I've heard that 80% of life is just showing up.
So some of the controversy about John Kerry's military service is a little hard to understand.
Most of the controversy seems to be whether or not he "deserves" the medals he got, and there are some people who were in Vietnam at around the same time (although not on John Kerry's boat) who seem to have some strong opinions about that.
But he was there, right? He showed up.
Can George Bush say the same?