When Ike was president, I was a proud Republican — and I hung tough when Nixon failed to willingly come clean. But when an administration — virtually all of whom had avoided combat participation during the Vietnam War — found fault with John Kerry for his service at the front, that's when I declared myself "non-committed." Those were the same stay-at-homes who contrived to embroil us in the war in Iraq, again cheering on the troops from a safe distance.
Now, the same kind of unsavory campaign is being waged against John Walsh. Individuals who have not served their country in combat have no business sullying the reputation of those who have when it comes to their military service. Such tactics are at best contemptible, at worst, not printable. The Grand Old Party just ain't what it used to be.