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Audio Of Jean Schmidt Calling Jack Murtha A Coward

Here goes the audio of Jean Schmidt causing pandemonium
and mayhem in Congress last Friday. I wonder what they're
all up to this afternoon? I bet they're not letting the
press anywhere near them for a while, huh?
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"The house will be in order,
the house will be in order,
the house will be in order."

-- "mr president's" gavel

History Channel's forum has an interesting take on this:

"This woman from Ohio, who has a very odious slash and burn political reputation,
(you can look it up) insulted a retired Marine Colonel on the floor of the House -
"cowards cut and run". Even if the record indicates she displayed great valor under
fire during her own military career she has no right to make such an insulting
statement to a Retired United Stated Marine Officer.

She should hang her shame. Alas, the snake oil salesmen such as her, who have
taken over the Republican Party, know no shame.
more specifics + VIDEO at ThinkProgress 21.Nov.2005 14:55


VIDEO: Schmidt's Shame

Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-OH) today on the House floor, speaking about Rep. John Murtha (D-PA), a decorated former Marine:

Yesterday I stood at Arlington National Cemetery attending the funeral of a young marine in my district. He believed in what we were doing is the right thing and had the courage to lay his life on the line to do it. 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 - that we will see this through.

Watch in Quicktime
 link to streaming.americanprogress.org

Schmidt was later forced to return to the House floor and have her remarks stricken from the record. Despite having said the purpose of her "coward" statement was to "send Congressman Murtha a message," Schmidt claimed:

Mr. Speaker, my remarks were not directed to any member of the House and I did not intend to suggest they applied to any member, most especially the distinguished gentleman from Pennsylvania.

Filed under: Iraq, Congress
Posted by Think Progress November 18, 2005 6:43 pm
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then see these:

Jean Schmidt Steps In A Pile Of It
(scroll down >> Friday, November 18, 2005)  http://darted.blogspot.com/

She'll get you, Rep. Murtha, you little pretty
 link to patriotboy.blogspot.com


Rumsfeld Attacks Murtha: Says He Is Undermining Troops, Comforting Enemy

Rumsfeld Erroneously Defends Rep. Jean Schmidt's Attack

White House Flip-Flops on Murtha

Jean Schmidt=mad cow 21.Nov.2005 21:41


Jean Schmidt defeated Paul Hackett by a narrow margin in a notoriously Republican area of the state. This area is where all the wealthy Cincinnatians such as Carl Linder, CEO of Chiquita reside. Paul Hackett is said to be halfway decent for a Democrat. He was in the Military, but is not a hawk and is against the war.

the Marine whom Schmidt "quoted" refutes her statement 22.Nov.2005 11:04

bubp-bubp be dubp

JUST A BUBP IN THE ROAD....Last week, Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio) lashed out at Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.) on the House floor, and relayed remarks she claimed to have received from Marine Colonel Danny Bubp: "[He] asked me to send Congressman Murtha a message, that cowards cut and run, Marines never do."

As Avedon noted yesterday, Col. Bubp's background suggests he's a fairly predictable right-wing activist, a point which seemed to have been lost in the shuffle. But the story gets even more entertaining today -- Bubp is hanging Schmidt out to dry.

[A] spokeswoman for the colonel, Danny R. Bubp, said Ms. Schmidt had misconstrued their conversation.

While Mr. Bubp, a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, opposes a quick withdrawal for forces, "he did not mention Congressman Murtha by name nor did he mean to disparage Congressman Murtha," said Karen Tabor, his spokeswoman. "He feels as though the words that Congresswoman Schmidt chose did not represent their conversation."

In fact, he also told reporters that there was "no discussion of him personally being a coward or about any person being a coward."

Apparently, everyone on the right is in full retreat from their Murtha attacks. Is it possible that some folks just can't be Swift-Boated?

And speaking of last week's floor theatrics, some House Republicans seem anxious to do the whole thing all over again.

The Republican who initiated last week's overwhelming House vote to keep U.S. troops in Iraq said he will do it again if Democrats don't cease their calls for withdrawal.

"If they start this again, we'll call the vote again," said Rep. J.D. Hayworth, Arizona Republican, whom members credited with suggesting holding a vote. "As far as I'm concerned, if they haven't learned from this, if they go back to this cheap talk, I would be more than happy to call for another vote."

Something to look forward to.
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