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Posted by John Galt

Mark Steyn on why , if everyone is a hero , no one is .

” The stories a society tells itself are not unimportant. Today, we have superhero movies but no westerns with beleaguered loners trying to live up to moral codes against the odds, and few films with amateur adventurers who find
themselves caught up in something and forced to see it through because they understand that
honor requires it. Perhaps this is because the ever more unreal computer effects require ever
more unreal characters. Meanwhile, the supposedly unreal musical is as dead as the western, in part because it requires real human
talent and, like Carnegie Hall, practice. The old-timey actors came with specialized skills: James Cagney and Bob Hope were both great dancers — and, as my old pal Sammy Cahn liked to say, that’s not even what they do. By comparison,
what can Brad Pitt or Leonardo DiCaprio do? I notice a big dance solo seems to be about the only effect you can’t fake in CGI: If you can’t do it, you can’t do it, and the computers can’t help you. “

“I say any president, Jimmy Carter, anybody, any president would have, obviously, under those circumstances, done the same thing.  And to now take credit for something that any president would do is indicative of take over campaign we’re under — we’re — we’re seeing…So all I can say is that this is going to be a very rough campaign,” McCain told Fox News in an interview set to air Monday night. “And I’ve had the great honor of serving in the company of heroes.  And, you know the thing about heroes, they don’t brag.” 

John McCain

“Of course. Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order . “

Mitt Romney 

I think it’s fair to say that any American would have given the order , but how many would have the chutzpah to claim credit for it as if they took some personal risk in doing so ?