Sam Bond, a Credible Republican
Here's a column on the Iraq War by Missouri Senator Kit Bond (R). OYE Money quote (at the end):
U.S. Sen. Kit Bond’s only son, Sam Bond, is serving in Iraq on his second tour of duty. [emphasis in original]
Operation Yellow Elephant salutes Lt. Sam Bond, USMC, and his father, Senator Kit Bond, for their service to our nation. We wish them all the best. It's clear to America that Senator Bond's only son wearing the uniform and serving - twice - in Iraq is relevant to possible respect for his opinion on the war; that's why the Kansas City Star mentioned it.