August 24, 2004

A Hero and Honor

The Grouchy Old Yorkie Lady has written a superb piece on honor, character and why it matters.

Four months of service doesn’t make him qualified for anything, although the lessons learned in that four months might speak to the man he has become. But Kerry doesn’t speak in terms of lessons learned, or anything at all that reflects a shred of humility. He speaks like that kid we all knew in school who could only talk about himself, who – we suspected – made up stories so he’d sound more important, so that he would be the center of attention.


Brief point of clarification: Kerry was in the service for much longer than four months. That was just the length of his time as a swift boat captain. I think his full term of service was either two or three years, and he served time in Vietnam beyond his stint on the swift boat.

Posted by: nina at September 2, 2004 05:11 PM