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    DEMOCRATS Bob Kerrey and Daniel Inouye, both recipients of the Medal of Honor and somehow never seemed to make a point of their Medal or service when they needed to speak about "difficult" things.  

    I've known two MoH winners, and NEITHER of them ever made a big deal out of the fact that they had won the Medal of Honor, in fact if you didn't know about their medals, odds are they wouldn't tell you.  

    I also had a few instructors who were also POWs along with McCain in Hanoi, and they were also fairly quiet about what they did, and what happened to was all just part of the job as far as they were concerned just a very, very unpleasant one.  

    The idea that McCain is a unique hero, is misplaced hero-worship brought on by the media, who know no better and are easily impressed by things that for the most part they know little of and understand less.  

    A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism. -Carl Sagan

    by jo fish on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:01:15 PM PST

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