A great video of College Republicans at that College Republican National Convention Tour speaking out in favor of the war in Iraq, but declining to actually serve – offering “I’ve thought about it” (…and?), “I have health problems”, “I’m more career oriented”, etc. I couldn’t help laughing at the kid explaining that he’s though he’s thought about being with guys, he had prayed about it, and he definitely knows he’s not gay. (Uh huh. We’ll check back in a few years, and here’s a tip: don’t get married.)
The whole “we fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them here” is such ridiculous logic, and it’s really the only argument they even tried to make.
It’s always odd to see these college students walking around in their suits – as if it will buy them respectability. They are, no doubt, looking for jobs in business, hoping to become wealthy CEOs, listening to speakers tell them that they are “on a battlefield on your own campuses” (fortunately for them, no one is shooting at them on those battlefields). Meanwhile, they talk about how important it is for other people to do the gritty work of shooting, getting shot at, and avoiding IEDs. But, hey, these college republicans are totally equal members in this war on terror. Maybe they’ll do a little bit of multitasking and help OJ search the golf courses for the real killer.
Interesting minutia: one of the bumper stickers on the table of Republican bumper stickers is “Evolution is Science Fiction”. I definitely like the bumper sticker at the end, though.