Tuesday, January 24, 2006

The view from the officer's club & where the heck was Nancy Landon Kassebaum?

Blue Girl, Red State, who describes herself as a "former Navy Brat, Air Force wife, and trauma team member," watched George W's speech from an Officer's Club out here in allegedly all-Republican Land.

First, her observations show that not everyone with a military background loves our beloved president and his skewed point of view.
Everyone except the president seems to be painfully aware that the war in Iraq has nothing to do with the attacks on America. You could almost hear the audience mentally shouting "Oh Yeah? Where the hell is Osama bin Laden?" when he said we were hunting down the terrorists and fighting them there. Indeed, a chorus of officers shouted just that in the O-club where I was watching and listening.
As interesting... the blogger notes an amazing absence, neither former senators Nancy Landon Kassebaum or Howard Baker, her husband, attended. Both are serious fixtures in the Republican Party and Kassebaum is the daughter of Alf Landon, the namesake of the lecture.
"Hey! Where are Nancy Landon Kassebaum and Howard Baker? She has never missed a Landon Lecture to my knowledge, the series is named after her dad!" Suddenly the O-Club fell silent and everyone looked at me. "Holy Shit Tom, she cut to the chase again. Where the hell are Nancy and Howard?"
Thanks to Thoughts From Kansas for the link and for helping me find this fine blog.

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