Good in a fight

By Stephen W. Stromberg
Published August 9, 2004 3:10PM (EDT)

Tired of those neo-con Chicken Hawks? Are Democrats this election just sheep in wolf's clothing? Not sure what to believe? Take a look at this list compiled by the Arizona Republic. It includes prominent Democrats, Republicans and journalists covering national politics and their military service records.

Except for Clinton's cabinet, the Democrats fare at least as well as the Republicans when it comes to military service, though politicians from both parties put the press to shame. Of the journalists listed, only PBS' Jim Lehrer and blogger Markos Zuniga (of Daily Kos fame) ever served. Then again, maybe Alan Colmes is more suited to an anchor desk than a fox hole anyway.

Stephen W. Stromberg

Stephen W. Stromberg is a former editorial fellow at Salon.

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