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Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Quotes of the Morning: Deep Schmidt


“Anyone remember Rep. Jean Schmidt? She was the Republican woman who narrowly beat out Paul Hackett, a soldier who had fought in Iraq, in the last election in an area of Ohio (Cincinnati) that is solidly Republican.. She claimed that he was out of touch with the district because he had been away fighting the war. Luckily, upon taking office she promised to clean up the impolite behavior of the House. The following was her first address to the House.”
-Skippy


“This House has much work to do. On that we can all agree. We will not always agree on the details of that work. Honorable people can certainly agree to disagree. However, here today I accept a second oath. I pledge to walk in the shoes of my colleagues and refrain from name-calling or the questioning of character. It is easy to quickly sink to the lowest form of political debate. Harsh words often lead to headlines, but walking this path is not a victimless crime. This great House pays the price.”
-Rep. Jean Schmidt, September 6, 2005

“Apparently though her change of heart was only skin deep. Here is part of her second address to the House.”
-Skippy


“"A few minutes ago I received a call from Colonel 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...”
-Rep. Jean Schmidt, November 18, 2005

“Jean is, of course, calling Congressman Murtha a coward over his request for troop withdrawals in Iraq. Rep. Murtha is a decorated 37-year Marine veteran and a military hawk. That makes twice she has insulted military veterans and claimed that they don’t support the troops. You see, setting a timetable and trying to save the lives of the troops apparently isn’t patriotic.”
-Skippy


“Murtha's bold proposal to get the troops out in six months stands in stark contrast to his fellow Democrats' nervous and tortured attempts to extricate themselves from their 2002 vote to give the President the authority to go to war.”
-CBS, November 22, 2005

“President Bush said yesterday that it was ‘a positive step’ for the Senate to defeat a Democrat-led effort to establish a timetable for withdrawing troops from Iraq.
‘The Senate, in a bipartisan fashion, rejected an amendment that would have taken our troops out of Iraq before the mission was complete,’ Mr. Bush said during a press conference in Kyoto with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. ‘To me, that was a positive step by the United States Senate.’"
-Washington Times, November 17, 2005

“Setting timetables is bad, mmkay? You shouldn’t set timetables. If we set a timetable on Iraq then the terrorists have already won.”
-Skippy


"As long as I am commander in chief, our strategy in Iraq will be driven by the sober judgment of our military commanders on the ground. When our commanders on the ground tell me that Iraqi forces can defend their freedom, our troops will come home with the honor they have earned."
-George Dubya Bush, November 18, 2005

“You see, hidden in that statement is the assumption that there will be military commanders on the ground as long as he is commander in chief. That’s unfortunately about another three years. That will show all of those pinko leftist liberal Democrats who’s boss. Yeah, we aren’t going to let anyone tell us when to leave Iraq.”
-Skippy


“Leaders of Iraq's sharply divided Shiites, Kurds and Sunnis called Monday for a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S.-led forces in the country and said Iraq's opposition had a ‘legitimate right’ of resistance.”
-Associated Press, November 22, 2005

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