Irony, Anyone?

Earlier today, we talked about the fact that lefty hero Pablo Paredes refused to sail with the USS Bonhomme Richard, thereby becoming a mainstream media celebrity. Meanwhile, the Bonhomme Richard is in the Indian Ocean, helping to relieve the suffering of tsunami victims.
Reader Phil Trubey pointed out that Paredes has his own web site, which, as you might expect, is smug and self-congratulatory. And it’s called “swift smart veterans,” in an apparent contrast to “swift boat veterans.” This self-righteous photo is at the top of Paredes’ site:
Another reader, John Richardson, sent us a photo of American sailors rescuing an injured Indonesian on Sumatra; they likely weren’t from the Bonhomme Richard, but could have been. John says, “I just want to cry when I see photos like this.” Click to enlarge:

It certainly is inspiring to know that the publicity hound, Mr. Paredes, chose to “support life.” But I think the actual supporting is done by others, who do not have admiring lefties raising money on web sites devoted to them.


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