Despite his many liberal views, I am backing John McCain in the Republican Primaries. Thus, his commentary on chasing Osama to the "Gates of Hell" was well received in the JJV household. Also, interesting is his choice of reading material which is not the predictable pap we normally hear, but also appears to be a Slattery friendly choice.
Speaking of which-for those of you who don't get cable-Friday night on the History Channel on a program called "great duels" or some such they had a program on the Bismark v. The Hood and the Prince of Wales, Norfolk the Suffolk and well, eventually everybody. Not only was the footage too cool but they had interviews with men still living who were in the ships (or planes) at the time. I had forgotten that the Bismark was sunk by biplanes. Biplanes actually called "Fairies" http://www.magweb.com/sample/saow/saw23ac.htm (sure I'd call them Swordfish too were I piloting them).
Finally, the title is from both John McCain and Ronald Reagan, who in his diaries never spelled out cusswords of even the mildest sort.