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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Draft Anyone!

It's clear that the Republicans are going so crazy at the prospect of losing in 2008 that they're searching under every rock and in every nook and cranny for a new savior, a new great (extremely) white hope. Today's entry is General Peter Pace, for no other reason, apparently, than that he sufficiently hates the gay. This is from WorldNutDaily's Joseph Farah, who lets his slip show and admits that nothing is a more important quality in a President than abject, irrational hatred.

What Pace had said last March wasn’t exactly controversial in my eyes: “I do not believe the United States is well served by a policy that says it is OK to be immoral in any way.” […]

You know Pace speaks for the vast majority of Americas on this issue, but most today would be too intimidated by the forces of political correctness to say it so forcefully and unflinchingly. […]

And that’s why I wish a good man like Peter Pace would consider serving his country one more time — not in uniform, but as commander in chief.

Is it too late for 2008?

How about a draft Peter Pace movement?

I don’t know where he stands on the other major issues of the day, but he is clearly a man of courage and conviction. And that’s a good start.

The military fetish from the Republicans is getting to be a little much. Pace is at least the third general floated for the Republican ticket, joining Tommy Franks and David Petraeus. No mention of any additional quality or characteristic is given
(I mean besides gay-bashing); it's just that they were in the military (and presided over the greatest military catastrophe of several generations, although it's arguable whose fault that is). I should remind you that when Democrats run military veterans, returning war heroes, and even generals, they are slandered and defamed and even called phony soldiers.

This reeks of desperation more than anything else. And it does show that the political bench for Republicans is on fire, leading them to a military one.

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