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If you've made your way around Blogistan today you have seen Michael Barone's idiotic screed today in which he spews:

...We have always had our covert enemies, but their numbers were few until the 1960s. But then the elite young men who declined to serve in the military during the Vietnam War set out to write a narrative in which they, rather than those who obeyed the call to duty, were the heroes....

Knowing Michael Medved as I do I had my fingure poised on my cell phone to call in as soon as he brought it up. I was not disapointed. But the caller right after me was very disapointed, in Medved that is.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know where I was going with this. I went through the list, Bush, Cheney, Rush and the vast majority of talk radio blowhards, Barone himself and then said to Medved "What was your excuse for avoiding Vietnam?"

Medved's indignant answer was that he was against the war and got a teaching deferment. Then he said something to the effect that he knew this was a favorite refrain of mine but Barone was talking about academic elites. I cut him off at this point and said that in all of my calls to him I had never brought deferments up but him highlighting Barone's screed was about as rediculos as it comes since these jackasses are always attacking people like Kerry and Murtha while they did everything they could to avoid service themselves.

At this point I was cut off but what happened next made my day. The next call, which was taken after the break, was someone that said that he agrees with Michael on 100% of the issues. This guy had to have been on hold while I was talking so I am sure that Michael's screen said that this call was agreeing with Michael's premice. So Michael was blindsided by what the guy said.

paraphrased
Michael, I agree with you 100% of the time but I am very disturbed by what I just heard on the last call. I fought in Vietnam and the fact that you avoided serving there makes me sick...

Medved was put on the defencive and sputtered things about how only 10% of eligable people served in Vietnam and other drivel that only slightly calmed the caller down.

This is how we win. Show these blowhards for what they are.

Damn it was fun.

Originally posted to Mike S on Tue Aug 22, 2006 at 01:59 PM PDT.

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