As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

One Line, No Waiting

One of our great new Democratic Representatives, Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), to the GOP chairman in her state who criticized her Iraq vote:

"If Fergus Cullen has the courage of his convictions, he should go enlist, because they're having trouble meeting their quota. He's young, he's single and he's healthy. If he needs to know where the recruiters are, call me."

They just lowered the standards, too, so I'm sure even Fergus Cullen could make it through basic. Strap on a backback and get yourself a rifle, dude.

P.S. This is what supporting the troops means, from someone who's been there.

Senator Jim Webb said this week that expanding educational and training benefits to post-9/11 veterans is "critical both to achieving fairness for our men and women in uniform and strengthening the nation's economic foundation."

The Senator introduced the "Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2007" (S.22) on his first day in office. The legislation seeks to provide veterans of the 9/11 era with educational benefits parallel to those provided to service members at the end of World War II, when the GI bill spurred economic growth and expansion for a whole generation of Americans.

"I have strong feelings about the need for those men and women who have been serving since 9/11 to get a GI bill that is worthy of their service," said Senator Webb at Tuesday's hearing of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs. "The Montgomery GI Bill served this nation well during peacetime, but during times like these, it has its limitations."

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