Obnoxious Droppings

A Former Sgt in the US Marines, US Army and Australian Federal Police - With an Attitude Problem - Looking at the Shits & Giggles of life from a Quasi-Conservative Point of View * * * WARNING! STRONG LANGUAGE FOLLOWS! * * *

31 July, 2004

New York Post for 31Jul2004 - Marines Unhappy with Kerry

The following is a verbatim copy of an article in the New York Post for July 31st, 2004:

DEM'S MARINE MISFIRE
By STEFAN C. FRIEDMAN


July 31, 2004 -- SCRANTON, Pa. — John Kerry's heavily hyped cross-country bus tour stumbled out of the blocks yesterday, as a group of Marines publicly dissed the Vietnam War hero in the middle of a crowded restaurant.

Kerry was treating running mate Sen. John Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth, to a Wendy's lunch in Newburgh, N.Y., for their 27th wedding anniversary — an Edwards family tradition — when the candidate approached four Marines and asked them questions.
The Marines — two in uniform and two off-duty — were polite but curt while chatting with Kerry, answering most of his questions with a "yes, sir" or "no, sir."

But they turned downright nasty after the Massachusetts senator thanked them "for their service" and left.

"He imposed on us and I disagree with him coming over here shaking our hands," one Marine said, adding, "I'm 100 percent against [him]."

A sergeant with 10 years of service under his belt said, "I speak for all of us. We think that we are doing the right thing in Iraq," before saying he is to be deployed there in a few weeks and is "eager" to go and serve.

The Marines — all of whom serve at nearby Stewart Air Force Base — wouldn't give their names.

It wasn't an auspicious start to the senators' "Believe in America" bus tour — a 22-state, 43-city tour that will cover roughly 3,500 miles over 15 days in an effort to carry some of their momentum out of the Democratic convention.

It was a very good thing that those servicemen were Marines, since we just ooze couth and tact!

(For any of you who have ever served our great Nation, picture yourself in this same situation - you've only got a limited time for lunch; due to Kerry and Edwards votes you can only afford to go to a Wendy's once a month; and out of nowhere the (possible) next POTUS comes up to your table for a photo-op.

One second you're enjoying your lunch with your comrades before you have to scurry back to work; the next you see yourself standing at the lip of your career's open grave if you say or do anything that could be misinterpreted.)

Kerry had no right to do that to those Marines!

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