Thursday, February 12, 2004

Wow Again 

Ann Coulter today:
Moreover, if we're going to start delving into exactly who did what back then, maybe Max Cleland should stop allowing Democrats to portray him as a war hero who lost his limbs taking enemy fire on the battlefields of Vietnam.

Cleland lost three limbs in an accident during a routine noncombat mission where he was about to drink beer with friends. He saw a grenade on the ground and picked it up. He could have done that at Fort Dix. In fact, Cleland could have dropped a grenade on his foot as a National Guardsman –- or what Cleland sneeringly calls "weekend warriors." Luckily for Cleland's political career and current pomposity about Bush, he happened to do it while in Vietnam.
Of course, Cleland had received a medal three days before for courage under fire. And, admittedly according to his own representative, he was in the field at the time because he had volunteered to relieve some infantry men. And, speaking of volunteering, he had volunteered to be in Vietnam in the first place.

If Ann Coulter is taken seriously by even one person in this country (and, by all accounts, she is taken seriously by millions), you have to wonder if the Founding Fathers' experiment in Democracy and self-rule has failed.

UPDATE: The Center for American Progress is all over this in their Progresss Report... citing a speech on the Senate Floor by none other than every Republican's favorite Democrat, Zell Miller. Can't find it on their web site yet... I'll post a link when I do. Note that Goldberg and Guthrie was all over this Coulter article first... I guess that's good.
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