Delegates to the Republican National Convention found a new way to take
a jab at Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry's Vietnam service record:
by sporting adhesive bandages with small purple hearts on them.
Morton Blackwell, a prominent Virginia delegate, has been handing
out the heart-covered bandages to delegates, who've worn them on their chins,
cheeks, the backs of their hands and other places.
[Former Sen. Robert] Dole was sharply criticized by Kerry backers when
he questioned whether Kerry's wounds were severe enough to merit a Purple Heart.
He said Monday night that "you can't control delegates."
"I'm certain there's no possible connection" between the Bush
campaign or Republican leaders and the bandages sported Monday night, he said.
"The last thing President Bush or anybody in the campaign wants to
do is stir this up."
Sure, sure--we're all shocked, shocked to find gambling going on.....