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[Sep. 16th, 2008|03:19 pm]

I won't take it the wrong way. :) He's a vet, he was a POW, and that's awesome. He's a hero. But as I've been saying for months now, being a POW is not a qualification for anything, much less the highest office in the country. It's also not an excuse for anything.

I've seen him answer questions by beginning with the totally unrelated, "I was a POW..." Um, no. That's not an excuse for why you couldn't remember how many houses you own. In fact, I would consider it a good way of highlighting just how long ago that was. He said something to the effect of, "I didn't even have a house when I was a POW," and I thought, "Hmm, well then, shouldn't you be grateful for every house you own, instead of being incapable of telling us how many you have? Because right now you're coming off (to me) as a self-entitled, ungrateful jerk."

But then, I'm just an un-American Navy brat whose father served in our military for 21 years, putting him overseas for a huge portion of my childhood. What does my family know about sacrifice?
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