I shut off the tube early this morning because I couldn't stand listening to George Stephanopolis aggrandizing himself for the great job he did on the debate last week. That ABC allowed the debate moderator to do so figures since it was ABC's debate. It was a debacle. Cokie Roberts continuing to insist the flag pin issue will be one of importance in the general election was the last straw.
But then maybe it should be. Lapel pins may tell you a lot. Look closely at the Clinton photo and compare it with the one above. Both Bill and Chelsea are wearing one. If they aren't Hillary's campaign lapel pins they're the largest and most unusually designed flag pins I've ever seen. And Hillary's lapels? Either of them?
It's of little consequence I'm sure. No one has ever questioned Hillary's patriotism.
Then there is John McCain. No one has ever questioned his patriotism either. To be sure, no need for a flag lapel pin.
Is it only Barack Obama who has to prove his patriotism by symbolism? I rather prefer the way he's doing it. With substance, integrity and dignity.