Way back in August of last year, at one of those "Ask Mittens Anything" forums in Iowa, back when he still had delusions that he could actually get the nomination, Mitt Romney was asked why his sons have not served in the military. His answer was as stupid as it was arrogant:
My sons are adults. They've chosen not to serve in the military in active duty and I respect their decision in that regard. … And one of the ways my sons are showing support for our nation is helping me get elected because they think I'd be a great president.He also said that "the way his sons are showing support for the military of our nation is to buy a Winnebago and tour across Iowa and help him get elected."
Okay, fair enough, I suppose. We all have hard choices to make when it comes to defending our nation in the War on Terratm. But now that Romney is out of the running, don't you think that the next best way for those strapping young men -- all of whom are still young enough to enlist and serve not only their country but also the wars that their father was so vocal about supporting -- is to finally man up and enlist in the service?
Anyone want to get in on the wagering whether they will actually do it? Even if I give you one-thousand-to-one odds, I still won't get any takers.
[Note to PH: It's still called HYPOCRISY.]