Spiking the Football

Pr. Obama says he doesn’t think it’s appropriate to “spike the football”.

Then he went to Ground Zero to lay a wreath, met with first responders in New York, and went to Fort Campbell to rally with the troops. I think that makes him a lying hypocrite consummate politician. I also think he’s wrong. There is absolutely a time to spike the football, to take a victory lap, to hold a parade and wave the flag. Sometimes it is so totally the right moment that it happens spontaneously.

Richard Sullivan posted a copy of a film his father made on VJ Day on August 14th, 1945. Just a reminder of who we used to be, how we saw ourselves, and what kind of country America was, back when we knew how to win a war and celebrate the victory.

from Richard Sullivan.

Victory belongs to the most persevering.
–Napoleon

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