Carol Platt Liebau: Get Over It!

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Get Over It!

Sam Fox is a St. Louisan, and long a respected businessman and Republican. Nominated to be Ambassador to Belgium, he was raked over the coals in his nomination hearings by the lordly John F. Kerry.

Fox's crime? Having contributed to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

Kerry needs to grow up. He lost, now deal with it. He can disagree with the Swift Boat veterans, but so far, no one's been able to amass any evidence of deceit or deliberate manipulation on their part. They spoke out -- as is their right under the First Amendment. Too bad if Kerry didn't like it -- he's not king (nor, thankfully, ever will be . . . except in his own mind).

Remarkably, the Boston Globe story covering the kerfuffle contains this verbiage about the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth:

The group of Vietnam veterans made unsubstantiated allegations against Kerry -- then the Democratic presidential nominee -- and charged that Kerry did not deserve the medals he won in the Vietnam War.

To the extent that the allegations were never "substantiated," it was due to a remarkable lack of interest in them on the part of a press that could't wait to explore every nuance of George W. Bush's military service. What's more, Kerry has continually refused to release his military records, which also might shed some light on the matter.

Finally, speaking of "unsubstantiated allegations," even as the Boston Globe serves as Kerry's mouthpiece and defender, does anyone there remember Kerry's magic hat and Christmas Eve in Cambodian caper -- possibly the biggest lie of his presidential run (and political career)?


Blogger wile e coyote said...

I know Sam Fox. He is not only a businessman of high integrity but a generous philanthropist and civic leader.

I expect Kerry could not deny himself a little payback, but it would be the country's loss if a man of Fox's abilities were unable to represent the US.

3:38 PM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...

Globe Staff | June 7, 2005

WASHINGTON -- Senator John F. Kerry, ending at least two years of refusal, has waived privacy restrictions and authorized the release of his full military and medical records.

The records, which the Navy Personnel Command provided to the Globe, are mostly a duplication of what Kerry released during his 2004 campaign for president, including numerous commendations from commanding officers who later criticized Kerry's Vietnam service.

4:20 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

I'm sorry ETC, I don't buy that. I'm sure taht someone on this board can fill in the details. There arestill a few questions.

What level of discharge did he get BEFORE it was changed by President Carter?
WHose medals did he throw over the White House Fence?
How many GI's died because people like Kerry and Fonda convinced the NV that we would fold our tents and slip away?
Why did OBL look at this attitude and convince himself that we did not have the stomach to defend ourselves?
Why does he still insult our young men and women and compare them to the hoards under Gengis Khan.

John Kerry is a cheap sensationalist and an opportunist. ETC - he does not deserve your respect.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

As I understand it, not one of the injuries he sustained that netted him his Purple Hearts required any serious medical attention or hospital stay. Then, when he got the minimum PH's required for discharge, he took it on the lam. Contrast that with the plethora of stories of men who went back to their units voluntarily after more serious wounds were healed, downplaying their hurts, and you get a true measure of John F. Kerry.

8:06 PM  

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