Thursday, March 04, 2004

The Gulf of Tonka Trucks Resolution

"What? Did you say, 'The Gulf of Tonka Trucks Resolution'? What the hell is that?"

So goes the young voter’s understanding of the Vietnam War -- uh...I mean, "conflict" -- and its perennial antagonists, the Peace Generation and its ex-hippie emissaries. College Republicans, the one-time misnomers who now overpopulate universities across the country, don’t listen to Crosby, Stills & Nash or peaceniks. In Jane Fonda's own backyard, droves of young people now fall for Karl Rove’s Siren Song.