This thing with John Kerry and his alleged disrespect for American troops is ridiculous.
Here’s what he said:
“You know, education — if you make the most of it, you study hard and you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don’t, you get stuck in Iraq.”
Politically it was a bad turn of phrase, sure. But it was dead-bang-on, too. That’s pretty much how I’m going to put it to my boys, when and if the time comes.
Why piss on the guy for saying it straight out? Collectively we ought to encourage politicians to tell the truth, from the heart, more often.
To heck with the whiners and the infinite splitters of hairs. These people shouldn’t be allowed to matter.
Update – Wimp
I should have figured Kerry wouldn’t last, any more than Trent Lott did. But I dared hope, for a day or so.
I guess I don’t understand why every statement, position, or opinion has to lead to an apology. Isn’t the right to disagree with the conventional wisdom and to say so part of the American way?