Monday, June 23, 2008

No One Else's Ad

Well, the political mudslinging season is heating up, now that the official race between McCain and Obama has begun. So we turn our eyes to the first of many New York Slime's 'objective coverage' editorials.

Today, we thank William Kristol for his vitriol-laced op-ed that skewers the latest MoveOn.org ad.

Here is the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/23/opinion/23kristol.html?hp

And a description of the Ad:

" “Hi, John McCain. This is Alex. And he’s my first. So far his talents include trying any new food and chasing after our dog. That, and making my heart pound every time I look at him. And so, John McCain, when you say you would stay in Iraq for 100 years, were you counting on Alex?

Because if you were, you can’t have him.”

Take that, warmonger!

Now it might be pedantic to point out that John McCain isn’t counting on Alex to serve in Iraq, because little Alex will only be 9 years old when President McCain leaves office after two terms." "

Okay, fine, that ad is a bit much. But then Kristol says,

"I’m not persuaded. Having slandered a distinguished general officer, MoveOn has now moved on to express contempt for all who might choose to serve their country in uniform."

Okay fine...but then what say you about the Swiftboaters who lambasted Kerry for his truly cowardish actions that are far from as heroic as he says they were?

....Nothing...

I just find it very onesided that everyone attacks Democrats for trying to show how destructive the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan...but it seems perfectly legitimate to slander a genuine war hero...so that the next president can start and continue more wars. Doesn't that seem Ironic to anyone else?

If not, well, then damn, I must be more perceptive than I thought.

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