Okay, so before everyone has a kitten, let me explain. I am using some of that brand spanking new logic rolled out this past week by Donald Trump. According to Trump, John McCain is not to be commended for his war record because he spent five and a half years being held prisoner and enduring torture. The real hero is the man who never went to Vietnam (this would be The Donald) and so never did get himself captured. Trump is also dismayed that he has never been properly recognized for getting a deferment and staying home during the war as he feels this was a heroic act. Oh, and he called McCain a dummy for graduating last in his naval academy class.
I would like to take a moment here to thank the United States of America for finally topping the buffoonery of the Sarah Palin vice-presidential candidacy. I have written here before on the Canadian federal political scene, but only read that post if you’re really hot for the northern parliament. For the most part our politicians are interchangeable, and the parties they represent only vary slightly from one another. In the U.S., the polarizing extremes, and media coverage, give the presidential candidate nomination process a carnivalesque atmosphere that gives me joy.
Now, back to my headline. Using Trump logic, I will declare that kids with cancer are not brave, and they are not heroic. In fact they are useless for having cancer in the first place. I am the hero in this instance because I did NOT have cancer when I was a child.
I will now wait for my parade to commence.