By Kyle | November 19, 2008
I swept the Letters to the Editor page in today’s Post and am appropriately honored. But I’m always surprised by what gets people riled up — it never happens when I’m deliberately trying to be annoying.
I wouldn’t have thought my George W. Bush column particularly controversial since it was full of information everybody knows. Anyway, one letter writer complained that while I blasted JFK for ordering us, “Ask what you can do for your country,” I didn’t mind John McCain using “Country First” as a slogan. In fact, in my Sept. 6 piece on the RNC, I did chide McCain for exactly that reason. I wrote then:
“Country First”? What kind of a slogan is that? At best, it’s rank Kennedyism – ask not too many questions except “how high” when Washington tells you to jump. At worst, it sounds like it was written by somebody who has let his newspaper subscription lapse. Unemployment and China going up, stock market and morale going down and – what? We’re all supposed to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and maybe report for national calisthenics?