Yesterday I took Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, to task for calling John McCain an opportunist for using images of his military service.
Jack Tapper points out that Dean saw things differently in 2004, when he thought military service was less opportunistic:
"The real issue is this," Dean said in March 2004, when endorsing formal rival Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., "Who would you rather have in charge of the defense of the United States of America, a group of people who never served a day overseas in their life, or a guy who served his country honorably and has three Purple Hearts and a Silver Star on the battlefields of Vietnam?"McCain has been awarded the Silver Star, the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Star Medals, a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Can anyone say "Yeaaaahhhhhhghhhh"