SEEMS I'VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE.

SEEMS I'VE HEARD THAT SONG BEFORE. All day, I've been racking my brain, trying to recall from which venomous right-wing media wag I had heard that term, "General Betray Us," before -- yes, long before the tin-eared folks at MoveOn.org got hold of it. I thought it was Limbaugh, but I could find no reference to him saying it, even after a maddening hour spent working The Google. I see now that The Politico's Ben Smith has traced the wing-nut provenance of that lovely moniker. Seems it happened in January, when a caller to the Rush Limbaugh show used it to describe a Republican senator who was not playing ball on the war.

Now, while the media jump all over MoveOn for all but calling Gen. David Petraeus a traitor, it seems that no similar fuss was made when the same epithet was used to attack the winner of two Purple Hearts.

--Adele M. Stan

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