Democratic Convention 2008

Thirty years from now, when your grandchildren ask "What did you do in the great World War II?" you won't have to say "Well, I shoveled shit in Louisiana."

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What counts as foreign policy leadership credibility? Having a grandparent who served with George S. Patton, of course!

Dig the evidence from tonight's speeches:

Patrick Murphy: "With a grandfather who marched in General Patton's army, Senator Obama understands the needs of our nation and its military."

Claudia Kennedy: "His grandfather enlisted after Pearl Harbor and marched in Patton's army."

John Kerry: "…his grandfather who marched in Patton's army…"

And more!

So if that's all it takes, how come George C. Scott never became president? Oh wait, he did.