Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Chris Kelly on "longing and desire"

An entertaining and informative read by Chris Kelly, Mitt Romney Lies About Vietnam that focuses on two quotes from Mitt Romney:
"I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there and in some ways it was frustrating not to feel like I was there as part of the troops that were fighting in Vietnam."
- Mitt Romney, Boston Globe, 6/24/07

"I was not planning on signing up for the military. It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam."
- Mitt Romney, Boston Herald, 5/2/94

Chris talks about the differences between longing and desire and closes with:
It's all about the id and the superego. Of course Mitt wanted to get shot down over Hanoi and locked in a box for five years -- who wouldn't? -- but his better angels told him to go to Cannes and spread the Word of the Lord, except to black people.

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