Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Colonel Denies Disparaging Murtha
By The New York Times
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 - A colonel in the Marine reserves has taken issue with how his views were represented in a Republican attack last week on Representative Murtha.
Speaking on the House floor on Friday, Representative Jean Schmidt, Republican of Ohio, asserted that the colonel had "asked me to send Congressman Murtha a message: that cowards cut and run, marines never do."
But a spokeswoman for the colonel, Danny R. Bubp, said Ms. Schmidt had misconstrued their conversation.
While Mr. Bubp, a Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives, opposes a quick withdrawal for forces, "he did not mention Congressman Murtha by name nor did he mean to disparage Congressman Murtha," said Karen Tabor, his spokeswoman. "He feels as though the words that Congresswoman Schmidt chose did not represent their conversation."
Asked to respond on Monday, the congresswoman's office said only, "Mrs. Schmidt's statement was never meant to disparage Congressman Murtha."
Ms. Schmidt, you are a liar. You DID intend to disparage Congressman Murtha, and you ASSUMED it would be okay under the cover of a military person. Ha. You were wrong. The colonel you chose denies he ever said Murtha's name. It was all you. You're despicable.
But what do we know about Col. Bupb? Besides the fact that he has not been active in the Marines for over ten years, he showed up at Jean Schmidt rallies dressed in his uniform. That is his right, but what is his real agenda? He's been working as a Christian Right activist alongside such sleaze merchants as James Dobson and Roy Moore. While running for his seat on the Ohio legislature, he was able to hide his divorce from the public due to a friendly, right-wing judge. What was he hiding? Hmmm.... Read more about him here.