Friday, November 18, 2005

# Posted 10:09 PM by Ariel David Adesnik  

WE USED TO CALL THAT RED-BAITING: Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) conveyed the following sentiment 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.
That is disgusting. Moreover, it is exactly what Democrats want to hear. They want to believe that Murtha's critics are venal and small-minded, rather than opposed to the Pennsylvania's Democrat's bad facts and flawed logic. Rep. Schmidt should be ashamed of herself.

I should also point out that I first saw the quote from Rep. Schmidt on Michelle Malkin's blog, where it was reposted without any criticism. I hope that Michelle will correct that mistake.

UPDATE: Political Teen (via MM) has a video of Rep. Schmidt's statement. Sadly, PT seems to think this sort of ad hominem attack is a good thing.
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I didn't understand Schmidt's comment, 'Marines never run.'

What exactly is the Marine Corps Marathon? And as an avid marathon runner herself, was she complaining about the lack of Marine running companions or Marine running opponents? Paul Hackett a Marine Corps veteran did run against her.

Please explain. Irregular verbs with many senses are so confusing especially in the hands of a crazy lady from Ohio.
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