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Letters to the Editor

January 8, 2013

Letters to the Editor: Jan. 8, 2013


Just say no to John Kerry


Dear Editor,

I had a dream last night.

There sat the dog-faced John Kerry before the Senate confirmation hearings for his appointment to Secretary of State. After the chair had praised his vast “diplomatic experience” followed by praise for his integrity, honorable service, etc., he finally turns the hearing over to the rest of the panel for questioning – and here is where my dream turned to fantasy. For in my dream the first Republican Senator to ask a question starts like this:

“Senator, your life story is a long and storied one, well known throughout the world and the chair has praised your integrity and diplomatic experience. I’d like to start by asking you to once again describe your famous Christmas Eve, secret mission into Cambodia, which I find most interesting since you weren’t even in Southeast Asia during the Christmas time of year? Then I would like to ask, is consorting with our nations enemies part of your ‘diplomatic experience’ like North Vietnam while we were at war? The Sandinista’s while we were engaged in conflict in Central America? The butcher Assad and Saddam Hussein in the Middle East and the Russians and Chinese when we were engaged in the Cold War?

“And would you explain to us how you recruited your fellow ‘winter soldiers’ to come and testify before Congress about atrocities committed by our American soldiers and Marines when most of the so-called witnesses you recruited were never even in the military or had ever gone to Vietnam? Remind us of your eye witness accounts of our Vietnam veterans as being as ruthless as the hordes of Genghis Khan? Tell us when and where you observed that first hand Senator Kerry?

”And then I’d like to know why your citations for your Silver Stars were signed by a Secretary of the Navy years and years after the war was over? And also, is it true as charged by eyewitnesses your Purple Hearts were as a result of your own incompetence? Friendly fire by your own hand? These are just some of the questions I have and should be answered before your confirmation.”

And in my dream I was cheerleading the line of questioning and thinking subconsciously, “Ask why he couldn’t pass the bar exam if he is so brilliant?” “Ask him why he parked his boat in Rhode Island. Was it to avoid taxes on it in his home state?” “Ask him how he has accumulated such grand wealth on the salary of a senator?” “Ask him if it is true that of all the men and women in the U.S. Senate he is known to be the most egotistical of them all. Only his good buddy, John McCain, comes close. A man who also married well. Birds of a feather?”

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