Roger L. Simon

A Fascinating Exchange...

here between Bob Dole and John Kerry, another indication to me why this election is about character. Apropos of which, I just watched Paul Galanti on Hannity & Colmes. Galanti is the ex-POW (six years in a North Vietnamese prison) who worked on the McCain Campaign and now finds Kerry dishonest and “unfit to command.” What interested me about Galanti, who seemed entirely credible whether you agree with him or not, is that he recognized the Senator from hearing the young Kerry’s testimony in Congress broadcast inside Galanti’s Vietnamese prison. Kerry was the only person Galanti ever heard pronounce Ghengis Khan with the pretentious locution Djenn-jus Khan. I haven’t heard this elsewhere either. It made me think of the old marxist term “Class Privilege.” That’s what Kerry carries with him. It may be why he was able to forget about all the POWs and swallow the Winter Soldiers’ rhetoric whole while testifying.