Del...We have collectively beaten the shuttlecock feathers off of this Kerry the "Feather Merchant" vs. Kerry the "Hero" thing. As they say in The Ranks, we have beaten this one to "PARADE REST."
The "Blue Kool-Aide" drinkers won't let facts get in the way of their Hero Worshipping. Simple barracks common sense and mess decks logic tells trooper and sailor alike, that Kerry was gamesmen as a 20-Something LT(JG) in the Mekong Delta, and is a gamesman as a 60-Something Presidential Candidate looking to move to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Pat Brady, who has CMOH certified credibility, summaried it very clearly in his piece you posted previously. There is little more to offer on Kerry, one way or the other.
Well, the Republican Convention lies before us, "Let the Games Begin Anew."
Keep the good stuff coming. It adds much to the Speakeasy mix, and gives us respite from "SP2 glitches" and "predictions of Internet meltdown."
Kerry "knicked" himself with an M79, then asked for a
Purple Heart, and was told by a superior to "forget it".
Read on, the "saga" continues: