Not a PINO (Patriot in Name Only), Jack Bauer is the ultimate patriot. The show ended tonight, after 8 seasons, never to be resumed. Jack was seen wandering off, bloody but unbowed, to leave the country because both the USA and the Russians would be after him. So what makes Jack the ultimate patriot?
Jack was loyal to all presidents unless he discovered them sinning against the United States. He seemed to ignore politics. He didn’t care if the president was black, white, male, female, Democrat or Republican. He obeyed the code…now what code, I am unsure of. Jack tortured. He only tortured when American lives were at stake.
24 was actually a harbinger of things to come. The first black president was actually on 24. There was also a woman president this past season. There was lots of terrorism.
Was he perfect? No, he was a man who loved his country, regardless of what the government of that country did to him. That is why he is the Ultimate Patriot. Jack Bauer will be missed.