Tuesday June 7, 2005
KERRY'S BIG SECRET?:
That wasn't so hard, now was it? The mind simply reels at the possibility that Kerry refused for two years to fully release his Navy records because he didn't want people to know he got slightly lower grades at Yale than Bush. Could the ego on a man really be that big and that fragile? Unless Kerry is a masochist who was intent on losing the presidential race I would think there has to be another explanation, though I don't have a clue what it might be. Nevertheless, two years late and with barely any help from the mainstream press, all of Kerry's military records finally appear to be in public view.

RECRUITING NEWS: We've seen lots of stories recently about the recruiting troubles of the U.S. military. So here is a bit of encouraging news from a new Gallup Youth Survey asking about future career choices:

Meanwhile, the military, which remains short of its recruiting goals for the year, might be able to make up some of its numbers during high school graduation season. A military career consistently is named as one of the top possibilities for boys, but this is the first time it's been on the list of girls' choices.

Frankly, I'm surprised by these results not only because we are in the middle (or perhaps beginning) of a protracted, difficult war which undoubtedly makes recruiting harder, but also because of the despicable way our military is routinely treated on campuses and vilified in the press.

In other words, treat people in the military like this:

And you're bound to get headlines like this: "Big Drop in Seattle for Army Recruits." The Gallup Youth Survey suggests high school kids today aren't fazed by any of this stuff. I certainly hope that's the case - T. Bevan 9:35 am Link | Email | Send To A Friend

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