August 29, 2004

A Note From Miss Manners

TROY, Ohio President Bush said opponent John Kerry's service was "more heroic" than his during Vietnam, in an interview shown Saturday on NBC News.

"I think him going to Vietnam was more heroic than my flying fighter jets," said Bush, who served in the Texas Air National Guard . "He was in harm's way and I wasn't. On the other hand, I served my country. Had my unit been called up, I would have gone."

This, Mr. Kerry, is called graciousness. You could learn a thing or two from the President. If you'd kept your attack dogs in check, and had even a modicum of class yourself, you too could be considered a gracious man. If you hadn't started out with the sole purpose of denigrating the President's service and making the whole thing into a spitting contest, maybe people like me wouldn't loathe you. Maybe you'd have my respect, even if you didn't have my vote. But I guess -- if you win -- not having the respect of many of your citizens doesn't matter to you. After all, you will have achieved your ultimate goal: getting to add the most important mansion in the world to your collection.

Posted by Ithildin at August 29, 2004 11:57 AM | PROCURE FINE OLD WORLD ABSINTHE

Compare Dubya's gracious words with this little puddle of bile, Ith.

What a contrast!

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at August 29, 2004 3:11 PM

And that is one reason why I am kind of proud that I've been voting for someone named "George Bush" in every presidential election (except, of course, in 1996) I've ever been able to vote in since 1980, i.e., my entire adult life. Those guys have a rare kind of classiness.

Posted by: Peter Sean Bradley at August 29, 2004 5:49 PM