Friday, July 30, 2004

Rip Van Kerry!

Viking Pundit rounds up all the folks that wonder where the beamish boy has been in all the years since his 16 weeks in Vietnam. Here's an excerpt:
For those of us with normal memories, it’s somewhat more difficult to remember if John Kerry did anything else:
Then, after this long rendition of his childhood, he tells us at length what it was like to serve in Vietnam for the four months that he was there. So far, so good.

But then he spent only about one minute talking about what he has done since.
Here’s David Frum:
John Kerry last night presented himself as the survivor of some kind of freak accident: Like a man waking up from a coma, he doesn’t seem able to remember anything he did between 1969 and September 11, 2001.
Finally, Crush Kerry has the historical reference breakdown.
And hopping over there:
So let's review how often he mentioned things he did in his life, and tell us what's missing:

Birth-1966: 6 mentions - Born in the "West Wing", a Cub Scout; Biking in East Berlin; Watching soldiers in Germany; seeing people live difft lives in the same cityhearing JFK's call to service
1966-1969 (Vietnam): 5 mentions - carrying an M-16; defended country as a young man; fighting with his "band of brothers; walking patrol in a dangerous place; writing letters home
1969-1976 (Anti War Activist): 0 mentions
1976-1979 (Prosecutor): 3 mentions: protected victims rights; saw kids abandoned; made prosecuting violence against women a priority
1983-1985 (Dukakis Lieut. Gov.): 0 mentions
1985-2004 (Senate): 3 mentions - put 100K cops on the street (a lie); working for a balanced budget (another lie); working with McCain on POW's.
The last item about POW's, of course, depends on how you define "working."

Hey, c'mon! Being a gigolo is a full time job!