Friday, March 22, 2019

Dead Men Don't Argue

I have a few rules in my life as a commentator.

Don’t make things personal. Never get into a running debate. Make your point and move on…And finally….leave the dead alone. They can’t fight back.

I think the president would be served by adopting my rules. His recent attacks on the memory of Senator John McCain are cringe-worthy.

I didn’t agree with the Senator on many things including his vote which saved Obamacare…or his role in giving the FBI a dossier of unverified information compiled by a former British spy and paid for by the Clinton campaign. 

I understand why it irritates the commander-in-chief. But….you can’t be slamming a dead war hero in front of a military audience. That happened this week in Ohio
McCain was shot down over North Viet Nam. He was taken to the infamous Hanoi Hilton and tortured. Because his father was a general, he was offered release by his captors….but he refused. That was, in my view, a supreme act of honor and duty.

You can’t be bashing the memory of an American hero….even if you didn’t agree with him. Even if you believe he turned over a bogus file to the FBI on you.
Dead men can’t defend themselves.

I won’t detail the things I like about the president here. I will say his use of social media and his micro-thin skin are faults that diminish his stature.

I was never in sync with Senator McCain.  But I am totally in sync with his service  to the United States Navy and the price he paid as a prisoner of war.

Now, let’s move on…