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Now she's complaining about all the negative attention...
Schmidt doesn't understand what the fuss is about, and sees herself more as victim than villain. "I am amazed at what a national story this has become," she said in a statement. "I have been attacked very personally, continuously since Friday evening."
She's got chutzpah, I'll give her that.
Oh, and she also claims that she didn't know Murtha was an ex-Marine when she called him a coward.
Considering her position
doesn't that kind of equate to people saying they didn't know she was a woman?
I haven't heard such a heartfelt apology since
...ah, nevermind. She's just a jerk.
[u]I[/u] haven't heard such a heartfelt apology since...
Bill Clinton "apologized" for lying to everyone over Miss Monica - and neither apology had any real effect on me...
A LIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
She never called him a coward.
Wow. Even she's not
trying to hang her hat on that one.
(NT) I stand by it
Did you see the video?
Because I saw it and she most certainly did.
Saw it; listened to it , ad nuaseum...
and UNDERSTOOD IT, too.
She didn't. Sorry. Next time listen.
Of course she didn't.
All she did was say that anyone who would do what Murtha was calling for is a coward. That's completely different.
Nope. Try again.
Tnis time strive for accuracy.
The statement in full
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.
BTW Bubp denied ever saying that to her.
Whether Bubp ever said it or not I don't know...
But note that he is a Marine Colonel. Note also the left wingers are attacking his militaryy career as well.
The point is that he didn't call anyone a coward, nor did Congresswoman Schmidt, even though it was not a smart thing to say.
Ha ha, Josh! He caught you!
Now we know what the definition of is is.
Sorry you find accuracy distressing.
(NT) No she didn't
She certainly did, and was a coward herself in doing it,
DM, because she attributed the remark to a State Legislator (who denied having said it), doubtless to cover herself from precisely the richly deserved reaction she got. Now how about those here who made similar (sometimes more direct) remarks about a decorated vet who won a purple heart? I won't hold my breath waiting...
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Why don't you read it
putting your ideological blinders aside? You'll see that she DID NOT call Murtha a coward.
If you can.
I find it interesting, Dave...
Dave, remember before the last election when Kerry was an unknown to many people? When the subject of the war came up on the Forum discussions the name calling aimed at veterans flew fast and furious with names like warmonger or even baby bomber.
I find it interesting that since Kerry was the nominee suddenly veterans are the good guys and such name calling is no longer "fashionable". I can't help but wonder if it will return to fashion in the future.
I find it more interesting that the
only person to ever use that second name on this forum is you.
It's pretty obvious...
It's pretty obvious that you wern't around back then or you'd remember it. Remember, gang? It was about the time that someone made the "tactical ploy" of mentioning membership in the SDS.
I'm glad she apologized, but...
She did NOT call Murtha a coward. No one did.
She quooted Danny Bubp. He didn't call Murtha a coward either.
He said, "cowards cut and run, Marines never do."
Is there a problem with saying such a thing?
The implication is obvious
Even a child can see that, else why would the good congresswoman apologize in the first place ?
I believe the implicatin was that if the country/soldiers/marines were to cut and run, that would be cowardly. And so it would be.
She apologized because of the furor that ensured, naturally. Even a child can see that.
Your right Ed
She did not ''exactly'' call any one a coward, She did not ''exactly'' call Mr. Murtha a coward.
Of course Saddam Hussein did not ''exactly'' have weapons of mass destruction.
Wrong again, Grim
He did indeed have them. Everyone agrees that he used poison gas on the Kurds, etc. He appears not to have had them anymore at the time of the invasion. But that is not completely determined either.
Glad to see you have accepted reality re: the Murtha flap however. Perhaps there's hope for you after all, though I won't hold my breath.
By the way, after all the name calling of the President and others on "my" side in general, plus the lies, slander, phoney movies, etc. it's kind of amusing to see the (largely feigned IMHO ) outrage over this little incident. Time to get over it methinks. She apologized, end of story.
It would be cowardly, therefore anyone suggesting such a thing is a coward.
Glad you've come around.
(NT) No, that doesn't follow either, but never mind.
By the way, are you saying Murtha suggested turning tail?
Not a shocker at all
I have expressed my disagreement with his opinion already. I don't know if I'd call it "turning tail" but he is suggesting we leave the mess we made without cleaning it up.
And yes, if you call someone's suggestion "cowardly" then you are calling that person a coward for making it.
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