Gut Rumbles

August 01, 2004

What bounce?

I believe that this story signals that the Presidential campaign of John Kerry is in trouble. Yeah, Newsweek spins the numbers as hard as it can to make Kerry look like a sure-fire winner, but I don't think so. If the Democratic Convention produced no more "bounce" than this, it was an utter failure.

Of course, the Democrats would be better off if they hadn't picked a haughty. French-looking flip-flopper as a candidate. Did I mention that John Kerry served in Vietnam? If I didn't, you can be sure that he did.

What else has the guy got?

And this isn't good news, either, when Vietnam is all he's got.

this isn't good, either.


Not sure where I heard the story, but I believe that the Marines who were assigned duty with Marine One while Bill Clinton was President refused the military courtesy of always facing their superior officer when saluting, and used to salute behind him into the distance.
Not so with GWB, the Marine on duty at the chopper door salutes the President as he alights, then turns smartly to face the President as he walks forward as in "attention to orders".
Small thing, perhaps, but maybe a clue to the feelings of the Marine Corps?
I'd be pretty happy to have the USMC on my side if I was GWB.

Posted by: Henry Blowfly on August 1, 2004 12:49 PM

Why don't my comments show up?

Posted by: Sissy Willis on August 1, 2004 01:07 PM

Oh...There they are. I wanted to call your attention to Whomping Willow's post re the unpleasantness at Wendy's. Her boyfriend's a Marine and offers an insider's analysis of the accosted Marines' body language:

Notice how the Marine who is not being directly addressed by Kerry is sitting down. That's the difference between respecting the position vs. respecting the person. If the President, or Cheney, or Powell or Condoleeza Rice or McCain had walked in and approached them, every single Devil-Dog at that table would be on his feet and at attention until they left.

Position vs. Person

Posted by: Sissy Willis on August 1, 2004 01:11 PM

I know he served in Vietnam and I can't disparage him for that. But I think he spent more time in front of Congress and microphones,belittling fellow veterans,then he did overseas.

Posted by: big al on August 1, 2004 10:03 PM

Sloppy fuckin salute. Is that the way the Navy teaches 'em?

Posted by: Larry on August 2, 2004 09:44 AM
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