I'm still having trouble getting over the fact that Obama is there nominee when they've spent the last 8n years droning on about how unqualified Bush is and how a President can't learn on the job. I want each and every one of them to have to explain how they can justify a vote for someone way less qualified after all that... It kinda makes my head feel like it will explode.
But, I digress. This post is about how the Left's collective voices screamed out when anyone had the audacity to question Kerry's military service. Now, truthfully it wasn't his service they were questioning...it was his purple hearts and what he did to disgrace that service upon his return. The Left also strategically used Max Clelland when necessary, assuming his present day actions couldn't be called into question because he was a wheel chair bound veteran. If you would surmise from these two examples that Veteran status gives you a certain free pass with the Left (because that's seems to be what they were lobbying for) --you would be wrong.
"...Yesterday on "Face The Nation," retired Gen. Wesley Clark, an advocate for Barack Obama, said, "I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president."
"That large squadron in the Navy that he commanded wasn't a wartime squadron," Clark said. "[McCain] hasn't been there and ordered the bombs to fall." In another interview, Clark called McCain "untested and untried..." (source)
But Clark should be careful...from what I remember from when he was a Presidential candidate and what the Veterans here said: he has a lot to worry about should his leadership skills be evaluated publicly.