Who Will We Elect?

Rush Limbaugh today read an article from the National Review Online concerning a possible outcome of the upcoming election. The article, Do You Know the U.S.A.?, discusses the feelings of an anonymous “longtime GOP operative” who basically argues that Bush will beat Kerry in a landslide based on our response to the terror threat. Rush’s commentary interested me when he read another article from the same site that quoted Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., current publisher at the New York Times. Sulzberger was asked by his dad during his anti-war protest days, “If a young American soldier comes upon a young North Vietnamese soldier, which one do you want to see get shot?” Sulzberger told his dad, “I would want to see the American get shot. It’s the other guy’s country; we shouldn’t be there.” Rush didn’t know Kurtz’s source of this quote when I heard him today, but I found an article in the New Yorker that seems to be the source. The connection has to be made between what people like Sulzberger and Kerry did in their youth and the attitudes they have today. Stanley Kurtz points this out in Something About Our Country Today in relation to the media. He points out that the people who made the most noise about the vietnam war and what they saw as the “evils” of that time are now in positions of importance in the media. Sulzberger is a good example of this. Rush made the point that these people hate Bush and his policies and sometimes it seems like they have no reason for this except to make sense to themselves of the protests they participated in during the 60’s and 70’s.

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