Supporting the Troops, Republican Style

Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) shows his support:

We spent the night in the Green Zone, in the poolhouse of one of Saddam’s palaces. A little weird, I got to be honest with you. But I felt safe. And so in the morning, I got up early — not that I make this a great habit — but I went to the gym because I just couldn’t sleep and everything else. Well, sure enough, the guard wouldn’t let me in. Said I didn’t have the correct credentials.

It’s 5:00 in the morning. I haven’t had sleep. I was not very happy with this two-bit security guard. So you know, I said, “I want to see your supervisor.” Thirty minutes later, the supervisor wasn’t happy with me, they escort me back to my room. It happens. I guess I didn’t need to work out anyway.


I don’t support the war in Iraq. Never did. But our soldiers are over there doing their jobs. They shouldn’t have to kowtow to entitled chickenhawks like McHenry.

In other news, John McCain still hasn’t signed on to the new GI Bill.

H/T, Jeff at Shakesville

2 Responses to “Supporting the Troops, Republican Style”

  1. Bill says:

    Put a gun in his damned cowardly hand and let him fight in Iraq. That will show his support for the troops. Asshat.

  2. Kathy says:

    Yeah, he’s 32 years old. A 59-year-old soldier just came home from a year of combat duty. I’m sure the military could find a spot for Patrick. Although, from what I hear, he’d have to abide by DADT.

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