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Sparrowhawk
07-31-04, 05:56 PM
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DEM'S MARINE MISFIRE

By STEFAN C. FRIEDMAN
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July 31, 2004 -- SCRANTON, Pa. John Kerry's heavily hyped cross-country bus tour stumbled out of the blocks yesterday, as a group of Marines publicly dissed the Vietnam War hero in the middle of a crowded restaurant.
Kerry was treating running mate Sen. John Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth, to a Wendy's lunch in Newburgh, N.Y., for their 27th wedding anniversary an Edwards family tradition when the candidate approached four Marines and asked them questions.

The Marines two in uniform and two off-duty were polite but curt while chatting with Kerry, answering most of his questions with a "yes, sir" or "no, sir."

But they turned downright nasty after the Massachusetts senator thanked them "for their service" and left.

"He imposed on us and I disagree with him coming over here shaking our hands," one Marine said, adding, "I'm 100 percent against [him]."

A sergeant with 10 years of service under his belt said, "I speak for all of us. We think that we are doing the right thing in Iraq," before saying he is to be deployed there in a few weeks and is "eager" to go and serve.

The Marines all of whom serve at nearby Stewart Air Force Base wouldn't give their names.













Marines (http://www.nypost.com/news/nationalnews/25935.htm)

HardJedi
07-31-04, 06:13 PM
Lord. Good for those Devil Dogs. And I agree. I think He was imposing as well. Just becuase he saw it as a publicity thing, he went over and talked to them. Or Does Kerry just walk up and talk to anyone at all every time he gos out to eat?

CAR
07-31-04, 06:54 PM
Ouch! Good for the Marines, They were polite enough but didn't want to be seen as Kerry supporters just because Kerry saw it as an opportunity. I wonder if this will ever make national or even local news?

Sparrowhawk
07-31-04, 06:57 PM
Maybe Kerry will stay away from Marines, from now on.

It would be nice if he became aware of this news story, but his staff will keep it away from him.

Think I'll email it to our local paper....

greybeard
08-01-04, 09:36 AM
The Sgt missed a golden opportunity, tho it might have landed him in hot water. I would have been very tempted to say:

"Shove It!!"

fulmetaljackass
08-02-04, 12:14 PM
lol.....or will Kerry have it pulled from this website because of bogus copyright b.s.?