Operation Yellow Elephant infiltrates YRNC 2007
To envision the Young Republican National Convention one must first think of their high school president, replicate him/her times 1000, and place yourself in the center of them all. The YR's were there to slap backs, attend trainings, become stuck to the floorboards drunk, dine with Presidential Candidates and make contacts that would help them to further their political careers. Unfortunately, the YR's that hadn't served in The Military (this being the overwhelming majority) are seemingly reluctant to believe serving will enhance their lifework.
Operation Yellow Elephant had sponsored a booth at the convention for Military Recruiters to use to encourage Our Nation's future Republican leaders to Be A Man! Enlist! Although the booth was to be used through Saturday 7 July the gentlemen from the National Guard recognized a waste of time and packed up, left by 1:10 PM on Friday 6 July, and never returned. Before their exodus, I was able to speak with the recruiters during a break and found out how their efforts had proved. The conversation went as follows:
O.Y.E. "So you guys working the recruiting both, I guess?"
O.Y.E "How's that going?"
Recruiter "Nothing right now."
Recruiter "We thought this would be an OK spot for recruiting but there's nothing here right now."
This conversation takes place at the 48 second mark on the video below. Forgive me for not capturing the recruiters' faces. They were unaware that my camera was recording. I wanted them to answer my questions without the reservations of having to say "the right thing" with a camera bearing down on them.
With the recruiters gone I was scrambling. My intentions of engaging those that passed by the booth without giving the National Guard recruiters a glance had crumbled. When plans go to hell I know of only the Gen X way to press on . . . . . by using mockery.
A huge hat tip goes out to Randi, Jack and Susan.