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Sunday, July 24, 2005
 
Who has more Influence....
... Owen Wilson or the President of the United States?
DENVER (AP) - Some military veterans and law enforcement officials are angry about a Web site promoting Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn's comedy "Wedding Crashers."

To win the affections of attractive bridesmaids in the movie, two fun-loving partiers pretend to be Purple Heart recipients.

New Line Cinema's movie Web site includes a fake, paper Purple Heart to cut out, with the spoof: "Carrying a Purple Heart in your jacket guarantees you attention, admiration and plenty of free booze."

"I challenge the producer of that movie to go to Walter Reed Hospital and walk through the ward and see if he still wants to print out a fake Purple Heart," said Thomas Cottone, Jr., a special agent with the FBI who enforces a federal law that prohibits wearing, manufacturing, buying, selling or trading a Medal of Honor.

"Talk to some of these people who don't have legs anymore and see how funny they think that movie is."
Hey buddy. Before you go off half-cocked on a stupid movie, why don't you have a chat with these comedians.

It strikes me that when the AWOL President's party mocks the Purple Heart at his own nominating convention it is slightly more worthy of scrutiny than a cheezy film promotion.
 
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