I am constantly thanking my lucky stars that this party tends to be correct on the issues, because sometimes it seems like that is the only thing we have going for us politically.
What is the latest flub by the party that has me floundering? Read on to find out . . .
I have always wondered why no one talked about Tommy Franks. The general who commanded our military for the Iraq war. After 'victory' he was offered the most prestigious military position in the nation: Chairman of the Joint Cheifs. You would think that a 38 year career military man would be proud of such an opportunity. What did general Franks do? he retired.
This threw up a million red flags for me. I thought this might be a great oppotunity to chip away at Bush being strong on defense and point out how he had pissed of the military through his incompetence so much that they couldn't find a chairman of the Joint Chiefs (they had to pull a general out of retirement).
I heard nothing about Tommy Franks and so I figured there must be nothing there. I assumed that if there were something to this thought the Democratic party's top people would have pursued this possibility and felt out General Franks about his political inclinations.
So I forgot about it.
Untill I saw the new Time Magazine. It has a one page interview with General Franks. This is the quote that reminded me to never have faith in the Democratic Party's top people:
"My feelings were hurt that I was not invited to the Democratic National Convention."
... sure the man says he respects Bush, but he refuses to say how he will vote. If there was even a shot of getting this man at the convention . . . This is the most important kind of swing voter.