I would have to concur. We can beat him severely on his present day rhetoric without delving into his past. I also believe all War Heroes do not necessarily make great politicians.
Yes, but you see, that is just the point. Is this man truly a "hero", deserving to be lionized? I think not, especially if he has fraudulently claimed certain honors, awards and recognitions, this is all open for a critical look. He's the one that keeps POINTING OUT HIS SERVICE, like Kerry and then they squeal "unfair!".
When one enters the public realm in politics he must expect to be scrutinized closely; this is what can happen, that's why it is so important to be who you say you are, it's about INTEGRITY, honesty, loyalty and trustworthiness, anything less is suspect and rightfully so. I want people who are in the position to send my son into combat (which they have) to be of the highest moral character, anything less is a disgrace and I might call them to account--personally. These are not hollow words.
posted on 01/15/2006 4:26:28 PM PST
(We lift up our military serving in harm's way and pray for total victory and a safe return.)
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