Wednesday, July 2, 2008

That's What I'm Talking About

Sorry to keep harping about this, but The Daily Kos' Eric Massa writes about something I've been saying for a few weeks now: the need to effectively separate Lt. John McCain-the soldier, from Sen. John McCain-the politician, in order to show his numerous vulnerabilities as a potential president. (Btw, Massa--a veteran who served under Gen. Clark--agrees w/me on that whole fiasco. So does Matthew Yglesias.)

And speaking of Matthew Yglesias, here's is a comment I saw on his blog that sums up the double standard, perfectly:

"When John Kerry charges a hostile beach to go one-on-one with an enemy soldier firing an RPG, he's a bloodthirsty opportunist.

When Max Cleland dives on a live grenade, he's a bumbling oaf.

When Wesley Clark is shot four times while fending off the Viet Cong, he's a cowardly REMF.

When John McCain endures five years as a P.O.W., he's a preeminent expert on foreign policy."

Amen.

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