Tuesday, July 21, 2015
POW Attack on McCain Also Made Against My Dad
Robert Freedberg, when he was first running for judge, approached my Dad for support, and he was a little hesitant.
"Is it because I'm Jewish?" he asked.
"No, it's because you're a god damn cripple. I wouldn't let a cripple on a jury, and I don't want one on the bench," is how I'm told my father answered him.
It was a terrible thing to say.
And everyone loved it.
Now I hear about draft-dodger Donald Trump, whose self-immolation is still underway, deriding Senator McCain because he was a POW. This reminds me of another story from a different time.
My Dad was running for re-election as DA. Charlie Spaziani, one of his former Assistants, was running against him. The two of them met at some candidates' night, where my Dad recited his service in the military during WWII, as well as his capture during the Battle of the Bulge.
"I was in the military, too, but I wasn't stupid enough to get caught," retorted Spaz.
After insulting each other, the two of them got drunk.
And Spaz got elected.