Duck, Duck, Goose!
A lot of hay has been made over Senator Kerry's recent foray into the wilds of Ohio on a goose hunting expedition. This obvious ploy to appeal to hunters is as transparent as Hillary Clinton's claim that she used to hunt ducks with her rifle; this was a few years ago. Wow! Kerry supports hunters and Second Amendment rights just by going out and shooting some poor, innocent, not mention defenseless, bird. But hey, anything to support the Second Amendment rights of hunters.
Kerry went out goose hunting with three compadres. In every picture of the foursome returning from the field, only three are carrying a dead goose. Kerry is not. Why is this? Did he actually bag a goose as he claims? If so, where is the bird?
AP News had the following classic quote.
"I'm too lazy," Kerry joked. "I'm still giddy over the Red Sox. It was hard to focus."
Now ask yourself, do you really want a guy who says he is too lazy to carry his own goose off the field? Is this the kind of guy you want as Commander in Chief of our military. If he is too lazy to carry his kill, what will he do to our troops in the field while under hostile fire? Assuming, of course, he secures the requisite permission slips from France and Germany. My guess is, leave 'em to die, or order them to tuck tail and run.
What kind of hunter does not bring out his own game? One who cares about the environment? Not likely, as if he did kill a goose, and he didn't bring it out, then where is the bird? Or is he once again giving his Secret Service team the bird, just as he did while snowboarding last Winter. Maybe he just abandoned it, leaving it to the carrion-eaters; coyotes, vultures, or some redneck answering to the name of Bubba (sorry, Bubba, no offense intended).
Perhaps he didn't shoot any geese at all, only went out for some good ol' fashioned male bonding with their guns. I can just imagine it. One guy shows Kerry is Remington 870, another his Mossberg, then Kerry whips out his $5000 game smasher, and "what do you fellas think of this very expensive piece of work."
As for it being too hard to focus, focus on what? Where the goose he claimed he shot landed? Forgetting to retrieve the bird after shooting it? If he can't stay focused on something like this, what will he do when he is in charge of our Armed Forces, not to mention the proverbial button? How can we trust a man to remain focused on the REALLY BIG issues if he can't stay focused on a simple game of duck, duck, GOOSE?
Focus. That's what is demanded of a commander in chief to be. He must be able to stay focused on the situation at hand, regardless of whether it is a short hunting trip to impress the local sportsmen, snowboarding so as not to plow into a Secret Service agent (then cussing the poor guy out), or the war on terror, national security, and the list goes on.
Maybe Kerry believes he can get away without being focused on things, as he can always farm these tasks out to those he believes better suited to it than he is: hunting to the Secret Service guys, as he knows they can shoot straight; National Defense can also be farmed out, to the U.N., unless he can secure the aforementioned permission slip from the French.
The AP News article continues on with:
Kerry adviser Mike McCurry said it's important in the final days of the campaign that voters "get a better sense of John Kerry, the guy."
For what it's worth, I believe they have succeeded. Kerry is lazy and incapable of keeping his focus. Not the kind of man who should be leading this country, or be trusted with the command of the U.S. Military.