Wednesday, November 23, 2005

On getting what you voted for

Okay, so the most recent scandalicious scandal in the House of Representatives has to be Rep. Jean "Mean Jean" Schmidt and her complete inability to think before she lets the words out of her mouth. Rep. John P. Murtha, retired Marine and veteran of Korea and Vietnam, suggested that maybe withdrawing our troops from Iraq might keep them from getting killed all the time. Mean Jean had this to say in response:
A few minutes ago, I received a call from Colonel Danny Bubp. 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.


If you didn't get to watch it on the news, you missed out. The noises coming out of that chamber were more British Parliament than House of Representatives. Mean Jean was forced to strike her own comments from the congressional record and write an "I'm sorry I'm a bitch" note to Murtha.

But dagnabbit, that's just not enough for some people. She said she wasn't trying to impugn his character, didn't she? Jeez. And yet the e-mails and phone calls keep pouring in. Mean Jean had this to say in response:
I am quite willing to suffer those attacks if in the end that policy I so strongly oppose is exposed as unsound. First and foremost, I support the troops. They dodge bullets and bombs while I duck only hateful words.

Sniff, sniff. Yes, Jean, you will endeavor to persevere. You're a rock. A rock! You go ahead and support those troops, with their bullet-dodging and their bomb-ducking, and screw that coward who wanted to take them away from, um, the bullets. And the bombs.

Of course, at least the troops have their buddies out their dodging the bullets and bombs along with them. Mean Jean only has Danny Bubp, who was the one who actually called Murtha a coward.

Except for the not calling him a coward part:
The comments and concerns I shared with Congresswoman Schmidt were never meant as a personal reference to Mr. Murtha. . . . We never discussed anyone by name and there was no intent to ever disparage the congressman or his distinguished record of service for our nation.

Gettin' cold out there, Jean?

Well-known blogger and former Matt Damon paramour ACG had this to say in response:
Paul Hackett, y'all. You did this to yourselves.

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