Monday, August 30, 2004

Fried, Fried In His Memory

Originally posted 8:58 AM, 27 August 2004

Thanks for the Memory to Beaker's Corner:

A quote from John Forbes Kurtz Kerry regarding the death of the reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.:

"I remember well April, 1968 - I was serving in Vietnam -- a place of violence -- when the news reports brought home to me and my crewmates the violence back home - and the tragic news that one of the bullets flying that terrible spring took the life of that unabashedly maladjusted citizen."

-John Kerry, January 20, 2003

Very eloquent.

However, as Beaker points out, it's important to please bear in mind a couple of things:

1. MLK was assassinated on April 4, 1968

2. John Kerry was sent to Vietnam in November of 1968, 7 months after the assassination of MLK!

There's so much uproar over the implication that one of Kerry's combat wounds may have been self-inflicted, but given the way he continues to shoot himself in the foot, it should come as no surprise.

To quote Christian singer/songwriter Gene Eugene, The trouble with lies is that you start to forget where the real man hides.

Update 08/30/04:

Thanks for the Memory to reader George Turner at the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler.

It turns out that while not yet on the Swift Boats, Kerry was aboard the USS Gridley pulling Plane Guard duty in the Tonkin Gulf during the Spring of 1968, so the accuracy of his memory here may not be as faulty as it would first seem. Waiter, I'll have the Corvus Au Vin, if you please.

On the other hand, like the Swift Boat vets, some of Kerry's former Gridley shipmates are less than glowing in their view of him.

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