July 29, 2004
The president plays a major role in my life. Whoever he is, he will be my husband's commander-in-chief and will determine a lot about our life over the next four years. And he will be due the respect that his title deserves. As MAJ Winters said in Band of Brothers, "We salute the rank, not the man."
I therefore take Dean Esmay's pledge:
Now here is my interesting question: I've made myself some friends among conservatives by speaking this way. But I do find myself wondering: how many of you on the right will embrace such a philosophy if John Kerry should carry the election in November?
I don't want to hear why you think it won't happen. Indulge me: pretend it might. How many of you will have the patriotism to say, "I disagree with many of his policy directions, I do not think he is conducting our foreign policy in the right way, but I will do my best to get behind him and support him until elections come around next time?"
I'm genuinely curious. For that is the stance I intend to take. I will refuse to call him traitor, loser, liar, incompetent. He will be my President, my Commander In Chief, the Chief Executive of a great nation, elected by the will of a majority of the electors in these 50 great united States. So even if he does things I disagree with in conducting foreign policy, I will say, "I respectfully disagree with the President's directions, but I will do my best to express my dissent respectfully and hope that I am mistaken and that he has made the proper decisions after all."
That's my pledge. How many of you will take a similar one?
I will make that pledge, as I have already pledged before. But I also echo Bunker's dismay:
As long as Kerry, if elected, acts like a President I will support him as one. Too bad Dubya wasn't given that opportunity.
MORE TO GROK:
And it's a good thing I found out about this Vietnam video before he became president, so there's still time to laugh at what a douche he is! Seriously, it's been three hours and I'm still giggling.
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Posted by: John at July 29, 2004 08:17 AM (crTpS)
Posted by: John Bravenec at July 29, 2004 04:49 PM (hKTk0)
Dubya has made his case for four years. Let the people decide if his leadership has lived up to his promises.
Posted by: rfidtag at July 29, 2004 08:58 PM (/qocr)
Posted by: Sarah at July 30, 2004 04:18 AM (ygMv4)
Posted by: Sarah at July 30, 2004 04:19 AM (ygMv4)
And no, I am not some black sheep who fled to NYC. I would have to say that my whole family is fairly independent and open minded. They are no sheep.
Posted by: rfidtag at July 30, 2004 11:00 AM (XxIKf)
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