Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Jean Schmidt: Coward and Liar

So the other day on the floor of the House, Jean Schmidt hid behind an "email" from one of her constituents and called Rep. Murtha, a decorated ex-Marine, a coward:
...A few minutes ago I received a call from Col Danny Bubp, Ohio representative from the 88th District in the House of Representatives. 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." Danny and the rest of America, and the world want the assurance from this body that we will..."

Now, remember, Schmidt wasn't calling Murth a coward, she was just placing the comments from an email into the record. Let's get the facts right. Or not:
Bubp, who has served in the Marine Corps Reserve for 27 years, including three years of active duty, said he called Schmidt on Friday afternoon to discuss the resolution that called for the immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq - not to talk about Murtha.

The House nonbinding resolution failed by a 403-3 vote.

"There was no discussion of him personally being a coward or about any person being a coward," Bubp said. "My message to the folks in Washington, D.C., and to all the Congress people up there, is to stay the course. We cannot leave Iraq or cut and run - any terminology that you want to use."

I bet all of you in Ohio who voted for Schmidt instead of Hackett are proud of your Representative today.