Wednesday, April 23, 2008

McCain, the fighter pilot

Another perspective on John McCain.

      Some say John McCain's character was formed in a North Vietnamese prison. I say those people should take a gander at what John chose to do--voluntarily. Being a carrier pilot requires aptitude, intelligence, skill, knowledge, discernment, and courage of a kind rarely found anywhere but in a poem of Homer's or a half gallon of Dewar's.

John McCain might not square with all of your conservative (or liberal) viewpoints, but he knows something about honor, duty, valor, patriotism, self discipline, responsibility and respect for our national institutions.  I don't think the Democrats can attack his service record like they did with Bush in 96.  And note that now that neither Dem candidate has a military history it won't seem as important this time around.  Will they even try and downplay it?

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