Archive for June 9th, 2011

Having a breadth of intellectual experience is vital among those who have great responsibility and authority, and in our history we have seen the occasional, sad result of having leaders who were narrow-minded simpletons.
     ––     Colonel Jack Jacobs (Ret.)
Medal of Honor recipient
From his book:  “If Not Now, When?
[The Colonel’s words are lifted from their original context, but as I first read the words I was struck by the damaging blows to freedom in this country of eight years of Bush/Cheney and the potential costs of having Sarah Palin near the White House.  Ten years ago, I thought John McCain was a decent and honorable man (even if he is a Republican), but I will never forgive him for two things: accepting the torture of prisoners and inflicting Sarah Palin on America.  His actions and inactions dishonored himself and every other tortured POW / MIA he ever served with in Vietnam.  His decision to have Sarah Palin as his running mate (VP) and place her within one heartbeat of the Presidency showed an equal disregard for the future safety of this country.  I still can only question the sanity and intelligence of anyone who would support her in a future run for ANY political office.    —    KMAB]

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