradford Snell
Then Kerry is consorting with less than reputable characters:
Who shudda shot the author of "American Ground Transport"
What is it about these Bradford guys.