Saturday, May 29, 2010

Republicans and Democrats Attack America

Loyal Friends:

It's a little known fact that the King is a veteran. In some cases, of the wrong side. Like when the regiment I commanded burned Washington in the War of 1812.

He is sensitive to the need, nay necessity, of honoring and remembering our war dead.

So the confirmed plan of the Republican Central Committee to march with former Governor and freshly pressed candidate Robert Ehrlich as a political campaign event in Annapolis' Memorial Day Parade has me aghast. Don't the Republicans engage in enough flag waving and hip-hip-hooraying to out prove to everyone that they are hyper-patriots?

They do not have to bring their small minded political campaigns to the only public remembrance of our war dead.

Not to be outdone in the small minded category, Annapolis' Democrats are now planning to counter march. So now we will have both major political parties carrying a political message on a day that, should be, off limits to them.

Is it because both groups are primarily made up of people who are have never served in the armed forces and know no one who fought and died for their country? Word has it that combat and other veterans associated with both parties are livid with the sacrilege of Mr. Ehrlich and the Annapolis Democrats.

In prior years, Karen Engelke, former Mayor Ellen Moyer's special events coordinator who lost her naval aviator husband to combat in Vietnam, cajoled and obfuscated. And didn't make friends with everyone. But kept political groups out of the Memorial Day event and put them in the July 4th Parade.

Mayor Cohen: show some leadership.

Keep politics out of our day of remembrance.

King of George

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