The sins of the children

Always one to make a mountain out of a molehill, Michele Malkin ranges all the way up to Boise in search of something, anything, that proves that the Democrats just hate hate hate the military:

Now there’s this despicable act in Boise, Idaho reportedly committed by the sons of a state Democrat legislator:

Police arrested 24-year old Michael Burkett of Boise early Sunday morning after officers with Capitol Mall Security reported spotting him vandalizing two flag polls on the grounds of the Idaho Statehouse.

The flags are memorials to soldiers who lost their lives in the war on terror.

“It’s certainly upsetting, not just to officers but for any citizen of this county who knows somebody who lost their lives in Iraq or Afghanistan,” Lt. Ron Winegar said of the ongoing investigation.

Burkett was charged with resisting arrest and Malicious Injury to Property. He and his 22-year-old brother, Tom Burkett, also charged with the vandalism, are the sons of state Sen. Michael Burkett (D) of Idaho’s 19th district.

Clayton Cramer:

Look, if Burkett’s sons were arrested doing some non-political act of vandalism, I could chalk it up to youthful stupidity. (There’s a lot of that.) If this were a political act of vandalism taken against Republican campaign signs, I wouldn’t be happy, but you know, people get carried away at the end of a campaign. But knocking over flags memorializing our fallen soldiers? This is moonbattery of the highest order–completely ineffective at changing policy, but rich in symbolism…you have to wonder how much of this irrational hatred of the United States was learned at the dinner table.

Yeah. Why can’t they be like our kids, perfect in every way. What’s the matter with kids today?

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