Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Yes, it's low hanging fruit

But this ridiculous. National Review's The Corner has given a blogging slot to Pete Hegseth from the group Veterans for Bush --

For the first time in 44 years, the Democratic ticket for President will not include a veteran of America's Armed Services. Neither Senator Obama nor Senator Biden have spent one day in military uniform.

And by my calculations, it's been 76 years (Hoover-Curtis ticket in 1932) since the Republicans nominated a duo without any military experience.

That involves counting George Bush's highly convenient time in the Air National Guard protecting the Gulf of Mexico -- when the USA was at war in Vietnam -- as military service. And of course it requires ignoring Dick Cheney's 5 deferments from Vietnam.

But if you're in a front group for Republican operatives, as Hegseth is, that's the kind of thinking that gets you ahead.

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