Who's Karen Vaughn, you ask? Good question. Her son Aaron was a Navy SEAL killed in Afghanistan a couple months after the Osama bin Laden killing. Now Vaughn and other parents of dead officers want answers from the Obama administration why they "put a target on" her son's back by publicly spiking the football and divulging information that should've remained classified.
The administration, no surprise, isn't spilling any beans now. In fact, they're quite tight-lipped now! And parents are getting pissed.
This, of course, is not the first time parents of dead warriors are demanding answers from the POTUS. And that's why Tom Blumer at NewsBusters is wondering out loud why Maureen Dowd has to date no article on the "absolute moral authority" of Karen Vaughn.
You see, back in 2005, Dowd and the rest of the DBF* media helped make one Cindy Sheehan a national celebrity for demanding answers from the Bush administration about her son Casey's death. Yet every news outlet except Fox has yet to even mention Karen Vaughn, let alone turn her into a cause célèbre.
Blumer asks Dowd:
So, MoDo -- Doesn't Mrs. Vaughn have "absolute moral authority" over Barack Obama, a president living in "meta-insulation" which dwarfs that of Bush 43, who has "burrowed" into over 100 rounds of golf, endless campaign fundraisers, and celebrity schmoozing, and whose administration is so consumed by the need for self-promotion that it would rather leak details of a secret operation and even allow a preelection movie about it to be produced and released regardless of "the human consequences" of its actions?
If so, the least you could do is say so. If Mrs. Vaughn has somehow not earned "absolute moral authority," do tell us why.
I know why, and, of course, so does Blumer: Because then the president was a reviled Republican and now the president is a lauded Democrat. Dowd had no journalistic principles, intellectual honesty or professional integrity then, why would she now? Cindy Sheehan, of course, was no mere grieving mother; she was a fervent radical leftist anti-war advocate who traveled the world to publicly shill for the enemy. Yet a women who IMO should have been tried for treason was lionized by the DBF media for well over a year during the Bush administration.
The media used Sheehan as a pawn to get to Bush the way they couldn't. They have no such use for Karen Vaughn or any military parent critical of the Obama administration.
As long as leftist hacks like Maureen Dowd occupy the lofty offices of the NY Times building, there will be "moral absolute authority" for some, not for others.
DBF* = Democrat-b*tt-f**king