Friday, November 18, 2005


The fiery, emotional debate climaxed when Rep. Jean Schmidt, R-Ohio, the most
junior member of the House, told of a phone call she received from a Marine
colonel. "He asked me to send Congress a message - stay the course. He also
asked me to send Congressman Murtha a message - that cowards cut and run,
Marines never do," Schmidt said.

is pathetic. The a good portion of the "Bush pushback" seems to be that Democrats are betraying the troops. That was a good argument a year or two ago, but now the public is asking questions about why we are there and when we are going to get out. This is not the answer to either.

(And also, GOP leadership, don't send your most junior member (about a month or so in office) to make these types of speeches. Have the balls to send out the senior members to attack a fellow Congressman, who served in the Marines when almost all of you were hiding behind deferments. Like I said, pathetic, and desperate.)