Just when I think the Republican party can't possibly sink any lower, it goes and proves me wrong. Their latest stunt is despicable almost beyond words.
Some delegates at the convention have begun sporting a purple heart band-aid, the implication being that a minor cut can lead to the award.
Never mind the fact that John Kerry volunteered to go to Vietnam while Bush weaseled his way into a Texas National Guard unit. And never mind that while Kerry was getting his ass shot at in Vietnam, Bush was busy disappearing from the Alabama National Guard unit to which he had transferred.
Here's a point to ponder: People who knew Kerry in Vietnam have been coming out of the woodwork, arguing back and forth about his war record. Okay, fine, but at least the man has a war record.
Yet not a single person recalls seeing George W. Bush during his time with the Alabama Guard unit? How can that be?
I understand the argument that once Kerry chose to rely so heavily on his Vietnam experience, it became fair game. But if the Republicans are going to start making snide comments about Kerry's past valor, then it's only fair that the Democrats should start talking about George W. Bush's 1976 DUI arrest. Oh, but let's not stop there! Let's go even lower and make jokes about the time in 1963 17 year old Laura Bush ran a stop sign and killed another student.