Thursday, July 08, 2004

Oh, Peggy, I do love you so...
OpinionJournal - Peggy Noonan: "By the way, I continue to be impressed by how Mr. Kerry plays Vietnam. He served four months in Vietnam, and everyone thinks it was years. It's like a guy showing up on the History Channel talking about the Pacific war, and breaking into tears as he remembers the bombardment. Gray head, sagging face, old aviator glasses. And then the interviewer says 'Tell us how long you were there?' And the old guy chirps, 'Oh, four months! Scratched my arm, got my ticket punched, and got out of Dodge!' If Mr. Kerry had not led with his weakness--if he had not boldly gone forth from day one presenting his candidacy as one of a Vietnam hero--the whole subject would at this point in the campaign be not a theme but an embarrassment. "

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