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Boxer and her children

Barbara Boxer said a couple of interesting things to Condi Rice, things which have not been as well reported as they should have. Surprise. It’s kind of amazing.

Update: The link has been fixed.

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The link goes to the Petraeus article from the previous post.

We should never find this kind of thing "amazing." People like Boxer have no sense of decency. They’re all about power and ideology. They regard (real) Republicans as less than fully human. Anything they do or say to them is OK.

Power and ideology, indeed. I have a former colleague, a rather ferocious Hollywood liberal, who pulled something like this on me the other day on an email list we belong to, saying to the effect that he wished there was a draft so people like me who favored the war could be forced to put our butts on the line.

If you can ignore the hyperbole (that WAS the NY Post after all... honestly, c’mon), and read what Boxer actually said.

"Who pays the price [for the war]? I’m not going to pay a personal price. My kids are too old and my grandchild is too young. You’re not going to pay a particular price, as I understand it, with an immediate family. So who pays the price? The American military and their families."

Boxer didn’t exclude herself. And she is 100% correct. To believe that a family who is exempt from the personal tragedy of war is sacrificing at anywhere near the same level as a family who has "skin in the game" is ludicrous.

If any of you nim rods in college believe that you are sacrificing anything besides your egos for supporting this war in the first place you really needs to soldier up.

Come to think of it, how may of you who are still gun-ho for this war could have signed up but didn’t? You talk the talk, now walk the walk. You might change your opinion of the value of this venture when faced with having to use hooks for a hands for the rest of your life.

My good Senator Boxer...again...and as opportunistic, predictable and non-serious as ever.
Shouting from the podium at the mad- hatters tea party.
The California Dream....

If Boxer were only "opportunistic, predictable and non-serious," she might be tolerable. The real problem is that she is hard-left, arrogant, and vicious. And really stupid.

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