Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Time for the two-minute hate, citizens

The genial big-tenters of the GOP can always be counted on for a waggish bit of humor:

Delegates to the Republican National Convention found a new way to take a jab at Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's Vietnam service record: by sporting adhesive bandages with small purple hearts on them.

Morton Blackwell, a prominent Virginia delegate, has been handing out the heart-covered bandages to delegates, who've worn them on their chins, cheeks, the backs of their hands and other places.

Here's Morton Blackwell's online bio... I don't see any military service in the mix, do you? Given his age, that makes him yet another GOP chickenhawk, I think.

I certainly don't recall democrats passing out little quaking, pants-shitting bobbleheads of Bush during their convention - you know, the ones that come with a little plane for flying from military base to hidey-hole on 9/11 - but you can always count on the GOP to find some hate-obilia to peddle to their faithful.


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