Another big shoe dropped Wednesday in the ongoing crisis of the California Republican Party. One of its young rising stars, state Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher, dropped his party registration to become an independent.
Most Americans would say that "ensuring that Sgt. Peralta's sacrifice receives the honor it deserves" goes hand in hand with -- if not being a necessary part of -- "preserving the integrity of the process for awarding decorations for heroism" to our troops.
Shame on Richard Blumenthal for misrepresenting, or misspeaking, or whatever he did. He has nothing to be proud of as far as that goes. But who appointed Chris Matthews the spokesman for duty, honor and country?