Former Senator Chafee Questions the Patriotism of those who Display the Flag
Bill Rappleye: Has patriotism been corrupted? We’ve had a controversy whether Barack Obama is going to wear a flag-lapel pin.Earlier in the interview, when asked who he supported in the Presidential field, Senator Chafee took his traditional stance of I’ll wait ’til the race is already over, and I’m even more irrelevant than I already am, before making an endorsement. However, he did suggest that Barack Obama might be his candidate of choice. If he does make that official, the headline on the story should read “Just-another-liberal endorses another just-another-liberal”.
Former Senator Lincoln Chafee: I think he gave a good answer. If it’s in your heart, you don’t need to put it on your lapel, as some kind of a gimmick.
Jim Taricani: We’ve got to take a break…
Chafee: It’s almost suspect, those who wear their flag. What, do you have to wear it on your lapel?
Ian Donnis has a few more snippets from the Chafee interview available over at Not-for-Nothing.