Wednesday, January 25, 2006

College Republicans Burst Bipartisanshp

Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle (a Democrat, I assume) is visiting Wisconsin National Guard troops deployed in Iraq, as part of as bipartisan gubernatorial delegation invited by the State and Defense Departments. In a January 24 phone interview, he praised the soldiers for “high morale, a very clear sense of mission and a very clear belief that it can be accomplished.”

Said his spokesperson, Melanie Fonder, “The governor is honored to be in Kuwait and in Iraq to see firsthand how Wisconsin troops are doing and what they are doing. He was pleased to be able to tell them how much Wisconsin supports them, and he looks forward to welcoming them home.”

So, what's the response of University of Wisconsin (UW) Madison College Republicans Chair Jordan Smith? While most praised the gesture, Smith questioned Doyle’s motives for making the journey:

“I think that it’s nice that he went to go visit the troops and is showing his support, but I do kind of think that he’s using this as a photo opportunity,” said UW- Madison College Republicans chair Jordan Smith, who added she did not think the tactic would resonate with voters because the war in Iraq was more a national issue than a state issue.

Jordan, unlike the UW-Madison College Republicans, who appear far better qualified for military service, Governor Doyle actually made it to Iraq. How about you?


At 25 January, 2006 15:12, Anonymous lam said...

Jane Fonda made it to Vietnam for the same reason Senator McDermott made it to Iraq - to stand between the U.S. Military and fascism.

At 25 January, 2006 15:17, Anonymous lam said...

I assume McDermott was a Democrat.

At 25 January, 2006 17:12, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The UW College Republicans are missing a quote on their "Quotes" page:

"Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." -JFK

Like enlisting!!!

By the way, I downloaded several of their meetings' minutes. I'm not saying they seem to do very little - almost to the point of pointless-ness. I COULD say that but it's unnecesssary once you see how little actually goes on in their meetings.

At 25 January, 2006 17:49, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turd Blossom would be very proud of the UW College Republicans by thier stratigic move to avoid serving this country in time of need.

At 26 January, 2006 05:41, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What? Another chapter and no "Finish the Job" rally? How will the recruiters ever find the little darlings?

At 26 January, 2006 06:51, Blogger chris bray said...

I trained in Mississippi for OIF with a Wisconsin National Guard battalion, and we had several elected officials from Wisconsin visit to offer their very kind words of support for us. They were there, talking to soldiers, when there were no photographers present.

I did not, however, see any campus Republicans.

At 26 January, 2006 20:28, Blogger ed sharp said...

Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas (never served)was on that recent trip to Iraq for a photo-op(he's running for president)and to be a male cheerleader for the perpetual war. I believe Governor Huckabee has two sons that are ripe for military service but of course they are yellow elephants. If he cannot inspire his sons to serve their country, how does he expect to do as commander in chief?

At 27 January, 2006 10:46, Blogger Karl said...

ed sharp-

Let's check that out. Are Huckabee's military-age sons, like Jenna's beau Henry Hager (hhager(at)doc(dot)gov), active in politics, or are they basically private citizens now that they've grown up?

At 03 February, 2006 01:38, Anonymous Chrissy said...

if by bipartisan you mean circle jerk


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