America’s heroes can be deduced from who our politicians refer to in their speeches. Let’s look at Sarah Palin’s speech for our heroes:
John F. Kennedy:
Our nominee for president is a true profile in courage
[Track] he’ll deploy to Iraq with the Army infantry in the service of his country.
My nephew Kasey also enlisted, and serves on a carrier in the Persian Gulf.
We met in high school, and two decades and five children later he’s still my guy
My parents are here tonight, and I am so proud to be the daughter of Chuck and Sally Heath.
Long ago, a young farmer and habber-dasher from Missouri followed an unlikely path to the vice presidency.
A writer observed: “We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty, sincerity, and dignity.” I know just the kind of people that writer had in mind when he praised Harry Truman.
But we are expected to govern with integrity, good will, clear convictions, and … a servant’s heart.