The Rittenhouse Review

A Philadelphia Journal of Politics, Finance, Ethics, and Culture

Thursday, October 07, 2004  

Operating a Paddle

You know, with the Bush administration and its reelection campaign up the proverbial creek without the proverbial paddle, it's noteworthy that a new film is now hitting theaters nationwide.

The film is "Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry."

I haven't seen it yet, but I've read plenty about the film and its subject, Democratic Presidential candidate John F. Kerry, so I believe I'm familiar with the underlying theme: Young man volunteers for service in an unpopular war, serves his country admirably, nobly, heroically even, and on a river boat no less, a boat he commanded and, let's just say it, paddled , figuratively, if not literally, but bravely and successfully and to the unending gratitude of those whose lives he saved.

What a stark contrast to what passes for "presidential leadership" in America today.

(To find a screening near you, visit the updated schedule at the "Going Upriver" web site.)

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