Friday, June 21, 2002

John Kerry for President

After graduating (with a higher GPA than Bush, although that's not saying much) from Yale, Senator John Kerry joined the Navy and fought on a gun boat in the Mekong Delta, where he earned the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart. When someone like dares to question the patriotism of this man, he defends himself.
"Let me be clear tonight to Senator (Trent) Lott and to (House GOP Whip) Tom DeLay: One of the lessons that I learned in Vietnam, a war they did not have to endure, and one of the basic vows of commitment that I made to myself, was that if I ever reached a position of responsibility, I would never stop asking questions that make a democracy strong," Kerry said at the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s annual dinner in March. "Those who try to stifle the vibrancy of our democracy and shield policies from scrutiny behind a false cloak of patriotism miss the real value of what our troops defend."
Bush couldn't even read that sentence, much less think of it himself. And, Kerry was being kind. Here's an explanation of why Tom DeLay didn't go to the war.
He and Quayle, DeLay explained to the assembled media in New Orleans, were victims of an unusual phenomenon back in the days of the undeclared Southeast Asian war. So many minority youths had volunteered for the well-paying military positions to escape poverty and the ghetto that there was literally no room for patriotic folks like himself. Satisfied with the pronouncement, which dumbfounded more than a few of his listeners who had lived the sixties, DeLay marched off to the convention.
What an asshole. I can only hope I get to say that to his fat face someday.... But wait, with Republicans, there's always more! This is from MSNBC:
After Democrats questioned whether Bush received any warning of an impending attack prior to Sept. 11 and wondered why the CIA hadn’t warned him, Vice President Dick Cheney called the Democrats’ comments “irresponsible and totally unworthy of national leaders in a time of war.” This prompted Kerry to jump to the defense, calling Cheney’s remarks as “historically incorrect and threatening.” Cheney, he said, was “attempting to suggest that there is a patriot card to be played here, which I think is completely inappropriate. It’s misplaced patriotism.”
As much as I admire Kerry, I'm afraid only a Southern Democrat, Like John Edwards of North Carolina, is going to stand a chance against a gun-totin, red-neck, coke-head, oil-boy from Texas. Let's face it. Edwards got elected in Jesse Helm's land. That's double tough. Since Edwards didn't serve in the military, Maybe he'd pick Kerry as his running mate.....

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