Bowdoin College Republicans: No Class
The Bowdoin College community shares The General's concerns that College Republicans National Committee Secretary Dan Schuberth questioned the "logic and motivation" of Maine College Democrats Co-President Alex Cornell de Houx, a member of the Marine Reserve, on the eve of his deployment to Iraq. [Although Cornell de Houx opposes the war, he is ready and willing to do his job to its fullest extent.]
Bowdoin President Barry Mills stated, "I have enormous admiration for Alex. I would never question the motivation of any person in the military. All we should be doing is supporting and applauding their efforts."
Sophmore Joshua Cippel told the campus newspaper, "If anything, America needs more people who, like Alex, can look beyond their own interests and opinions and take part in a cause that is larger than themselves."
But Bowdoin Republicans President Alex Linart belittled his classmate's service in Iraq, "Another article, eh? Maybe run an entire section about him." He then regained his senses and concluded, "I thank Alex for his service to his country and wish him well in Iraq." Schuberth, however, stands by his comments.
Cornell du Houx responded: I am dedicated to my country through community service, political service and military service and I challenge them to do the same. [Welcome to Operation Yellow Elephant, young man! We respect your service to our country and wish you the best.]