George W. Bush: War Hero


I noticed this story while blogging for Wonkette yesterday, and the magic of distributed intelligence* led me to a follow-up article.

Bill and Georgia Thomas reported they were elated Monday when they met in the Oval Office with President George W. Bush to present him with a Purple Heart.

"He said he didn't feel like he had earned it," Thomas said, noting the president looked thinner in person than on television.

Unable to touch his food for weeks, obviously, after that Keith Olbermann monologue slammed into his bunker. The kicker: How the Thomases got their idea.

Thomas said he and his wife came up with the unprecedented idea to present the president with the Purple Heart over breakfast one morning a few months ago as they discussed the verbal attacks, both foreign and domestic, the commander in chief has withstood during his time in office.

"We feel like emotional wounds and scars are as hard to carry as physical wounds," Thomas said.

By that logic, did the Swift Boat ads actually turn John Kerry into Audie Murphy?

*people doing your work for you