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Thursday, December 15, 2005

I dunno, screw Murtha, screw the press.
This is how it happened ...

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.

(AP) Senators Carl Levin, D-Mich., and Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I. yell "We surrender, we surrender!"
"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.

Democrats booed and shouted her down - causing the House to come to a standstill.

This is how the Cincinnati Enquirer  profiles Jean Schmidt's  first months in congress.

Jean Schmidt's first 100 days
Freshman lawmaker fails to shake image of insult to decorated colleague

Oh-oh.  "Insult a decorated colleague."  I'm afraid reporterette Malia Rulon might have set a tone here ... let's see.  (Note:  About here I'm tired of this post, and ought to quit, but you know ....I don't throw stuff out.)

"When her name comes up, it's her 16th speech on the House floor, made on her 74th day in office, that most people talk about.

"During that speech, the freshman Republican lawmaker from Clermont County urged Congress not to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq. And she told 17-term Democratic Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, a decorated Marine veteran of Vietnam who had called on Bush to start pulling out troops, that "cowards cut and run. Marines never do."

I used to think reporters like Ms. Rulon were intentionally lying, or nuancing their stories to fit an ideology, and while that may be the case here, I have since concluded that most reporters are lazy, sloppy, and use their own colleagues work as source material.  It may be a small distinction, but it's important, as these things go, to know that Rep. Schmidt was complying with  the wishes of a constituent, also a decorated marine, whilst uttering the phrase.   And besides ...

... Whatever John Murtha may have been, he is now a hypocritical  democrat who did not just decide he was against the war, he has been against it from nearly the get go.  So, it's "John Murtha, erstwhile patriot, now piece of runny yellow effluent with chunks of corn"  Them's the facts.  And Jean Schmidt?   In the only circles that count, she's known as

Mean Jean: A Republican Hottie

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The twice-wounded hero of Ticonderoga, Quebec, Lake Champlain and Saratoga, were he in today's Army instead of the Continental Army, would be highly decorated. However, Benedict Arnold is remembered for something else.

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That's one of the reasons we love you Rog - you stick with it and go the extra mile when there's a story to be told.

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Following is excerpted from the RCP blog by Tom Bevan.............

That's freshman Congresswoman Jean Schmidt (OH-2) talking about some of the response she's received from her well-publicized gaffe

Gaffe!! Gaffe!! Bevan shows his true moonbat colors by referring to her comments as a gaffe when in actuality it was the unvarnished truth. Guess in the dimocrat's parallel universe truth is a 'gaffe'.

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