On top of the cult-like worship of all things military that sports teams, businessmen and news anchors regularly engage in, comes yet another reason why patriotism is indeed the last refuge of scoundrels.
Alaska Gov. Nuckingfutz, in accepting David Letterman's apology, somehow tied her family's loose morals with our troops, many of whom would have sex with anything that moves.
Said Nuckingfutz: “This is all thanks to our U.S. Military women and men putting their lives on the line for us to secure America’s Right to Free Speech - in this case, may that right be used to promote equality and respect.”
Just to be clear about my view: No military person has put his or her life on the line to defend my free speech; not since August of 1945. Not a single U.S. military adventure since then has anything to do with securing our freedom, but plenty of them have endangered it.
And many so-called conservatives, and boobs like the governor, have done their best to take everyone's right to free speech away.