1:47 PM, May 23, 2008 • By KEVIN KUSINITZ
Break out your love beads, dust off your Moby Grape albums -- it's 1968 again!
Harkin's slur appears to be a finely-tuned offshoot of the "McCain is nuts" meme currently floating around. It's a rather strange one, since you would think that in this day and age a candidate with military experience might be a plus. That was John Kerry's entire raison d'etre in 2004. Democrats loved him, because Kerry spent 30 years apologizing for serving in Vietnam. Harkin, strangely, never shied away from speaking of his military background. In fact, you might say he was almost too proud:
It seems like Democrats feel OK about their military history, whether inflated or not, as long as they make sure to remind their base that it was all a mistake.