Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Medals of Honor and Terror

Sergeant Paul Ray Smith was this week awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest award for military valor. Judging by the look on his son's face at the ceremony, the medal didn't make up for losing a dad.

Anyhow, Mother Jones magazine also weighs in this week with the Medal of Terror, "awarded for uncommon vigilance and surreal valor in defense of the homeland." The alarmist, jingoist nominees were Rep. Curt Weldon (R-Pa.), Rep. Katherine Harris (R-Fla.), Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.), and - sadly - Sen. Mark Dayton (D-Minn.). The winner...


Elise said...

Whew. I'm glad it wasn't Dayton. I feel like he got a bad rap on that one, since he's not usually an alarmist kind of guy.

11:22 PM  

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