Attacking One, Attacking All
John Murtha (D-PA) takes a swipe at the Administration, Jean Schmidt (R-OH) takes a swipe at John Murtha.
And a Democrat is indignant about it all. Well, not really all:
During a news conference with the Ohio Democratic Party yesterday in front of her district office in Portsmouth, Ohio, [Ohio State Representative and Air Force Reserve Major John] Boccieri called on Schmidt to stop attacking veterans and criticized Lamar Advertising for standing with politicians like Schmidt instead of veterans. The following are excerpts of Boccieri’s remarks:
“Like thousands of soldiers, I left my family, my friends and my job only because our country asked me to go. So Congresswoman Schmidt, when you attack one veteran you attack us all. When you call one veteran a coward you call us all cowards.”
He’s only indignant about Schmidt’s remarks. The far more damaging remarks of Murtha were met with silence, a silence that speaks volumes.
Update 10:00pm PST: Of course, Schmidt isn’t the first self-absorbed hotshot to pressure someone into supporting Bush-bashers. It probably won’t work this time, either.