WALL STREET JOURNAL
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE
THE WEEKLY STANDARD
DRUDGE REPORT
THE WASHINGTON POST
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE
NEW YORK TIMES


*=recently updated





Matthew Hoy currently works as a metro page designer at the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The opinions presented here do not represent those of the Union-Tribune and are solely those of the author.

If you have any opinions or comments, please e-mail the author at: hoystory -at- cox -dot- net.

Dec. 7, 2001
Christian Coalition Challenged
Hoystory interviews al Qaeda
Fisking Fritz
Politicizing Prescription Drugs

RSS FEED
<< current


Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More













A note on the Amazon ads: I've chosen to display current events titles in the Amazon box. Unfortunately, Amazon appears to promote a disproportionate number of angry-left books. I have no power over it at this time. Rest assured, I'm still a conservative.



Friday, May 07, 2004
Can I get a list of the rules?: As I was driving home Thursday evening, I had the opportunity to listen to liberal Alan Colmes' radio show and he was talking about Republicans questioning John "Flipper" Kerry's patriotism.

Exhibit A was a quote by Kerry's bank account wife, Theresa Heinz Kerry, to an interviewer where she complained about the mean Republicans degrading her husband's military service and "questioning his patriotism." Then she named names: Vice President Dick Cheney.

The offending attack was apparently Cheney's speech last month where he listed a series of weapons systems that John Kerry had opposed over his nearly two decades in the Senate.

As near as I could tell, Colmes appeared to endorse Heinz Kerry's contention that citing Sen. Kerry's Senate record as evidence that he is soft on defense is effectively questioning his patriotism.

So, following this train of thought -- that one's votes or actions in office are not relevant to how they would deal with defense issues as president -- shouldn't any criticism of Bush's conduct of the Afghanistan or Iraq wars also be considered "questioning his patriotism?"

Kerry's voting record is perhaps the best indicator of how he would conduct himself as president. To make all of his defense-related votes out-of-bounds is unacceptable. Kerry's record on defense probably isn't as bad as Republicans are making it out to be, but Kerry's response should be on issue -- not "you can't question me about that, I served in Vietnam."

1:33 AM

Comments: Post a Comment

Powered by Blogger Pro™