Don’t know where i got the “shot some bad guys down “ impression, but I gather all he did (after a pretty sloppy and expensive early flying career) was to drive tactical high speed bombers (A4s) during VN.
It appears his only real claim to fame was the Hanoi Hilton experience, and while I have deep sympathy for the horrific experiences while he was held by the Cong, I think he milked it WAY beyond it’s inherent value to the US Citizenry.
His latest rant about Michelle Bachman shows just how cowardly he has become, joining the PC crowd instead of calling spades what they are.
But then they used the same tar and feathers routine to destroy McCarthy as well. (sigh........)