Saturday, December 03, 2005

Yellow Elephant on NBC Saturday: My talents are needed here in Maine (not Iraq)

We all remember Dan Schuberth (Bowdoin '06), who brought national attention to Operation Yellow Elephant for denouncing his non-elephant classmate, Alex Cornell du Houx, for going to Iraq as a Marine Corps reservist despite his personal reservations about the war.

Watch NBC Nightly News TV Saturday December 3 for their story.

Buried at the bottom of this article is the latest Yellow Elephant excuse: Dan Schuberth says,

I feel that my talents [are] most needed here in Maine.

Maine? I thought that we were fighting terrorists in Iraq so we don't have to fight them in America. Dan, whom are you fighting in Maine?

7 Comments:

At 03 December, 2005 12:14, Blogger Kriscinda said...

"I feel that my talents [are] most needed here in Maine.

Maine? I thought that we were fighting terrorists in Iraq so we don't have to fight them in America. Dan, whom are you fighting in Maine?"

Good question...another good question might be..."What talents?" (this is an excuse I often hear on my campus). What special talents does he have that some non-war-supporting person doesn't have. I'm sure that those who don't support the war can hold the fort while he's off fighting for his beloved nation.

 
At 03 December, 2005 13:54, Blogger Blogenfreude said...

Maine? Nobody's attacked Kennebunkport that I know of ... he should go over to Iraq and get all those 'terrists' responsible for the big hole in the ground a few blocks from here.
b-freude in NYC

 
At 04 December, 2005 10:05, Blogger Spud1 said...

I know what you're thinking: Maine is about 99.5% white, and surely not high on the target list. We here in the Pine Tree State know how to ID a would be terrorist, as there is no 'backround' in which they can blend in.

But recently, there has been a wave of Somoli's moving to L/A (that's the twin cities of Lewiston/Auburn), and who knows if there are terrorists amongst them.

I for one am glad that Dan Schuberth is here, vigilant, protecting me and my family. I only hope that it doesn't affect his studies.

 
At 04 December, 2005 11:46, Blogger Karl said...

I don't think that Dan Schuberth has any plans to join law enforcement or Homeland Security.

At least, his known talents don't seem to be of any use to such organizations.

 
At 04 December, 2005 13:12, Blogger Mrs. Tarquin Biscuitbarrel said...

Doesn't it get a little rowdy around the L.L. Bean outlet in Freeport? I understand it's open 24/7... oh, my heavens, 24/7? What if it doesn't close on Bill-O's favorite holiday?

 
At 06 December, 2005 13:13, Blogger Street_Without_Joy said...

Fatboy is right, his talents are needed more in Maine than Iraq/Afghanistan.

His extreme lack of physical conditioning indicates an extreme lack of discipline and weak mental will that would only get good men killed in combat.

 
At 16 December, 2005 14:27, Blogger The Truffle said...

Pffffft. Even if Doughboy can't serve in a combat unit, the military still needs medics, clerks, chefs, mechanics, and the like. Heck, they've even taken back amputees. Doughboy would find himself welcomed with open arms if he enlisted. Right?

 

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