I promised myself that I would be nice today but then I came across John Kerry's Essay on "How to Love Your Country" over at the Huff-Poop. He couldn't even get past the 2nd paragraph without brining up Vietnam! Funny, I think the following is more representative of the "real" John Kerry...
We will not quickly join those who march on Veterans' Day waving small flags, calling to memory those thousands who died for the "greater glory of the United States." We will not accept the rhetoric. We will not readily join the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars -- in fact, we will find it hard to join anything at all and when we do, we will demand relevancy such as other organizations have recently been unable to provide. We will not take solace from the creation of monuments or the naming of parks after a select few of the thousands of dead Americans and Vietnamese. We will not uphold traditions which decorously memorialize that which was base and grim. -- John Kerry, in "The New Soldier"
Although I do have to agree with his last line in his little Patriotism 101 Essay:
"So, on this Fourth of July, the bottom line is that we will only be stronger if we reclaim America's true character and strength - if we declare our independence from a politics that lets America down - if we truly commit ourselves to the big hearted patriotism determined to "make it right" and "keep it right" once again."
I agree - let's make it RIGHT and keep it RIGHT - VOTE REPUBLICAN!