August 27, 2004

Today's Required Reading

Steyn, of course.

I don't know whether Swift Boats are or were given names, but if so, I've got a suggestion for Kerry's: The Kobayashi Maru. In deciding to base his entire campaign on a couple months' service in Vietnam 30 plus years ago, conveniently forgetting his own horrid and irresponsible behavior after the war and the contempt in which most Vietnam vets did and still do hold him, Kerry has managed to create his very own no-win situation. If he chucks the whole Vietnam service platform now, his entire argument for qualification to lead the country in war (such as it is) goes right out the window. (And think of the field day the Republicans will have if Kerry starts "reinventing himself".) On the other hand, if Kerry keeps hammering on his war record while savaging his critics, the vets - furious at his response to date - will keep hammering on him.

My advice? Prayer, Mr. Kerry. The Swifties don't take prisoners.

Yips! to Hugh.

Posted by Robert at August 27, 2004 08:26 AM | TrackBack

just like a Neo-Khan!

Posted by: Steve the Llamabutcher at August 27, 2004 09:57 AM
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