The Beef Jerks
Recently, OYE did a post on the Iowa Federation of College Republicans', Benjamin Johnson, and his 'supporting' The Troops by sending beef jerky to Our Servicemen overseas. Being a loyal friend, Greg Baker (IFCR secretary), apparently wanted to take some of the negative focus off of his comrade's back by making the same ridiculous appeal to fly America's finest spicy, salty dried meat to Iraq.
“We have already purchased the items soldiers have requested such as; razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, along with beef jerky, Little Debbie snack cakes, pre-paid phone cards, DVDs, and digital photo frames.”
OYE Comment: It's disturbingly comical how sealed bags of beef jerky will be in greater harms way than the eligible-but-unwilling-to-serve young men from the IFCR. Collecting goods that can be purchased at 7-Eleven for The Troops doesn't even grant one entry into the parking lot of the ballgame, much less the cheap seats. If 'men' like Greg and Ben are asked later in life by children they can conceivably bear "Dad, did you serve in The War you 'supported'?" will they answer with "No, but I was sure to send the brave men who did bags of Pemmican and Jack Links".
Hang in there LT Nixon, help from the IFCR is on the way.
Hat tip to Iowa Politics.