Not too long ago, Late Edition was enjoying a cold beer at a neighborhood bar when a political discussion broke out among barflies. "There is not one single Iraq War veteran who's voting for John Kerry," said a very enthusiastic Southern man. "Not one."
As you might imagine, Late Edition begged to differ. "You're right," we slurred. "There are hundreds, maybe thousands!"
No, the man replied, even more emphatic than before. "If you can find me 15 Iraq War soldiers who're voting for Kerry, I'll give you 100 dollarseach," he said, motioning to Late Edition and friend.
This was too good to be true. So we took down the man's nameShaneand his phone number. And now we need your help, soldiers. If you were sent to Iraq to fight Dubya's war, if you disagreed with it from the start or if you just thought it was poorly planned, if you plain old don't like Dick Cheney and Don Rumsfeld, or if you do but don't like getting shot at and having your benefits cutno matter what reason, if you're planning to vote for John Kerry, call Shane and let him know. Tell him why, and maybe you'll even convince him to change his mind.
Here's how to do it. Call Shane at (615) 485-2113. Then email firstname.lastname@example.org, and give us your name, rank, military branch and tour(s) of duty (all for verification), and reason you're supporting Kerry. (Don't worry, we'll keep you anonymous.) Give Shane a call, and send us an email. Hell, we'll even call him for you if you want.
Most importantly, pass this on. Because, let's face it, Shane needs to hear from all of you.