Sunday, June 26, 2005
Military Mom: Morally Ugly
Karl, it’s time you shut up and listened. My father was a decorated veteran of FOUR WARS – he fought fascism in Spain, he fought for Israeli independence, and he fought in World War II and Korea with HIGHEST distinction. His chest could have been full of his medals, but he kept them in a drawer out of modesty. My son is CURRENTLY in the Navy, a Democrat fighting Bush’s understaffed and underhanded mother-of-all-messes. “Patriotism is not a showy burst of emotion, but the slow and steady dedication of a lifetime.” -- remember THAT next time you’re feeling like making a stupid remark.
Oh, and by the way? Your ruthlessness in the political world is to be ashamed of. You probably feel smarter than the rest of us, and triumphant because your behind-the-scenes strategies work. But you are a dishonorable man, so none of that matters. In the end, you have to face what you’ve done and how you’ve done it. Which is so morally ugly that you might melt.